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


As you could recall, final spring I unravelled a rip-off during which somebody pretending to be an lawyer 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. Finally, that web site was suspended by its hosting firm. Nicely 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 acquired an electronic mail from somebody pretending to be a trademark lawyer 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 all the identical 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 really addressing me by title and never asking for something aside from a hyperlink to some shady web site. Check out the screenshot of the e-mail beneath 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 who 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 title of Maria and is a professor of historical past at MetaTeaching and seems on dozens of different web sites. 

A variation on the identical lawyer 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 certain it would even be suspended. 

The teachings!

1. When you get an electronic mail from somebody claiming to be an lawyer, do not imagine it if they can not even trouble to deal with you by title. 

2. Do not be a sleazy, lazy scammer.

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