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

As chances are you’ll recall, final spring I unravelled a rip-off through which somebody pretending to be an lawyer despatched out phony DMCA takedown notices. That rip-off was centered round an internet site that pretended to be the legislation agency of Arthur Davidson Authorized. Ultimately, 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 an internet site that pretends to be the legislation agency of Nationwide Authorized in Austin, Texas. 

Over the weekend I acquired an e-mail from somebody pretending to be a trademark lawyer with the legislation agency of Nationwide Authorized. I will not hyperlink to it, however yow will discover it at nationwidelaw (dot) org. The e-mail had the entire identical tell-tale indicators of being a fraud because the earlier rip-off that employed an internet site pretending to be the legislation agency of Arthur Davidson. These indicators embody 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 beneath and see what different indicators of a rip-off you possibly can spot. 

Different indicators of the rip-off:

After I went to the web site, I discovered the image of the one who pretends to be “Alicia Weber, Trademark Lawyer.” 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 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 positive it’s going to even be suspended. 

The teachings!

1. In case you get an e-mail from somebody claiming to be an lawyer, do not imagine it if they can not even trouble to handle you by identify. 

2. Do not be a sleazy, lazy scammer.

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