The DMCA Rip-off Returns within the Type of Nationwide Authorized Companies


As chances are you’ll recall, final spring I unravelled a rip-off wherein somebody pretending to be an legal professional despatched out phony DMCA takedown notices. That rip-off was centered round a web site that pretended to be the legislation agency of Arthur Davidson Authorized. Ultimately, that web site was suspended by its internet hosting firm. Effectively it seems that rip-off has popped-up once more. This time within the type of a web site that pretends to be the legislation agency of Nationwide Authorized in Austin, Texas. 

Over the weekend I obtained an e-mail from somebody pretending to be a trademark legal professional with the legislation agency of Nationwide Authorized. I will not hyperlink to it, however you will discover it at nationwidelaw (dot) org. The e-mail had the entire similar tell-tale indicators of being a fraud because the earlier rip-off that employed a web site pretending to be the legislation agency of Arthur Davidson. These indicators embrace not truly addressing me by identify and never asking for something apart from a hyperlink to some shady web site. Check out the screenshot of the e-mail under and see what different indicators of a rip-off you’ll be able to spot. 

Different indicators of the rip-off:

Once I went to the web site, I discovered the image of the one that pretends to be “Alicia Weber, Trademark Legal professional.” I then did a reverse picture search of her image and located that she additionally goes by the identify of Maria and is a professor of historical past at MetaTeaching and seems on dozens of different web sites. 

A variation on the identical legal professional web site area has already been suspended by its host. And as soon as I report this one to its internet hosting firm, I am positive it is going to even be suspended. 

The teachings!

1. In the event you get an e-mail from somebody claiming to be an legal professional, do not imagine it if they can not even trouble to deal with you by identify. 

2. Do not be a sleazy, lazy scammer.

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