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Fake Copyright Infringement Warnings Used to Spread Ransomware

by on May 12, 2021
in News, Computers and Software, Computer Safety & Support, Blog :: 326 comments

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Recently, Techlicious received a handful of posts in our comment section claiming that one of our images is violating copyright. We take copyright very seriously, so these posts immediately got my attention. But what I discovered could have actually been much worse – there was no copyright issue, it was all a ruse to trick us into installing a ransomware trojan that could have significantly disrupted our business.

Fortunately, I'm very familiar with how to recognize malware and scams, in general. But it would be easy for someone who isn't technically sophisticated to be fooled by these hackers and put their company's systems at risk.

Here are a couple of examples of the posts we received in the Techlicious comments [with Google Site URL removed]:

Hi!

My name is Jessica.

Your website or a website that your company hosts is infringing on a copyright-protected images owned by myself.

Check out this document with the links to my images you used at www.techlicious.com and my earlier publications to get the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://sites.google.com/view/[redacted]

I believe you have willfully infringed my rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damages as high as $150,000 as set forth in Section 504(c)(2) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (”DMCA”) therein.

This letter is official notification. I seek the removal of the infringing material referenced above. Please take note as a service provider, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires you, to remove or disable access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this notice. If you do not cease the use of the aforementioned copyrighted material a lawsuit will be commenced against you.

I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Best regards,
Jessica Martin

and

Hi there!

This is Melangelle and I am a qualified photographer and illustrator.

I was baffled, to put it nicely, when I came across my images at your website. If you use a copyrighted image without an owner's permission, you must know that you could be sued by the owner.

It's not legal to use stolen images and it's so mean!

Check out this document with the links to my images you used at www.techlicious.com and my earlier publications to obtain the evidence of my legal copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://sites.google.com/view/[redacted]

If you don't delete the images mentioned in the file above during the next several days, I'll file a to your hosting provider letting them know that my copyrights have been severely infringed and I am trying to protect my intellectual property. 

And if it doesn't help, trust me I am going to take it to court! And I won't give you a prior notice again.

On first blush, that sounds pretty scary and is likely to get many site owners to click on the link to learn more about the details of the accusation. When you do, you will be served a webpage with a link to file with your "copyright infringement evidence."

Scam page showing File 'Copyright Infringement Evidence' is ready for downloadYour download should begin automatically. Didn’t work? Try downloading again. Download my file

In the version of the scam we received, the download is a .zip file containing a javascript (.js) file called "Copyright Infringement Evidence.js". I ran the file through Virus Total and it came back as a backdoor trojan – identified as js.Trojan.Cryxos.5779 and JS/Kryptik.BXN – that can be used to install ransomware and other malicious programs. Only 8 of the 61 malware scanning engines in Virus Total picked this up (BitDefender, Emsisoft, eScan, ESET-NOD32, FireEye, GData, MAX, NANO-Antivirus), meaning it currently has a high chance of slipping through most antimalware protection.

Screenshot of Virus Total results from scanning the Copyright Infringement Evidence.zip file showing only 8 of 61 scanning engines recognizing the ransomware: BitDefender, Emsisoft, eScan, ESET-NOD32, FireEye, GData, MAX, NANO-Antivirus

[EDITOR'S NOTE 8/12/2021: recent versions of this attack sent in by users are even more effective at evading antimalware protection. One sample was only picked up by a single vendor, NANO-Antivirus, a Russian-based antimalware organization, as Trojan.Script.Heuristic-js.iacgm. See: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/f2eeebca7c5d232cb4dce3698339a587ae6dc7cc98906d86573fe09a196ed95e/detection]

While this ransomware attack was directed against Techlicious through site comments, I can easily see the same attack method being attempted through email [EDITOR'S NOTE 5/13/21: readers are reporting in the comments below that the hackers are submitting these attacks through site Contact Us forms, as well.]. So it's an important reminder to be especially cautious when downloading any files from unknown third-parties or sites, and never try to open any file with an extension of .js or .exe unless you know exactly what it is and where it came from. To learn more, read our 5 tips to protect yourself against ransomware. You can also report the malware page to Google's malware reporting tool.

If you've received a similar message (on your site or via email), please post in the comments below [with the malware URL and any contact information redacted] so others will find it when doing a Google search and avoid the risk of having their systems compromised.

[Updated 5/25/2021 with information on Google malware reporting]

[Image credit: Smartphone on keyboard via BigStock Photo, screenshots via Techlicious]

Josh Kirschner is the co-founder of Techlicious and has been covering consumer tech for more than a decade. Before founding Techlicious, he was the Chief Marketing Officer for Inform Technologies, a start-up provider of semantic technology to media companies. Prior to Inform, Josh was a SVP and Managing Director in the financial services industry. Josh started his first company while still in college, a consumer electronics retailer focused on students.



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Same scam email

From kashif on May 28, 2021 :: 8:04 am

I have received the email with a different


Name: Nadia
Email: [redacted]@gmail.com
Phone number: [redacted]
Comments: Hi there!

My name is Nadia.

Your website or a website that your company hosts is violating the copyright-protected images owned by me personally.

Check out this report with the hyperlinks to my images you utilized at primussolicitors.com and my previous publications to obtain the proof of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://sites.google.com/view/239sdh234ghf-239fdsshg547/d/shared/0/download/file?h=[redacted]

I do believe you’ve willfully infringed my rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damages of up to $150,000 as set forth in Section 504 (c)(2) of the Digital millennium copyright act (”DMCA”) therein.

This letter is official notification. I demand the removal of the infringing materials mentioned above. Please take note as a service provider, the DMCA demands you, to eliminate and/or disable access to the copyrighted content upon receipt of this particular notification letter. If you don’t stop the use of the previously mentioned copyrighted materials a court action will likely be initiated against you.

I do have a strong belief that use of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as presumably violating is not approved by the copyright owner, its legal agent, as well as law.

I declare, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this notification is correct and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive and legal right that is allegedly infringed.


Best regards,
Nadia Kemp

05/28/2021

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Ashley Simpson? THE Ashlee Simpson? Oh, wait.

From Mike Topel on May 28, 2021 :: 9:03 am

From: Ashley <[redacted]@hotmail.com>
Subject: Attention: [redacted] Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Copyright Violation Notice

Message Body:
Hello there!

My name is Ashley.

Your website or a website that your company hosts is infringing on a copyrighted images owned by myself.

Check out this report with the URLs to my images you utilized at [redacted] and my earlier publications to find the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://sites.google.com/view/b8y3hvdk39d-3kbb2989cb/d/shared/0/download/file?f=[redacted]

In my opinion that you willfully infringed my legal rights under 17 USC Section 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damages as high as $110,000 as set forth in Sec. 504 (c)(2) of the Digital millennium copyright act (”DMCA”) therein.

This message is official notification. I demand the removal of the infringing materials mentioned above. Please be aware as a company, the Dmca requires you, to remove and/or terminate access to the infringing content upon receipt of this particular notification letter. If you don’t cease the utilization of the aforementioned copyrighted materials a lawsuit will be commenced against you.

I have a strong self-belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as allegedly infringing is not permitted by the legal copyright proprietor, its legal agent, as well as laws.

I declare, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this letter is correct and that I am the legal copyright owner or am permitted to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive and legal right that is allegedly infringed.


Best regards,
Ashley Simpson

05/28/2021

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Tamara Bishop Scam

From Randy on May 28, 2021 :: 9:30 am

To: (Redacted)

From:
Tamara
[redacted]@gmail.com

Phone
[redacted]

Message:
Hi there!

My name is Tamara.

Your website or a website that your company hosts is infringing on a
copyright protected images owned by myself.

Check out this report with the hyperlinks to my images you used at (Redacted) and my earlier publications to find the
proof of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://sites.google.com/view/b9753hvfdj38v-23jvcg2387dfg/d/shared/0/download/file?l=[redacted]


In my opinion you’ve deliberately violated my legal rights under 17
U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and could possibly be liable for statutory
damages of up to $140,000 as set-forth in Sec. 504(c)(2) of the
Digital millennium copyright act (”DMCA”) therein.

This letter is official notification. I seek the elimination of the
infringing materials mentioned above. Please be aware as a company,
the DMCA demands you, to eliminate and terminate access to the
infringing materials upon receipt of this particular notice. In case
you don’t cease the use of the above mentioned infringing content a
legal action will be commenced against you.

I do have a good belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials
described above as allegedly infringing is not approved by the legal
copyright proprietor, its agent, or the law.

I declare, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this
notification is correct and that I am currently the copyright owner or
am authorized to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive right
that is allegedly violated.


Regards,
Tamara Bishop

05/28/2021

Sent from (ip address): (Redacted - it was a “Contact Us” page in our site.
Date/Time: May 28, 2021, 1:35 am PDT
Coming from: (Redacted)
Using (user agent): Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:48.0) sape
Gecko/20100101 Firefox/48.0

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Link

From Tim on May 28, 2021 :: 9:46 am

I clicked on the link never downloaded ran a complete scan using Norton. Norton detected it says it was never launched which means clicked on?

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Attn: [domain.com] Dmca Copyright Infringement Notification email

From Spiro Pappas on May 28, 2021 :: 1:33 pm

Hi guys,

I did get an email via the online form on one of my clients’ websites similar to what you received above. See below:
——————————————————-
Stacey 11:11 (3 hours ago)
to me

Your name   Stacey
Email address   [redacted]@gmail.com
Business/Organization   Stacey Kwasniewski photos
City/Town/Country   USA

Subject   Attn: lagostabroker.com Dmca Copyright Infringement Notification email

Message   Hello there! My name is Stacey. Your website or a website that your company hosts is infringing on a copyrighted images owned by me personally. Check out this doc with the links to my images you used at lagostabroker.com and my earlier publication to find the evidence of my copyrights. Download it right now and check this out for yourself:
https://sites.google.com/view/redacted

I really believe you’ve deliberately violated my rights under 17 U.S.C. Sec. 101 et seq. and can be liable for statutory damages as high as $150,000 as set-forth in Sec. 504 (c) (2) of the Digital millennium copyright act (”DMCA”) therein. This letter is official notification. I seek the removal of the infringing materials referenced above. Please be aware as a company, the Dmca demands you, to eliminate and deactivate access to the copyrighted content upon receipt of this letter. In case you don’t cease the utilization of the aforementioned infringing content a legal action can be commenced against you. I have a strong self-belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials referenced above as presumably violating is not permitted by the copyright proprietor, its legal agent, as well as legislation. I swear, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this notification is correct and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive and legal right that is allegedly violated.

Best regards, Stacey Kwasniewski 05/28/2021

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I got 2 through my Contact Form

From Skinzie on May 28, 2021 :: 2:44 pm

Thanks so much for this alert; I got 2 scams through my contact form. I found this was a scam by Googling the “Section 504(c)(2) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act” that they attempt to intimidate and threaten us with and your scam infringement alert came up. I am so grateful to you for keeping us informed of these creeps who attempt to hurt our business and livelihood when all we are doing is working our butts off honestly.

Gracias
God Bless American and you

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How do we get it to stop?

From Michelle Caldwell on May 28, 2021 :: 3:43 pm

We’ve been getting these messages through our Contact Us for months now, at least one a week. We knew right away that it was a scam, never clicked on anything. But we are getting really tired of them. Is there anyway to block these messages or someone we can report them to in an attempt to make it stop?

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No easy way to stop them

From Josh Kirschner on May 28, 2021 :: 3:50 pm

If the messages are all coming from the same IP address or block of IP addresses, you could block those addresses either in your system or via your htaccess file, depending on how you have things set up. However, I suspect that’s not the case, so there’s no easy way I see to stop them from coming in. The only other option would be if your contact form has a feature to block certain words/phrases from coming in. If not, you could still code something to perform that function, but it probably isn’t worth the effort just to block a message every week or so. Instead, maybe create a rule in your email program so that when those messages are forwarded from your system they go directly to your spam folder?

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Thanks for the info. That

From Michelle Caldwell on May 28, 2021 :: 5:39 pm

Thanks for the info. That does sound like an awful lot of effort.

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Another one we got today

From William H on May 28, 2021 :: 5:19 pm

Got this today. Our automated response resulted in the ‘email address not found’ error.

Sent via form submission:

Name: Amy Pratt

Email: [redacted]

Message: Hello!

My name is Amy.

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is violating the copyright protected images owned by myself.

Take a look at this official document with the hyperlinks to my images you used at {website redacted} and my earlier publications to get the proof of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://sites.google.com/view/b89347fgdj3-dkh38fhn3j/d/shared/0/download/file?l=[redacted]

I really believe that you deliberately violated my rights under 17 USC Section 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damages as high as $130,000 as set forth in Section 504(c)(2) of the Digital millennium copyright act (DMCA) therein.

This message is official notice. I seek the removal of the infringing materials described above. Please be aware as a company, the Dmca requires you, to eliminate or/and deactivate access to the copyrighted content upon receipt of this particular letter. If you don’t stop the use of the above mentioned infringing content a lawsuit can be commenced against you.

I do have a good self-belief that use of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as allegedly infringing is not approved by the copyright owner, its agent, as well as law.

I swear, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this message is accurate and that I am the copyright proprietor or am certified to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive and legal right that is allegedly violated.


Sincerely,
Amy Pratt

05/28/2021

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Dmca Copyright Violation Notification Scam

From Josh on May 29, 2021 :: 1:23 am

Thank you for posting these.  Good to know I’m not alone. Recieved this scam via my website Contact Page.  I use Squarespace.  Below is the email:


Name: Brandi Howard

Email Address: [redacted]

Subject: Attn: www.havasmore.com Dmca Copyright Violation Notification

Message: Hi!

My name is Brandi.

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is violating the copyright-protected images owned by me personally.

Check out this official document with the URLs to my images you utilized at www.havasmore.com and my previous publications to get the proof of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://sites.google.com/view/b93uhfgdfj38fdh-3ifdshi3dhj/d/shared/0/download/file?h=[redacted]

I believe that you willfully infringed my rights under 17 USC Sec. 101 et seq. and could possibly be liable for statutory damage as high as $120,000 as set forth in Sec. 504(c)(2) of the Digital millennium copyright act (”DMCA”) therein.

This message is official notification. I seek the elimination of the infringing materials referenced above. Take note as a company, the Dmca demands you, to eliminate and/or terminate access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this letter. If you don’t cease the utilization of the aforementioned copyrighted materials a lawsuit will be started against you.

I do have a good self-belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly violating is not approved by the copyright owner, its agent, or the laws.

I declare, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this message is correct and that I am the copyright proprietor or am permitted to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive right that is presumably infringed.


Best regards,
Brandi Howard

05/28/2021

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Glad to confirm it's garbage

From A. Janbo on May 29, 2021 :: 2:43 am

This was submitted through my contact page on our website.  Glad that some things didn’‘t sit right about this - starting with the cheery “Hi there!” and some of the awkward phrasing. 

Submitted Information:

Name
Trisha Arnold


Email
[redacted]


Comment
Hi there!

My name is Trisha.

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is infringing on a copyrighted images owned by myself.

Take a look at this report with the hyperlinks to my images you utilized at www.(ourwebsite)com and my earlier publication to obtain the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://sites.google.com (redacted)

I believe you’ve intentionally infringed my rights under 17 U.S.C. Sec. 101 et seq. and could possibly be liable for statutory damages as high as $130,000 as set forth in Sec. 504(c)(2) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (”DMCA”) therein.

This message is official notification. I demand the elimination of the infringing materials described above. Take note as a company, the DMCA demands you, to eliminate or/and deactivate access to the copyrighted content upon receipt of this particular notice. If you do not stop the use of the above mentioned infringing content a law suit will be started against you.

I have a good self-belief that use of the copyrighted materials referenced above as presumably infringing is not permitted by the copyright proprietor, its legal agent, as well as law.

I declare, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this message is correct and that I am currently the legal copyright owner or am permitted to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive right that is presumably infringed.


Sincerely,
Trisha Arnold

05/29/2021

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I got one - thanks for this blog! It put my mind at rest.

From Lorraine Jardim on May 29, 2021 :: 2:48 am

From: “Kathy” <[redacted]>

Message: Hi there!

My name is Kathy.

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is infringing on a copyright protected images owned by myself.

Check out this doc with the links to my images you utilized at www.elliejphotography.co.uk and my previous publications to find the proof of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://sites.google.com/view/b8y3hvdk39d-3kbb2989cb/d/shared/0/download/file?l=[redacted]

I think you have intentionally infringed my legal rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and can be liable for statutory damages as high as $150,000 as set-forth in Section 504 (c) (2) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) therein.

This letter is official notice. I seek the elimination of the infringing materials referenced above. Please be aware as a company, the DMCA requires you, to eliminate or terminate access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this particular notice. If you don’t stop the use of the above mentioned infringing content a court action will be initiated against you.

I have a strong faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the legal copyright owner, its agent, as well as law.

I swear, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this message is correct and that I am the copyright proprietor or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is presumably infringed.


Best regards,
Kathy White

05/28/2021

————————————-
This message was sent from the following page: https://www.elliejphotography.co.uk/contact.html

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Attn: malleerising.com.au Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Copyright Infringement Notice

From Paul Dillon on May 29, 2021 :: 4:26 am

Hi there!

My name is Lena.

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is violating the copyrighted images owned by me personally.

Check out this doc with the URLs to my images you utilized at malleerising.com.au and my earlier publications to find the proof of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://sites.google.com/view/b89347fgdj3-dkh38fhn3j/d/shared/0/download/file?[redacted]

In my opinion you have willfully violated my rights under 17 USC Section 101 et seq. and could possibly be liable for statutory damages of up to $110,000 as set forth in Section 504 (c) (2) of the Digital millennium copyright act (DMCA) therein.

This message is official notification. I demand the elimination of the infringing materials described above. Please take note as a service provider, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act demands you, to remove and disable access to the infringing content upon receipt of this particular letter. If you don’t stop the use of the aforementioned copyrighted content a law suit will be initiated against you.

I have a strong belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the legal copyright proprietor, its agent, or the legislation.

I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this letter is correct and that I am currently the legal copyright owner or am certified to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.


Sincerely,
Lena Little

05/28/2021

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Same from "Nugroho Centurion" through contact submission page

From Andy on May 29, 2021 :: 4:59 am

We got this through as well for a local sports association website I run.  The name used was “Nugroho Centurion” and the ammount changed to $140,000.

This came through via a contact submission page that shows a form and uses PHPMailer and a Google Captcha, suggesting it was either a human that submitted the message or they’ve hacked around the Captcha

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Received from Contact Us form

From RAM on May 29, 2021 :: 9:24 am

Message   Hello there!

My name is Thao.

Your website or a website that your company hosts is infringing on a copyrighted images owned by me personally.

Take a look at this doc with the links to my images you utilized at www.reginasbling.com and my earlier publication to obtain the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://sites.google.com/view/fdj93hfdhh3hf-ndh23bj4j8ds/d/shared/0/download/file?ID=[redacted]

I believe you’ve willfully infringed my rights under 17 USC Sec. 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damage of up to $120,000 as set forth in Sec. 504 (c) (2) of the Digital millennium copyright act (”DMCA”) therein.

This message is official notification. I demand the removal of the infringing materials described above. Take note as a company, the DMCA demands you, to remove or/and terminate access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this notice. If you do not stop the use of the previously mentioned copyrighted content a legal action will likely be initiated against you.

I do have a strong belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials described above as presumably infringing is not permitted by the legal copyright proprietor, its agent, or the law.

I declare, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this message is correct and that I am the copyright proprietor or am permitted to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive right that is presumably infringed.


Sincerely,
Thao Lopez

05/28/2021

The Download link directed me to - https://sites.google.com/view/fdj93hfdhh3hf-ndh23bj4j8ds/d/shared/0/download/file?ID=[redacted]

There was no file downloadable, though.

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yep

From Lex on May 29, 2021 :: 4:03 pm

I just got this also. Now seeing as these scumbags just swore under penalty of perjury, using malicious and devious threats for the extortion of money, all it requires is for them to be located and then their ass can be thrown in jail right? Lock the fuckers up and throw away the key!

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Slight variation via contact form

From Ted on May 31, 2021 :: 9:15 am

Submitted by 65.20.154.87 via website contact form. Download has since been removed within a few hours, well before end user would have potentially seen the submission.

There seems to be some randomisation of certain parts of the email text so that it doesn’t exactly match other examples, probably to avoid searching to find a page like this.

Name: Megan
Phone: [redacted]
Email: [redacted]
Subject: Re: [website root domain] Dmca Copyright Violation Notification
Query:
Hi!

My name is Megan.

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is infringing on a copyrighted images owned by myself.

Take a look at this doc with the URLs to my images you used at [website root domain] and my previous publication to get the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://sites.google.com/view/qk93bv03kvnn38vbn38-u5bvm3n58b/home/storage/0/shared/d?ID=[redacted]

I do believe you’ve willfully violated my rights under 17 USC Section 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damage of up to $110,000 as set forth in Section 504 (c) (2) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) therein.

This message is official notification. I demand the elimination of the infringing materials mentioned above. Please be aware as a service provider, the DMCA demands you, to remove and disable access to the infringing content upon receipt of this notification letter. In case you don’t stop the utilization of the aforementioned infringing materials a legal action will be commenced against you.

I have a strong belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials referenced above as presumably infringing is not approved by the copyright proprietor, its agent, or the legislation.

I declare, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this message is correct and that I am currently the legal copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is presumably infringed.


Sincerely,
Megan Gomez

05/31/2021

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I got it through clients Contact Form

From Fred Muenger on June 01, 2021 :: 9:01 am

Hi!

My name is Ashley.

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is infringing on a copyrighted images owned by myself.

Take a look at this document with the URLs to my images you utilized at www.luxuryvillasphuketthailand.com and my previous publication to obtain the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://sites.google.com/view/b94ufgdj23-349vdbg44/d/shared/0/download/file?ID=[redacted]

I do believe you have willfully violated my legal rights under 17 USC Section 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damage of up to $150,000 as set forth in Sec. 504 (c) (2) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) therein.

This message is official notification. I demand the elimination of the infringing materials mentioned above. Please take note as a company, the Dmca requires you, to remove and/or disable access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this notification letter. In case you don’t cease the utilization of the aforementioned infringing materials a court action will be commenced against you.

I do have a strong faith belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not approved by the legal copyright proprietor, its legal agent, as well as legislation.

I declare, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this letter is correct and that I am the legal copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly violated.


Regards,
Ashley Green

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Dozens of these

From Melissa on June 01, 2021 :: 11:59 am

I’ve gotten DOZENS of these emails. Each time I just ignore it but they often are received by 50+ people so it’s hard to police it.

The latest one I got has this URL

https://sites.google.com/view/239sdh234ghf-239fdsshg547/d/shared/0/download/file?data=[redacted]

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Also received message from Larsonhd353@gmail.com

From Denise Tessier on June 01, 2021 :: 1:12 pm

My Name is Aimee. ( gmail noted from [redacted] )

Your website or a website that your company hosts is violating the copyright-protected images owned by me personally.

Check out this report with the URLs to my images you used at tessierlawfirm.com and my earlier publication to obtain the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://sites.google.com/view/b93hvbfb37gu3-vdjjn3bv592n2/d/shared/0/download/file?ID=[redacted]

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Contact Form

From Stephen Orosz on June 01, 2021 :: 2:04 pm

This was sent through our website contact form:

From: Kayla <[REDACTED]@hotmail.com>
Subject: MarinaBay Contact Form

Name : Kayla
Email: [REDACTED]@hotmail.com
Phone: 1718[REDACTED]
Alt.Phone: 1718[REDACTED]
Move in Date: byorod
Vessel Type & Size: topos
Questions/Comments: Hi there!

My name is Kayla.

Your website or a website that your company hosts is violating the copyright protected images owned by me personally.

Take a look at this report with the links to my images you used at www.[REDACTED].com and my previous publications to obtain the proof of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://sites.google.com/view/b944bn40vj-dfo4nk4ovn10k/d/shared/0/download/file?h=[redacted]

I do think that you intentionally violated my legal rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damages as high as $140,000 as set-forth in Sec. 504(c)(2) of the Digital millennium copyright act (DMCA) therein.

This letter is official notification. I demand the elimination of the infringing materials described above. Please take note as a company, the Dmca requires you, to eliminate or/and terminate access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this letter. If you don’t cease the utilization of the aforementioned infringing materials a court action will be started against you.

I do have a strong faith belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials referenced above as presumably infringing is not approved by the legal copyright owner, its agent, as well as legislation.

I declare, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this notification is correct and that I am currently the copyright proprietor or am permitted to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive and legal right that is presumably violated.


Sincerely,
Kayla Sampath

06/01/2021


This mail is sent via contact form on [REDACTED]

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Received GMAIL from website contact form

From MJ on June 02, 2021 :: 9:01 am

Thank you for having this information searchable. Here’s mine.

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Submitted Information:

Name
Bre Moreno


Email
[redacted]


Comment
Hi!

My name is Bre.

Your website or a website that your company hosts is infringing on a copyright-protected images owned by me personally.

Check out this official document with the hyperlinks to my images you used at www (my URL deleted and my earlier publications to get the proof of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://sites.google.com/view/k93hvb34vb38fhs-3kvb4yn2dl1/d/shared/0/download/file?l=[redacted]

I really believe you’ve deliberately infringed my legal rights under 17 USC Section 101 et seq. and can be liable for statutory damages of up to $140,000 as set forth in Sec. 504 (c)(2) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) therein.

This letter is official notice. I demand the removal of the infringing materials mentioned above. Please take note as a company, the Dmca demands you, to remove and disable access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this particular notice. In case you do not cease the use of the aforementioned infringing content a law suit can be initiated against you.

I do have a strong belief that use of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as presumably violating is not permitted by the legal copyright owner, its agent, or the laws.

I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this message is correct and that I am currently the legal copyright owner or am certified to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly violated.


Sincerely,
Bre Moreno

06/02/2021

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Another example

From David on June 02, 2021 :: 12:19 pm

This one is dated May 24,2020. I got another one on Dec 1, 2021 and another on June 16, 2020. By the time I got around to looking at them Google had already disabled the link. I think it would be helpful if you could find multiple ways for people to find your post on Google. I found it but it wasn’t easy. Do you think it would be helpful to let the source of the originating ip address know they have a bot on their system?


Hello there! My name is Aimee. Your website or a website that your company hosts is violating the copyright-protected images owned by me personally. Check out this official document with the URLs to my images you utilized at www.x-x-x-x- and my previous publications to find the evidence of my copyrights. Download it now and check this out for yourself: https://sites.google.com/X-X-X- I believe you have intentionally violated my legal rights under 17 USC Section 101 et seq. and can be liable for statutory damages of up to $120,000 as set-forth in Section 504(c)(2) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (”DMCA”) therein. This letter is official notification. I seek the removal of the infringing materials referenced above. Please take note as a service provider, the DMCA requires you, to eliminate or disable access to the infringing content upon receipt of this notification letter. If you don’t cease the utilization of the aforementioned infringing materials a law suit will likely be commenced against you. I do have a strong belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials referenced above as presumably violating is not authorized by the copyright proprietor, its agent, or the law. I declare, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this notification is accurate and that I am currently the copyright proprietor or am certified to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive and legal right that is presumably infringed. Regards, Aimee Thompson

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got one also, but I

From Vanja Sutich-Ursell on June 02, 2021 :: 12:24 pm

got one also, but I stupidly have clicked on the download… do i need to be concerned having done this?

Hi there!

My name is Felicia.

Your website or a website that your company hosts is infringing on a copyright-protected images owned by me personally.

Take a look at this document with the links to my images you utilized at www.franklinmountguesthouse.co.uk and my previous publications to get the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://sites.google.com/view/b093hvdbvb5jcks-33vnb3kv81c/0/storage/shared/f/file?h=[redacted]

I do believe you have willfully infringed my legal rights under 17 USC Sec. 101 et seq. and can be liable for statutory damage as high as $110,000 as set forth in Sec. 504 (c)(2) of the Digital millennium copyright act (DMCA) therein.

This letter is official notice. I demand the elimination of the infringing materials referenced above. Please be aware as a company, the DMCA demands you, to remove or disable access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this notice. In case you don’t cease the use of the previously mentioned copyrighted content a law suit will be commenced against you.

I do have a good self-belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials referenced above as presumably violating is not permitted by the legal copyright owner, its agent, as well as law.

I declare, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this notification is correct and that I am the copyright proprietor or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is presumably infringed.


Regards,
Felicia Maldonado

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Did you click on the javascript file?

From Josh Kirschner on June 04, 2021 :: 2:27 pm

If you just clicked to download, you’re likely fine. But if you clicked on the javascript file you downloaded, you could have a serious issue. You should immediately disconnect that computer from any shared network and do full antimalware scans (ideally, with more than one program, if the first doesn’t pick it up). If the computer was connected to a company network, you should notify your IT department to have them address the issue and ensure there isn’t a broader impact.

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Malware scam through Contact form on website

From Alan Oviatt on June 02, 2021 :: 12:29 pm

Thank you for this alert - I did receive the following email through a contact form on my website - like your site, there is no violation.

Name: Dawn
Email: [redacted]
Textarea: Hello there!

My name is Dawn.

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is violating the copyright protected images owned by myself.

Check out this doc with the links to my images you utilized at access2soberliving.com and my previous publications to get the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://sites.google.com/view/b9753hvfdj38v-23jvcg2387dfg/d/shared/0/download/file?data=[redacted]

I believe you’ve intentionally violated my rights under 17 USC Section 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damages as high as $140,000 as set forth in Section 504(c)(2) of the Digital millennium copyright act (DMCA) therein.

This letter is official notification. I demand the removal of the infringing materials described above. Please take note as a company, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires you, to eliminate and disable access to the copyrighted content upon receipt of this notification letter. If you don’t stop the utilization of the aforementioned infringing content a lawsuit can be commenced against you.

I do have a strong faith belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials described above as presumably violating is not approved by the copyright owner, its agent, as well as law.

I declare, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this message is correct and that I am currently the legal copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive and legal right that is allegedly violated.


Regards,
Dawn Gordon

06/02/2021

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Recieved via our non-profit website, contact form

From Erendida on June 02, 2021 :: 1:13 pm

From: Squarespace <form-submission@squarespace.info>
Date: Wed, Jun 2, 2021 at 8:42 AM
Subject: Form Submission - Contact Us - <redacted> Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Copyright Violation Notification email
To: <redacted>


Sent via form submission from <redacted> Foundation

Name: Brad Sickly

Email Address: [redacted]

Subject: <redacted> Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Copyright Violation Notification email

Program of Interest: Other

Message: Hello there!

My name is Brad.

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is violating the copyright-protected images owned by myself.

Check out this report with the URLs to my images you utilized at <redacted> and my previous publication to get the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://sites.google.com/view/s03jvldm3v9u7-4kvb52fgtlq/d/shared/0/download/file?f=[redacted]

I think that you willfully violated my rights under 17 USC Sec. 101 et seq. and could possibly be liable for statutory damage as high as $130,000 as set forth in Sec. 504(c)(2) of the Digital millennium copyright act (DMCA) therein.

This letter is official notice. I seek the removal of the infringing materials referenced above. Please be aware as a company, the DMCA requires you, to eliminate or/and terminate access to the infringing content upon receipt of this particular notice. If you do not stop the utilization of the above mentioned copyrighted content a court action will likely be initiated against you.

I do have a strong belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as presumably violating is not permitted by the legal copyright owner, its agent, as well as laws.

I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this notification is accurate and that I am currently the copyright proprietor or am certified to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive and legal right that is presumably violated.


Sincerely,
Brad Sickly

06/02/2021

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another one

From Marc on June 02, 2021 :: 3:10 pm

Hi!

My name is Julie.

Your website or a website that your company hosts is infringing on a copyright-protected images owned by me personally.

Take a look at this official document with the hyperlinks to my images you utilized at XXXXXXXX and my previous publication to find the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://sites.google.com/view/[redacted]

I believe that you intentionally violated my rights under 17 USC Section 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damages of up to $130,000 as set-forth in Sec. 504 (c)(2) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (”DMCA”) therein.

This letter is official notice. I seek the removal of the infringing materials referenced above. Please take note as a service provider, the Dmca demands you, to eliminate or disable access to the infringing content upon receipt of this letter. If you dont stop the use of the above mentioned copyrighted content a legal action will be commenced against you.

I have a strong belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as presumably infringing is not permitted by the legal copyright proprietor, its legal agent, or the law.

I swear, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this letter is accurate and that I am the copyright proprietor or am authorized to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive right that is presumably violated.


Best regards,
Julie Beck

06/01/2021

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Violation

From Matt on June 03, 2021 :: 11:46 am

Hi!

My name is Kristen.

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is infringing on a copyrighted images owned by myself.

Check out this official document with the hyperlinks to my images you utilized at xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.co.uk and my earlier publication to obtain the proof of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://sites.google.com/view/oejbvc38vcvn2kc-2ifb23vnnu2/0/folders/shared/f/download?d=[redacted]

I really believe that you deliberately infringed my rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and can be liable for statutory damage as high as $130,000 as set-forth in Sec. 504 (c)(2) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) therein.

This message is official notification. I demand the elimination of the infringing materials referenced above. Please be aware as a company, the Dmca demands you, to eliminate and/or disable access to the copyrighted content upon receipt of this particular notification letter. If you don’t stop the utilization of the aforementioned infringing content a law suit will likely be initiated against you.

I do have a strong self-belief that use of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as allegedly violating is not authorized by the legal copyright proprietor, its legal agent, as well as law.

I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this message is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive right that is allegedly violated.


Best regards,
Kristen Walker

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Got this yesterday almost clicked it but Google searched first

From Arn rod on June 03, 2021 :: 2:23 pm

Name:  Jessica
Email:  [redacted]
Message:  Hello!
My name is Jessica.

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is violating the copyright protected images owned by myself.

Check out this doc with the hyperlinks to my images you used at hybridfitness.co and my earlier publication to obtain the proof of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://sites.google.com/view/bn39vhngj37vdj2-04nvn5qkn48d/d/shared/0/download/file?f=[redacted]

In my opinion you have deliberately violated my rights under 17 USC Section 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damages as high as $110,000 as set-forth in Section 504(c)(2) of the Digital millennium copyright act (”DMCA”) therein.

This message is official notification. I demand the elimination of the infringing materials described above. Please be aware as a company, the Dmca requires you, to eliminate or deactivate access to the copyrighted content upon receipt of this particular letter. If you do not stop the use of the aforementioned infringing content a legal action can be started against you.

I do have a good self-belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as presumably infringing is not approved by the legal copyright proprietor, its legal agent, or the laws.

I declare, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this message is accurate and that I am the copyright proprietor or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive and legal right that is allegedly infringed.

Best regards,
Jessica Johnson

06/01/2021

procom

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Came in from our contact form

From RAJOD on June 04, 2021 :: 2:31 am

Not sure how it defeated our contact form with reCaptcha but it did.  Now I have to see if any of the staff opened it.  It came 6-4-2021
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Hi!

My name is Natalie.

Your website or a website that your company hosts is infringing on a copyright-protected images owned by myself.

Take a look at this doc with the URLs to my images you utilized at jonesvision.com and my previous publications to get the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/bied-f82f7.appspot.com/o/[redacted]?alt=media&token=1a692479-14e5-4b25-baba-e18a144c2fb7&f=[redacted]

I really believe you’ve deliberately violated my rights under 17 U.S.C. Sec. 101 et seq. and could possibly be liable for statutory damage as high as $120,000 as set forth in Sec. 504 (c) (2) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (”DMCA”) therein.

This letter is official notification. I demand the removal of the infringing materials referenced above. Take note as a company, the DMCA requires you, to eliminate and/or terminate access to the infringing content upon receipt of this particular letter. In case you don’t stop the use of the previously mentioned infringing materials a legal action will likely be initiated against you.

I have a strong faith belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as presumably violating is not authorized by the legal copyright proprietor, its agent, or the law.

I declare, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this notification is correct and that I am currently the copyright owner or am certified to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly violated.

Best regards,
Natalie Holloway

06/04/2021

wrectiou

-Natalie ( [redacted]@yahoo.com )

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Full email from scammer here

From Leonard Maina on June 04, 2021 :: 6:13 am

From: Matthew ([redacted]@yahoo.com)
Subject: peakpmgt.com Dmca Copyright Violation Notification

Message Body:
Hello!

My name is Matthew.

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is infringing on a copyrighted images owned by me personally.

Take a look at this document with the URLs to my images you utilized at peakpmgt.com and my previous publications to obtain the proof of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/bied-f82f7.appspot.com/o/[redacted]?alt=media&token=14428e59-4fab-468d-8bff-d17525eaa17b&fileID;=[redacted]

In my opinion you’ve intentionally infringed my legal rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damages as high as $130,000 as set forth in Sec. 504 (c)(2) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (”DMCA”) therein.

This letter is official notice. I demand the elimination of the infringing materials referenced above. Please take note as a company, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act demands you, to eliminate or/and deactivate access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this letter. In case you don’t stop the use of the previously mentioned infringing content a legal action will likely be started against you.

I have a good faith belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as presumably infringing is not approved by the copyright proprietor, its agent, or the laws.

I swear, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this message is correct and that I am currently the copyright proprietor or am certified to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive and legal right that is presumably violated.

Regards,
Matthew Fugal

06/04/2021
Phone Number: 17186369166

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I wrote about this issue

From Jason on June 04, 2021 :: 2:09 pm

I wrote about this issue on my personal blog back in June 2020, we had been seeing dozens of these Emails coming in from our website contact forms on various property websites I maintain. We immediately got a notice out company wide, and so far it looks like we are safe. Being someone who has worked in IT for the best part of 20 years, I never take anything I receive online at face value. I take all the photos used on our websites personally, so I know that I am not infringing on anyone’s copyright. Contact form spam has gone through the roof in the past 2 years, so much so, I had to implement further spam protections on our web forms.

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Just got this too

From Jackson on June 05, 2021 :: 1:00 pm

Hello!

My name is Cynthia.

Your website or a website that your company hosts is violating the copyright protected images owned by me personally.

Take a look at this doc with the URLs to my images you utilized at ********** and my earlier publications to obtain the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://sites.google.com/view/b94hvdk23gvu-3jvcg3uyj2lva/0/folders/shared/f/download?h=[redacted]
In my opinion you’ve willfully violated my rights under 17 U.S.C. Sec. 101 et seq. and could possibly be liable for statutory damage of up to $110,000 as set-forth in Section 504 (c)(2) of the Digital millennium copyright act (”DMCA”) therein.

This message is official notification. I seek the elimination of the infringing materials referenced above. Please be aware as a service provider, the Dmca requires you, to eliminate or disable access to the infringing content upon receipt of this notification letter. In case you do not cease the utilization of the above mentioned copyrighted content a legal action will be initiated against you.

I do have a strong self-belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as presumably violating is not approved by the legal copyright proprietor, its legal agent, or the legislation.

I declare, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this letter is accurate and that I am the copyright proprietor or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive and legal right that is presumably infringed.


Best regards,
Cynthia Reeves

06/03/2021

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From Jesdica

From G on June 07, 2021 :: 8:47 am

I received the message (6/7/21) identical to the 1st one you posted. Jessica’s email address is [redacted]@gmail.com

I sent a response letter to let her/them know I would not be opening their links and to send me the information they had so that my lawyer could take a look at it. I also added that I have a background in law enforcement and would have someone I knew in cybersecurity take a look to make certain I was not downloading anything suspicious to my computer. I got a message back stating that the email I sent it to did not exist.

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I've gotten 2 of these in the past couple of days.

From Rudy lara on June 07, 2021 :: 9:10 am

Name: Sally Rivera

Email Address: [redacted]@gmail.com

Subject: !!! www.rudylaraphoto.com Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Copyright Infringement Notification email

Message: Hi there!

My name is Sally.

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is infringing on a copyright protected images owned by me personally.

Take a look at this doc with the hyperlinks to my images you used at www.rudylaraphoto.com and my previous publication to obtain the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/dwnld-cd2d7.appspot.com/o/[redacted]?alt=media&token=9a63cff2-1b41-4a95-a4e6-5c7a71d719e9&f=[redacted]

I really believe you have deliberately infringed my rights under 17 USC Sec. 101 et seq. and can be liable for statutory damages of up to $120,000 as set-forth in Sec. 504(c)(2) of the Digital millennium copyright act (”DMCA”) therein.

This letter is official notice. I seek the elimination of the infringing materials described above. Please take note as a company, the Dmca requires you, to eliminate and/or terminate access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this particular notification letter. In case you don’t stop the use of the above mentioned infringing content a lawsuit will be started against you.

I do have a strong self-belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly violating is not permitted by the copyright owner, its agent, or the legislation.

I swear, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this message is accurate and that I am currently the copyright proprietor or am permitted to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive and legal right that is presumably infringed.


Best regards,
Sally Rivera

06/07/2021

Name: Amber Roberts

Email Address: [redacted]@yahoo.com

Subject: ! www.rudylaraphoto.com DMCA Copyright Violation Notification

Message: Hi!

My name is Amber.

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is infringing on a copyright-protected images owned by me personally.

Check out this document with the hyperlinks to my images you utilized at www.rudylaraphoto.com and my previous publications to get the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://sites.google.com/view/k93hvb34vb38fhs-3kvb4yn2dl1/d/shared/0/download/file?fileID=[redacted]

I do think you have willfully violated my legal rights under 17 U.S.C. Sec. 101 et seq. and can be liable for statutory damage of up to $140,000 as set forth in Section 504(c)(2) of the Digital millennium copyright act (DMCA) therein.

This letter is official notification. I demand the elimination of the infringing materials mentioned above. Please take note as a company, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act demands you, to remove or deactivate access to the infringing content upon receipt of this particular letter. In case you do not stop the utilization of the previously mentioned infringing materials a court action will likely be started against you.

I do have a strong self-belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials referenced above as presumably infringing is not permitted by the legal copyright owner, its legal agent, or the law.

I declare, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this notification is correct and that I am currently the legal copyright owner or am certified to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is presumably infringed.


Best regards,
Amber Roberts

06/01/2021

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Thanks for this info. Here's a scam copyright infringement notice about my website

From Oliver Dominick on June 07, 2021 :: 12:10 pm

Hi!

My name is Irina.

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is infringing on a copyrighted images owned by myself.

Check out this official document with the URLs to my images you utilized at abkenocguiding.com and my earlier publications to find the proof of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/dwnld-cd2d7.appspot.com/o/[redacted]?alt=media&token=9a63cff2-1b41-4a95-a4e6-5c7a71d719e9&l=[redacted]

In my opinion that you intentionally infringed my legal rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and could possibly be liable for statutory damage of up to $120,000 as set-forth in Sec. 504(c)(2) of the Digital millennium copyright act (DMCA) therein.

This message is official notification. I seek the elimination of the infringing materials referenced above. Please be aware as a service provider, the DMCA demands you, to eliminate and terminate access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this notice. If you don’t cease the use of the previously mentioned infringing content a court action will be started against you.

I have a good belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as allegedly violating is not approved by the legal copyright proprietor, its agent, as well as legislation.

I swear, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this message is accurate and that I am currently the copyright owner or am certified to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive and legal right that is allegedly infringed.


Best regards,
Irina Moore

06/07/2021

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The same - have received 3 of these so far

From Cheryl W on June 07, 2021 :: 12:31 pm

My website is hosted by Squarespace and I have received 3 of these notices (the last 2 within 2 business days of each other the last week), all virtually the same body of text but with different names and Emails. Thankfully, my background is in IT and I can detect these scams a mile away usually. All came in via the “Contact Us” portion of my site.

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Contact Us Form - Notification from Amy Pyg on Photo Copyright Infringement

From AG on June 07, 2021 :: 12:52 pm

This note was received today, 6/7/2021,through my client’s blog, using the Contact Us form:


My name is Amy.

Your website or a website that your company hosts is infringing on a copyrighted images owned by me personally.

Take a look at this doc with the hyperlinks to my images you utilized at [our website was inserted here] and my previous publications to obtain the proof of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/dwnld-cd2d7.appspot.com/o/[redacted]?alt=media&token=0ef8309f-1902-4ca7-8ff1-84d0982da800&d=[redacted]

I do think you’ve deliberately infringed my rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damages of up to $140,000 as set-forth in Sec. 504 (c) (2) of the Digital millennium copyright act (DMCA) therein.

This letter is official notice. I demand the removal of the infringing materials described above. Please take note as a company, the Dmca requires you, to eliminate and/or disable access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this notification letter. If you do not cease the utilization of the above mentioned copyrighted materials a court action will be started against you.

I do have a strong belief that use of the copyrighted materials referenced above as presumably violating is not approved by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

I declare, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this notification is correct and that I am the legal copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive and legal right that is presumably violated.


Sincerely,
Amy Pyg

06/07/2021

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just received an email

From chantal theberge on June 07, 2021 :: 6:53 pm

Name: Rita Baker

Email: [redacted]@hotmail.com

Message: Hello!

My name is Rita.

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is infringing on a copyright protected images owned by myself.

Check out this document with the URLs to my images you utilized at www.onlinecounsellingottawa.com and my earlier publication to get the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/shared-86ec3.appspot.com/o/[redacted]?alt=media&token=9b65e469-6ea7-4a00-beba-1363a1264c0c&f=[redacted]

I do believe you’ve deliberately infringed my rights under 17 USC Sec. 101 et seq. and could possibly be liable for statutory damages of up to $120,000 as set forth in Section 504(c)(2) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (”DMCA”) therein.

This letter is official notification. I seek the elimination of the infringing materials referenced above. Please take note as a service provider, the Dmca requires you, to eliminate or disable access to the infringing content upon receipt of this notification letter. In case you don’t stop the utilization of the previously mentioned copyrighted content a lawsuit can be initiated against you.

I have a strong faith belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as presumably violating is not permitted by the legal copyright owner, its agent, or the legislation.

I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this notification is accurate and that I am the legal copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive and legal right that is presumably infringed.


Sincerely,
Rita Baker

06/08/2021

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planning to give a Cybercrime complaint and the Interpol investigation will be done to detect the cr

From Advocate Saravvanan Rajendran on June 07, 2021 :: 9:09 pm

I have received a similar email today
Hi there! My name is Julie. Your website or a website that your organization hosts is infringing on a copyright-protected images owned by me personally. Take a look at this official document with the hyperlinks to my images you used at https://www.advocatesindia.in/ and my earlier publication to find the proof of my copyrights. Download it now and check this out for yourself: https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/shared-86ec3.appspot.com/o/[redacted]?alt=media&token=eaf364bc-9775-4006-a738-b63110c23154&fileID;=[redacted] In my opinion that you intentionally violated my rights under 17 U.S.C. Sec. 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damage of up to $130,000 as set forth in Sec. 504 (c)(2) of the Digital millennium copyright act (DMCA) therein. This letter is official notification. I seek the elimination of the infringing materials described above. Please take note as a company, the Dmca demands you, to remove and terminate access to the infringing content upon receipt of this letter. If you do not cease the utilization of the above mentioned copyrighted materials a law suit will likely be initiated against you. I do have a good faith belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials referenced above as presumably infringing is not approved by the copyright owner, its legal agent, or the law. I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am permitted to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is presumably violated. Regards, Julie Garcia 06/08/2021

I am planning to give a Cybercrime complaint and the Interpol investigation will be done to detect the criminals behind these activities.

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Same email

From Steve on June 08, 2021 :: 11:26 am

Hello!

My name is Denise.

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is infringing on a copyright protected images owned by me personally.

Take a look at this doc with the hyperlinks to my images you utilized at www.[redacted].com and my earlier publications to get the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/shared-86ec3.appspot.com/o/[redacted]alt=media&token=dc2ba6d8-e254-47b5-ac1b-3799364d0174&l=[redacted]

I do believe you have intentionally infringed my rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and could possibly be liable for statutory damage as high as $140,000 as set-forth in Section 504 (c) (2) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (”DMCA”) therein.

This message is official notification. I demand the removal of the infringing materials mentioned above. Please take note as a service provider, the DMCA requires you, to eliminate or/and terminate access to the copyrighted content upon receipt of this particular notice. In case you do not cease the use of the above mentioned infringing materials a law suit will be initiated against you.

I have a strong belief that use of the copyrighted materials referenced above as allegedly infringing is not permitted by the copyright owner, its legal agent, or the legislation.

I declare, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this message is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am certified to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive and legal right that is allegedly violated.


Best regards,
Denise Price

06/08/2021

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through contact form

From kaki on June 08, 2021 :: 12:22 pm

ame: Adriana Ayala

Email Address: [redacted]@hotmail.com

Date of your event: netvast

Subject: !!! Dmca Copyright Violation Notification

Message: Hello there!

My name is Adriana.

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is violating the copyrighted images owned by myself.

Take a look at this report with the URLs to my images you used at — and my earlier publication to obtain the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/shared-86ec3.appspot.com/o/[redacted]?alt=media&token=0d7e84c6-c6bb-4577-a5f4-cdd967691ad5&l=[redacted]

In my opinion you have deliberately violated my rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damages as high as $120,000 as set-forth in Sec. 504 (c) (2) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (”DMCA”) therein.

This message is official notification. I demand the elimination of the infringing materials mentioned above. Take note as a service provider, the Dmca demands you, to eliminate or disable access to the infringing content upon receipt of this particular notification letter. In case you do not stop the use of the previously mentioned infringing materials a lawsuit can be commenced against you.

I do have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials referenced above as presumably violating is not authorized by the legal copyright owner, its legal agent, or the law.

I declare, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this message is correct and that I am currently the copyright owner or am certified to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is presumably infringed.


Regards,
Adriana Ayala

06/08/2021

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Scam Email

From Brad Waller on June 08, 2021 :: 4:38 pm

Hi there!

My name is Sarah.

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is violating the copyright-protected images owned by me personally.

Check out this official document with the URLs to my images you utilized at (website redacted) and my previous publications to get the proof of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/storage-37dfc.appspot.com/o/f[redacted]alt=media&token=93cf07e9-13e8-4237-9cda-2e247f66ab14&data;=[redacted]

I believe that you willfully violated my rights under 17 USC Section 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damages of up to $150,000 as set forth in Section 504(c)(2) of the Digital millennium copyright act (DMCA) therein.

This message is official notice. I seek the removal of the infringing materials mentioned above. Please be aware as a company, the DMCA demands you, to eliminate and/or deactivate access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this notification letter. If you don’t cease the use of the above mentioned copyrighted materials a lawsuit will be initiated against you.

I have a good self-belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials referenced above as presumably infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its legal agent, or the law.

I swear, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this notification is correct and that I am the copyright proprietor or am permitted to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly violated.

Sincerely,
Sarah Shurbet

06/08/2021

bolrest

-Sarah ( [redacted]@yahoo.com )

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Received via our square space form submission

From Simon Frowde on June 09, 2021 :: 7:46 am

Message: Hi!

My name is Laurie.

Your website or a website that your company hosts is violating the copyright-protected images owned by myself.

Check out this doc with the hyperlinks to my images you used at www.giantrobotbodies.net and my earlier publication to find the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/bied-f82f7.appspot.com/o/shared/[redacted]?alt=media&token=dcb7284f-bd66-4a53-90dc-2f3a4f10a9b2&ID;=[redacted]

I do believe you have intentionally infringed my rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and can be liable for statutory damage of up to $150,000 as set forth in Sec. 504(c)(2) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (”DMCA”) therein.

This message is official notice. I demand the removal of the infringing materials referenced above. Please be aware as a company, the DMCA requires you, to remove and deactivate access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this particular notice. If you do not stop the use of the previously mentioned copyrighted content a lawsuit will be started against you.

I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as presumably infringing is not permitted by the copyright proprietor, its legal agent, as well as laws.

I declare, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this letter is correct and that I am currently the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive and legal right that is presumably violated.


Sincerely,
Laurie Collins

06/09/2021

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Just received the same notice

From Jason Beverly on June 09, 2021 :: 1:59 pm

Our website just received the same notice by email.
We appreciate you taking the time to explain this attack.

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They are Still At It!

From Henry Mason on June 10, 2021 :: 12:55 am

Received the same type of email from one Peter Art.

Proceeded to reply with my own warning but no surprise it bounced back as undeliverable.

I have a hosting company and a website development company and should have known it wasn’t going to work with a reply.

However maybe by reporting it to google they can trace it out and stop these loser dead in their tracks.

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Every few days

From Simon on June 10, 2021 :: 8:48 am

I’ve had a fair few on our website now - almost daily.

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received DMCA Copyright Violation Notification via site contact form

From Hari-kirtana das on June 10, 2021 :: 9:25 am

Message was as follows:

Hello!

My name is Amy.

Your website or a website that your company hosts is infringing on a copyright-protected images owned by myself.

Check out this document with the URLs to my images you utilized at hari-kirtana.com and my earlier publications to obtain the proof of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/bied-f82f7.appspot.com/o/shared[redacted]alt=media&token;=[redacted]

I think you’ve willfully infringed my legal rights under 17 USC Section 101 et seq. and could possibly be liable for statutory damages as high as $140,000 as set forth in Sec. 504 (c)(2) of the Digital millennium copyright act (”DMCA”) therein.

This letter is official notification. I seek the elimination of the infringing materials mentioned above. Take note as a service provider, the DMCA requires you, to eliminate or terminate access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this particular letter. If you do not cease the utilization of the aforementioned copyrighted content a court action can be started against you.

I do have a strong belief that use of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as allegedly infringing is not approved by the copyright owner, its agent, as well as laws.

I swear, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this notification is accurate and that I am currently the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive and legal right that is presumably infringed.


Sincerely,
Amy Cuperus

06/10/2021

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