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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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From Bruce Pittluck on June 10, 2021 :: 10:43 am

On 6/9/2021 at 6:35 PM, <[redacted]@gmail.com> wrote:
First Name: Brandy Last Name: Carlson
Hello!
My name is Brandy.
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 doc with the links to my images you used at bookstore.highland.edu and my previous publications to find 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/shared/[redacted]alt=media&token=a3505565-e1f1-4c57-8b33-3cda8077ef50&data;=[redacted] https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/bied-f82f7.appspot.com/o/shared/[redacted]alt=media&token=a3505565-e1f1-4c57-8b33-3cda8077ef50&data;=[redacted]
In my opinion you have deliberately infringed my legal rights under 17 USC Sec. 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damage 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 notice. I seek the elimination of the infringing materials described above. Please take note as a service provider, the DMCA demands you, to eliminate or/and deactivate access to the copyrighted content upon receipt of this letter. If you do not cease the use of the previously mentioned copyrighted materials a court action can be commenced against you.
I have a strong self-belief that use of the copyrighted materials referenced above as allegedly violating is not permitted by the copyright owner, its legal agent, or the laws.
I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am certified to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly violated.
Regards, Brandy Carlson
06/10/2021

The staff member here was good enough to ask us in IT if it was real or not. She did not click the link. She called us first

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The same email

From Estefania on June 10, 2021 :: 4:55 pm

Hi, yes, I got two emails recently. The same message, just different names.

From: Crystal
Phone: 12126334794
How did you find us: Google
Subject: www.quericotapas.com DMCA Copyright Infringement Notification email
Message:
Hello!
My name is Crystal.
Your website or a website that your company hosts is infringing on a copyrighted images owned by myself.
Check out this document with the URLs to my images you used at www.quericotapas.com and my previous publications to get the proof of my copyrights.
Download it right now and check this out for yourself:
https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/folder-77e30.appspot.com/o/shared[redacted]alt=media&token=e17a8daa-c323-460b-9447-5ac6c4e57a7a&ID;=[redacted]
I do think you’ve intentionally infringed my legal rights under 17 USC Section 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damage as high as $150,000 as set forth in Section 504 (c)(2) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (”DMCA”) therein.
This message is official notice. I demand the removal of the infringing materials described above. Take note as a company, the Dmca requires you, to remove and/or disable access to the infringing content upon receipt of this notification letter. If you don’t stop the use of the aforementioned infringing materials a legal action will be started against you.
I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the legal copyright owner, its legal agent, or the law.
I swear, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this letter is accurate and that I am currently the copyright owner or am permitted to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive and legal right that is allegedly infringed.
Sincerely,
Crystal Reyes
06/10/2021

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Got the same thing from my "Contact Us" form

From Tim Davis on June 10, 2021 :: 5:02 pm

I got the same kind of email, and at first glance I thought it might be legit.  I’m not easily fooled (I have a PhD in computer science and that doesn’t make me an expert by any means, but not at least not a computer newbie…).

My website is a very simple one, and all the images are my own artwork, or they are a few photos I received from a photographer with explicit permission to post on my website.  So rather than clicking on the link (which itself looked suspicious) I examined my own web site first and confirmed that I have either posted my own personal images I created myself, or images I know I have written permission to use. 


=======================================
Name:
Kristin
Email:
[redacted]@gmail.com
Subject:
[my website here, redacted] Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Copyright Violation Notice
Message:
Hello there! My name is Kristin. Your website or a website that your organization hosts is infringing on a copyright protected images owned by me personally. Check out this report with the hyperlinks to my images you utilized at [my web site here, redacted] and my earlier publications to find the evidence of my copyrights. Download it now and check this out for yourself: [link redacted] I think that you willfully violated my rights under 17 U.S.C. 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 removal of the infringing materials described above. Please be aware as a company, the DMCA requires you, to eliminate 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 content a court action will likely be started against you. I do have a strong faith belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly violating is not approved by the copyright owner, its legal agent, or the legislation. I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this notification is accurate and that I am currently the legal copyright proprietor or am permitted to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is presumably violated. Best regards, Kristin Chavez 06/10/2021

This message was submitted from your website contact form:
http://www.[my website here]/contact.html

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Similar email

From Coach Lord on June 11, 2021 :: 4:50 am

My name is Jessica.

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

Check out this report with the links to my images you utilized at www.lordelitetraining.com and my previous publications to find the proof of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/folder-77e30.appspot.com/o/shared[redacted]alt=media&token=b[redacted]

I do believe you’ve willfully infringed my legal rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 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 demand the removal of the infringing materials referenced above. Take note as a company, the Dmca requires you, to eliminate and/or disable access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this particular letter. In case you don’t cease the use of the above mentioned copyrighted content a law suit will be commenced against you.

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

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


Regards,
Jessica Martinez

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Received via my business website contact page

From Daniel on June 11, 2021 :: 10:28 pm

Subject: !! www.[website address] Dmca Copyright Violation Notice

Message: Hi!

My name is Maria.

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 links to my images you used at www.[website address] and my earlier publications to find the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/[redacted]

I do believe you have willfully infringed my rights under 17 USC Sec. 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 message is official notification. I seek the removal of the infringing materials mentioned above. Please be aware as a service provider, the Dmca requires you, to eliminate and/or disable access to the copyrighted content upon receipt of this letter. In case you do not cease the utilization of the above mentioned infringing materials a lawsuit can be commenced against you.

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

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

Sincerely,
Maria Brown

My contact form requests the message sender’s location, which this sender stated was ‘Queens’, however my website analytics indicated the sender was in Texas (although of course they could have also been using a VPN).

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Same Email

From Chrissy on June 14, 2021 :: 12:40 pm

Thank you so much for this post!


From: Charlotte <[redacted]@hotmail.com>
Subject: Attention: www.jetlaggedroamer.com Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Copyright Violation Notification email

Message Body:
Hi!

My name is Charlotte.

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

Check out this doc with the URLs to my images you used at www.jetlaggedroamer.com and my previous publications to find the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/share-874f7.appspot.com/[redacted]

I do believe that you intentionally infringed my rights under 17 USC Section 101 et seq. and could possibly be liable for statutory damages 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 seek the elimination of the infringing materials mentioned above. Please take note as a service provider, the Dmca requires you, to eliminate or disable access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this particular letter. If you do not cease the use of the aforementioned infringing materials a lawsuit will be initiated against you.

I have a good belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials referenced above as allegedly violating is not approved by the copyright owner, its agent, as well as laws.

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


Sincerely,
Charlotte Erdmann

06/14/2021

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We received these emails every day now via Contact Us on our Webite

From T Steverson on June 15, 2021 :: 3:53 pm

Brettney
    [redacted]@gmail.com
    Hello!

My name is Brettney.

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

Check out this doc with the links to my images you utilized at mcadv.org and my earlier publications to find the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/share-874f7.appspot.com/o/[redacted]

I believe you have intentionally violated my rights under 17 USC Section 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 seek the removal of the infringing materials mentioned above. Take note as a service provider, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires you, to remove or disable access to the infringing content upon receipt of this particular letter. If you don’t stop the use of the above mentioned copyrighted materials a law suit will be started against you.

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

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


Sincerely,
Brettney Cotton

06/15/2021

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Same message - slightly different URL to send the file

From T C on June 15, 2021 :: 8:36 pm

Received the same thing today. URL is slightly different:

From: “Beverly” <REDACTED>


Message: Hello there!

My name is Beverly.

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

Check out this report with the URLs to my images you utilized at <my website> and my earlier publication to get the proof of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/storage-729af.appspot.com/o/files[REDACTED]

In my opinion you’ve intentionally infringed my rights under 17 USC Section 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damage of up to $140,000 as set-forth in Sec. 504 (c) (2) of the Digital millennium copyright act (”DMCA”) therein.

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

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

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


Sincerely,
Beverly Nichols

06/16/2021

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Copyright Infringement Scam

From Susan on June 16, 2021 :: 7:16 am

I received this through our online form:

Sent via form submission from Brooklyn Cider House

Name: Stacy Lewis

Email: [redacted]@yahoo.com

Subject: Attention: www.brooklynciderhouse.com Dmca Copyright Infringement Notice

Message: Hi there!

My name is Stacy.

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

Take a look at this doc with the hyperlinks to my images you used at www.brooklynciderhouse.com and my earlier publications to obtain the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/storage-42e83.appspot.com/o/shared/[redacted]

In my opinion you’ve deliberately violated my rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and could possibly 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 notification. I demand the elimination of the infringing materials mentioned above. Please be aware as a company, the DMCA demands you, to eliminate and/or terminate access to the infringing content upon receipt of this particular letter. In case you don’t stop the utilization of the above mentioned copyrighted materials a lawsuit can be started against you.

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

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


Regards,
Stacy Lewis

06/16/2021

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Hello there!My name is Debbie.Your

From Carlos A Angulo L on June 16, 2021 :: 7:34 am

Hello there!
My name is Debbie.

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 document with the links to my images you utilized at familybox.store and my previous publications to get the proof of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/storage-729af.appspot.com/o/[redacted]

I really believe you have deliberately infringed my 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 notice. I seek the elimination of the infringing materials mentioned above. Please take note as a company, the Dmca requires you, to remove or/and terminate access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this particular notice. If you don’t stop the use of the aforementioned copyrighted materials a legal action can be commenced against you.

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

I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this notification 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 presumably infringed.

Regards,
Debbie Carter

06/16/2021

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This came through our contact form

From Naomi Panagapka on June 16, 2021 :: 9:25 am

My name is Sharon.

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

Check out this official document with the URLs to my images you used and my earlier publication to find the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/storage-42e83.appspot.com/o/shared/file-[redacted]

In my opinion that you intentionally infringed 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 demand the elimination of the infringing materials referenced above. Take note as a service provider, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires you, to remove or disable access to the infringing content upon receipt of this particular notice. In case you do not cease the use of the previously mentioned copyrighted materials a court action will be initiated against you.

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

I declare, under consequence 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 proprietor of an exclusive and legal right that is presumably violated.


Best regards,
Sharon Harrison

Thank you for posting this.  Very helpful to confirm whether the complaint deserves attention or is a scam.

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Don't click the link!

From Almost Scammed on June 16, 2021 :: 11:13 am

This is what I was sent this morning through my websites Contact Us Feature:

Name: Alicia Jones

Email Address: [redacted]@hotmail.com

Questions or Suggestions: Hello there!

My name is Alicia.

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

Check out this official document with the hyperlinks to my images you used at (removed for privacy) and my previous publication to get the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/storage-42e83.appspot.com/o/shared/file-[redacted]

I believe you’ve intentionally violated my rights under 17 USC Sec. 101 et seq. and can be liable for statutory damage 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 notice. I seek the elimination of the infringing materials mentioned above. Please take note as a company, the DMCA requires you, to eliminate or terminate access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this notice. If you don’t cease the use of the previously mentioned infringing materials a legal action will likely be started against you.

I have a strong faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials referenced above as presumably violating is not authorized by the copyright proprietor, its agent, or the laws.

I declare, 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 right that is allegedly infringed.


Sincerely,
Alicia Jones

06/16/2021

Sounds scary, but I see I’m not the only one that has received it. So I won’t worry about it.

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received this last night

From Grace on June 16, 2021 :: 11:43 am

Message: Hello!

My name is Samantha.

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

Check out this document with the hyperlinks to my images you used at crossfitcentralhouston.com and my earlier publication to get the proof of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/storage-729af.appspot.com/o/files/file-[redacted]

In my opinion you have intentionally violated my legal rights under 17 U.S.C. Sec. 101 et seq. and can be liable for statutory damages of up to $130,000 as set-forth in Section 504(c)(2) of the Digital millennium copyright act (DMCA) therein.

This letter is official notice. I demand the elimination of the infringing materials mentioned above. Please take note as a service provider, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires you, to eliminate or/and disable access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this particular notice. In case you don’t stop the use of the previously mentioned infringing content a lawsuit will be initiated against you.

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

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


Sincerely,
Samantha Castillo

06/16/2021

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Email received

From Katrina McCrary on June 16, 2021 :: 1:45 pm

Hello there! My name is Andrea. Your website or a website that your company hosts is infringing on a copyright-protected images owned by me personally. Check out this doc with the links to my images you utilized at www.tradeitinsap.com and my previous publications to get the proof of my copyrights. Download it right now and check this out for yourself: https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/storage-729af.appspot.com/o/files/file-[redacted] I do believe you have intentionally infringed my rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damages of up to $110,000 as set forth in Sec. 504(c)(2) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) therein. This message is official notice. I seek the elimination of the infringing materials mentioned above. Please take note as a company, the DMCA demands you, to eliminate and/or disable access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this particular notice. In case you don’t stop the use of the aforementioned copyrighted content a court action will be started 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 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 copyright proprietor or am certified to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive right that is allegedly violated. Regards, Andrea Delishus 06/16/2021

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Received One of the New Format 16 June

From Dan Simmons on June 16, 2021 :: 4:01 pm

Through a website contact-us form for a very small nonprofit, we received one attempt 26 March, then another today of the newer format:

Name: [name redacted]
Email: [email redacted]
Subject: Attn: [domain redacted].com Dmca Copyright Infringement Notification email
Message: Hi there!

My name is [name redacted].

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 links to my images you utilized at [domain redacted].com and my previous publications to obtain the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/storage-729af.appspot.com/o/files/file-k3hvf8h4t[redacted]

I believe that you intentionally violated my legal rights under 17 USC Sec. 101 et seq. and can be liable for statutory damage 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 elimination of the infringing materials referenced above. Please take note as a company, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires you, to eliminate and deactivate access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this particular notification letter. In case you do not stop the utilization of the aforementioned copyrighted materials a court action can be started against you.

I have a good self-belief that use of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as presumably violating is not permitted by the copyright proprietor, its agent, or the laws.

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

Best regards,
[name redacted]

06/16/2021

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Similar message through our contact us form

From D Brown on June 17, 2021 :: 5:25 am

FullName: ‘Byrd’
EmailAddr: ‘[redacted]@yahoo.com’
mesg: ‘Hello! My name is Brittney. Your website or a website that your organization hosts is violating the copyright protected images owned by myself. Take a look at this document with the URLs to my images you used at [our domain] 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/storage-729af.appspot.com/o/files/file-30vfhbb4ob[redacted] I think you’ve willfully infringed my legal rights under 17 USC 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 described above. Please take note as a service provider, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act demands you, to eliminate and terminate access to the copyrighted’

User IP address was 142.129.10.122
User agent was Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:53.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/53.0

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Same

From Holly on June 17, 2021 :: 8:44 am

I was really nervous when I got it and even replied to the email stating their link didn’t work. As soon as it came back undeliverable I knew something was wrong and searched and found this post.  Here’s my email:


Name: Lynn
Email: [redacted]@hotmail.com
Message:
Hi there!

My name is Lynn.

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

Take a look at this document with the hyperlinks to my images you utilized at almonogram.com 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/storage-729af.appspot.com/o/files/file-0ef54reh[redacted]

In my opinion that you deliberately violated my rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 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 message is official notification. I demand the removal of the infringing materials referenced above. Please be aware as a company, the DMCA demands you, to remove or/and deactivate access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this particular notification letter. If you don’t stop the use of the aforementioned copyrighted content a law suit will likely be initiated against you.

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

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


Sincerely,
Lynn Henderson

06/17/2021

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Received 2 of these notices on June 17

From Craig on June 17, 2021 :: 9:05 am

Thanks for posting this information. I received two of these notices this morning. When the first one came in I was immediately suspicious.

Nice of you too help others!

Regards!

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From our Contact Us Form on Website

From Tyna Russell on June 18, 2021 :: 2:55 pm

Email
[redacted]@yahoo.com

Subject
    Re: gototanks.com Dmca Copyright Violation Notification email
Comment
    Hi!

My name is Penny.

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

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

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/files-aaf52.appspot.com/o/shared/file-[redacted]?alt=media&token=4452c88f-af86-4c91-a870-07c70e73c5fd&data;=[redacted]

I do believe you have willfully violated 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 seek the removal of the infringing materials referenced above. Please be aware as a service provider, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act demands you, to eliminate and deactivate access to the infringing content upon receipt of this notification letter. If you do not stop the utilization of the aforementioned copyrighted content a lawsuit can be started against you.

I do have a strong self-belief that use of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as presumably infringing is not authorized by the legal copyright owner, its agent, or the legislation.

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


Best regards,
Penny Marie

06/18/2021

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Another example from a contact form

From Yevo on June 18, 2021 :: 11:06 pm

Hello,

customer name: Christina
customer email: xxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com
customer telephone: redacted
customer interest: redacted
customer message: Hi!

My name is Christina.

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 links to my images you utilized at www.redacted.com.au and my earlier publications to obtain the proof of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/storage-729af.appspot.com/o/files/file-[redacted]?alt=media&token;=[redacted]

I do think you’ve intentionally violated my legal rights under 17 USC Section 101 et seq. and can 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 removal of the infringing materials referenced above. Please take note as a company, the Dmca demands you, to remove or/and terminate access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this letter. In case you do not stop the utilization of the aforementioned infringing content a law suit will likely be initiated against you.

I do have a good self-belief that use of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as presumably infringing is not approved by the copyright owner, its legal 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 owner or am certified to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive and legal right that is allegedly infringed.


Best regards,
Christina Stone

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scam as new patient form

From Luis on June 21, 2021 :: 10:33 pm

Full Name: Ashley Love

Email: [redacted]@gmail.com

Phone number: [redacted]

Have you visited our office before? : No

Message : Hello!

My name is Ashley.

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

Check out this document with the URLs to my images you utilized at www.dentalimplantspecial.com and my earlier publications to obtain the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/storage-729af.appspot.com/o/files/[redacted]alt=media&token=c78aaec2-c2d5-4c26-9285-305cb5f0c71b&d=[redacted]
In my opinion you have intentionally infringed my legal rights under 17 USC Sec. 101 et seq. and could 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 notification. I seek the removal 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 content upon receipt of this notice. If you don’t stop the utilization of the previously mentioned infringing content a lawsuit can be initiated against you.

I have a strong faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as presumably violating is not approved by the legal copyright proprietor, its 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 permitted to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive and legal right that is allegedly violated.


Best regards,
Ashley Love

06/15/2021

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Email received via my website on 6/21/21

From Stacey F on June 22, 2021 :: 12:38 am

Hi there!

My name is Angie.

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 report with the links to my images you used at _____.com and my previous publication to get the proof of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/share-83a90.appspot.com/o/folder/file-[redacted]?alt=media&token=7bc0ffc5-bd82-4801-a8af-4d5bd2c814f3&d=[redacted]

I do believe you’ve intentionally violated my rights under 17 USC Section 101 et seq. and could possibly be liable for statutory damages of up to $130,000 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 described above. Please be aware as a company, the Dmca demands you, to eliminate or terminate access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this particular notice. If you do not cease the utilization of the aforementioned infringing materials a legal action can be commenced against you.

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

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

Regards,
Angie Caudle

06/22/2021

gorpe

-Angie ( [redacted]@hotmail.com )

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Here's another

From Jason on June 22, 2021 :: 9:28 am

We got one this morning - thank you for posting this! I have experience with takedowns and was going to take it seriously, but the Firebase link seemed odd, and a single Google search later I found your post (which is weird, because none of the prior links here are to Firebase…).

Thanks for helping make the internet safer!

All the language in what we received is identical to other examples here, so I’m just leaving the name, email, and link address (already reported to Google).

Sender: Mary Ryda
Email: [redacted]@yahoo.com
Link: https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/storage-89172.appspot.com/o/shared/[redacted]?alt=media&token;=[redacted]

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Self-correction

From Jason on June 22, 2021 :: 9:30 am

Oops, I didn’t notice the other THREE PAGES of comments when I made that note about Firebase. I see them now.

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Came in through web form

From Colleen on June 23, 2021 :: 8:54 am

Message Body:
Hi there!

My name is Nikki.

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

Check out this official document with the links to my images you used at www.lynnmediagroup.com and my previous publication to get the proof of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/files-aaf52.appspot.com/o/shared/file-[redacted]?alt=media&token;=[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 damages of up to $140,000 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 described above. Please take note as a company, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires you, to eliminate or deactivate access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this particular notice. In case you do not stop the utilization of the above mentioned copyrighted content a lawsuit will be started against you.

I have a strong faith belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly violating is not approved by the copyright proprietor, its agent, or the law.

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


Best regards,
Nikki Washington

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received the above - sent from our business website contact form! Researched immediately upon recei

From Gigi on June 23, 2021 :: 2:59 pm

From: Drea <[redacted]@hotmail.com>
Subject: [our business website URL redacted] DMCA Copyright Infringement Notification

Message Body:
Hello!

My name is Drea.

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

Take a look at this official document with the hyperlinks to my images you used at [our business website URL redacted] and my earlier publication to obtain the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

[SPAM link—probably ransomeware - redacted]

I do believe you’ve deliberately violated my legal rights under 17 USC Sec. 101 et seq. and could possibly be liable for statutory damage 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 notice. I seek the elimination of the infringing materials described above. Please be aware as a service provider, the Dmca demands you, to eliminate or/and deactivate access to the infringing content upon receipt of this particular notice. In case you don’t cease the utilization of the above mentioned copyrighted content a legal action will likely be initiated against you.

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

I declare, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this notification is correct 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.


Sincerely,
Drea Lynde

06/23/2021


This e-mail was sent from a contact form on [our business name redacted] (our business website redacted)

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Same here

From HadTheSameThingHappenToday on June 23, 2021 :: 8:02 pm

Sent via form submission from XXXXXXXXXX

Name: Mary Modica

Email Address: Modicashot701@hotmail.com

Subject: ! www.XXXXXXX.ca DMCA Copyright Violation Notification

Message: Hello there!

My name is Mary.

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

Check out this official document with the hyperlinks to my images you utilized at www.XXXXXXXX.ca and my previous publications to find the proof of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/files-aaf52.appspot.com/o/shared/[redacted]?alt=media&token;=[redacted]

In my opinion you’ve deliberately infringed my legal rights under 17 USC Sec. 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 message is official notice. I seek the removal of the infringing materials described above. Please take note as a service provider, the DMCA requires you, to eliminate and/or deactivate access to the copyrighted content upon receipt of this particular notification letter. If you do not stop the use of the aforementioned copyrighted content a law suit will be initiated against you.

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

I swear, under penalty 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 allegedly violated.


Regards,
Mary Modica

06/24/2021

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June 24 scam email?

From Florence Bowen on June 24, 2021 :: 10:01 am

I received this today - I responded via email and the email bounced back to me. Error or failed to send. Should I be concerned? I didn’t open or click the link.

My name is Sharon.

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

Take a look at this doc with the hyperlinks to my images you utilized at www.florence-bowen.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/files-aaf52.appspot.com/o/shared/file-[redacted]?alt=media&token;=[redacted]

I believe you’ve deliberately infringed my legal rights under 17 USC 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 letter is official notice. I demand the removal of the infringing materials mentioned above. Please be aware as a service provider, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act demands you, to eliminate or/and disable access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this letter. In case you do not stop the utilization of the aforementioned infringing content a legal action can be initiated against you.

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

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


Best regards,
Sharon Wilson

06/24/2021

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Please report google API abuse

From Joe on June 24, 2021 :: 2:45 pm

https://support.google.com/code/contact/cloud_platform_report?hl=en

We get a bunch of these every week please copy the whole form submission in there so that google can remove these files so other webmasters, site owners, or clients do not get infected.

Thanks

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Dmca Copyright Violation Notification email

From Fernando on June 24, 2021 :: 4:13 pm

Literally received the same message. Here it is:
Sent via form submission from

Name: Rachel Garcia

Email: [redacted]@gmail.com

Subject: Dmca Copyright Violation Notification email

Message: Hello!

My name is Rachel.

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

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

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/files-aaf52.appspot.com/o/shared/file-[redacted]?alt=media&token;=[redacted]

I believe that you deliberately violated my legal rights under 17 USC Sec. 101 et seq. and can 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 letter is official notice. I seek the removal of the infringing materials described above. Please be aware as a company, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act demands you, to eliminate or disable access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this notification letter. If you do not cease the use of the previously mentioned copyrighted materials a law suit will be commenced against you.

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

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


Regards,
Rachel Garcia

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Mortonpix687

From Vincent Jones on June 24, 2021 :: 6:23 pm

Just received this today and it looked legit. Have responded to email saying I don’t click on random links so send copies of photos in an email.
The email bounced back as not recognised.
Clicked the link anyway (resonably tech savvy with good virus protection) and saw the download button and ran away screaming…. Yeah NAH!

Name: Denise Morton
Email Address: [redacted]@gmail.com
Subject: Re: www.XXXXX.com Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Copyright Violation Notification
Message: Hello there!

My name is Denise.

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

Check out this report with the URLs to my images you used at XXXX and my earlier publication to find the proof of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/files-aaf52.appspot.com/o/shared%{REDACTED}

I do think you’ve intentionally violated my legal rights under 17 U.S.C. Sec. 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 letter is official notice. I demand the removal of the infringing materials mentioned above. Please be aware as a service provider, the DMCA requires you, to eliminate or terminate access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this notice. If you do not stop the use of the previously mentioned copyrighted content a court action will likely be initiated against you.

I have a good faith belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials described above as presumably violating is not authorized by the legal copyright proprietor, its agent, as well as legislation.

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


Regards,
Denise Morton

06/25/2021

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Artist Webpage attempt

From Christopher L Perlman on June 25, 2021 :: 9:32 am

My mother sent this to me, as it was received on her website contact form.

Hello!

My name is Jackie.

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

Check out this doc with the URLs to my images you utilized at peggiblu.com and my previous publications to find the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/files-aaf52.appspot.com/o/shared/[redacted]?alt=media&token;=[redacted]

In my opinion you’ve willfully infringed my legal rights under 17 USC Sec. 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 letter is official notice. I demand the removal of the infringing materials mentioned above. Take note as a service provider, the Dmca demands you, to eliminate and deactivate access to the copyrighted content upon receipt of this letter. If you do not cease the utilization of the above mentioned copyrighted materials a law suit can be commenced against you.

I have a strong belief that use of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright proprietor, 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 proprietor or am certified to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.


Sincerely,
Jackie Fleming

06/25/2021

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Sent via Form Submission on site

From Kelly Blodgett on June 25, 2021 :: 10:09 am

My name is Megan.

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

Check out this doc with the URLs to my images you used at www.moneygalcoaching.com and my previous publication to find the proof of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/files-aaf52.appspot.com/o/shared/[redacted]?alt=media&token;=[redacted]

I believe that you willfully infringed my rights under 17 U.S.C. Sec. 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 removal of the infringing materials referenced above. Please take note as a company, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act demands you, to eliminate and/or deactivate access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this particular notice. If you do not cease the use of the above mentioned copyrighted materials a court action will likely be commenced against you.

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

I declare, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this notification 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 infringed.


Best regards,
Megan Murray

06/25/2021

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Received 2 so far, the link is what threw me off -

From Sandi on June 25, 2021 :: 2:28 pm

...they emailed using the site’s comment form.

Name
Karen
Email
[redacted]@yahoo.com
Subject
www.mann…t.com DMCA Copyright Violation Notice
Message
Hello! My name is Karen. Your website or a website that your company hosts is violating the copyright-protected images owned by me personally. Take a look at this official document with the URLs to my images you used at www.ma…t.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/files-aaf52.appspot.com/o/shared/[redacted]?alt=media&token;=[redacted] I believe you have deliberately violated my rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and could possibly be liable for statutory damage as high as $12….

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Infringement notice. Fake?

From Mark on June 28, 2021 :: 10:45 pm

Hello there!

My name is Victoria.

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

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

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/files-aaf52.appspot.com/o/shared/[redacted]?alt=media&token;=[redacted]

In my opinion you’ve intentionally violated my rights under 17 USC Section 101 et seq. and could 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 notice. I seek the elimination of the infringing materials referenced above. Take note as a company, the Dmca requires you, to remove and terminate access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this notice. If you don’t cease the use of the above mentioned copyrighted content a legal action will likely be started against you.

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

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

Best regards,
Victoria Brown

06/28/2021

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I got the same message!

From Amin on June 29, 2021 :: 8:27 am

Hi there!
My name is Renee.

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 URLs to my images you utilized at “mywebsite.com” and my earlier publication to obtain the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/files-aaf52.appspot.com/o/[redacted]?alt=media&token;=[redacted]

I think you’ve intentionally violated my rights under 17 USC 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 message is official notice. I seek the removal of the infringing materials mentioned above. Please be aware as a service provider, the Dmca requires you, to remove and disable access to the copyrighted content upon receipt of this particular notification letter. In case you do not stop the use of the aforementioned infringing materials a court action will likely be initiated against you.

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

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

Sincerely,
Renee Patterson

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from powellphoto798@yahoo.com (scammer)

From j on June 29, 2021 :: 1:20 pm

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/files-aaf52.appspot.com/o/shared/file-[redacted]?alt=media&token=9e279c80-f397-4170-[redacted]

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Hello there!My name is Rhonda.Your

From DN on June 29, 2021 :: 3:03 pm

Hello there!

My name is Rhonda.

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

Take a look at this report with the hyperlinks to my images you used at [redacted] and my previous publications to obtain the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/files-aaf52.appspot.com/o/shared….

I do think that you deliberately infringed 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 Section 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. Take note as a company, the DMCA demands you, to eliminate or/and deactivate access to the copyrighted content upon receipt of this particular letter. If you don’t stop the utilization of the above mentioned copyrighted content a legal action will likely be initiated against you.

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

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


Best regards,
Rhonda Smith

06/29/2021

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Another one here

From Lucio76 on June 29, 2021 :: 6:02 pm

Hello!
My name is Jacqueline.

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 links to my images you used at xxxxxxxxxxxxxx and my earlier publication to find the proof of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/files-aaf52.appspot.com/o/[redacted]?alt=media&token;=[redacted]

I really believe you’ve willfully infringed my legal 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 message is official notice. I seek the removal of the infringing materials mentioned above. Take note as a service provider, the Dmca demands you, to eliminate or/and deactivate access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this notification letter. In case you do not stop the utilization of the above mentioned copyrighted content a law suit will be started against you.

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

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

Best regards,
Jacqueline Moore

06/30/2021

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Another infringement notice

From Brian on June 30, 2021 :: 1:10 am

Sent via form submission from (redacted)

Name: Jessica Long

Email: [redacted]@hotmail.com

Subject: ! (redacted) Dmca Copyright Infringement Notification

Message: Hi there!

My name is Jessica.

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

Check out this report with the links to my images you utilized at brianhess.design and my earlier publication to find the evidence of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/files-aaf52.appspot.com/o/shared/[redacted]

In my opinion you have willfully violated my rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and could possibly 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 message is official notification. I demand the elimination of the infringing materials referenced above. Please be aware as a company, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires you, to eliminate and deactivate access to the copyrighted content upon receipt of this particular notification letter. In case you do not stop the utilization of the above mentioned copyrighted materials a legal action will likely be initiated against you.

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

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


Regards,
Jessica Long

06/30/2021

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Fake infringement

From Kevin on June 30, 2021 :: 10:59 am

I recieved the same email.
I opened and clicked on the link like a dummy, but nothing happened?
I am running Norton 360. Not sure if it caught it or if folder was empty?
Is there a way to see if Norton caught or blocked this?

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You're fine if you didn't download and click

From Josh Kirschner on June 30, 2021 :: 11:10 am

As long as you didn’t download the zip file and click on the included javascript file, you should be fine. If the folder was empty when you clicked the original link, the malware file was likely already removed.

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Received similar spam from someone named Amy

From Peggy R on June 30, 2021 :: 1:03 pm

From: Amy <email withheld>
Subject: Re: www.pearlzclothing.com Dmca Copyright Violation Notification

Message Body:
Hi!

My name is Amy.

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

Check out this doc with the hyperlinks to my images you utilized at www.pearlzclothing.com and my previous publications to find the proof of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/files-aaf52.appspot.com/o/shared%<redacted>.html?alt=media&token;<redacted>

I do think that you intentionally violated my legal rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and can be liable for statutory damage as high as $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 elimination of the infringing materials described above. Take note as a company, the Dmca demands you, to remove and/or deactivate access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this notification letter. If you don’t cease the utilization of the above mentioned infringing materials a legal action will likely be initiated against you.

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

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


Regards,
Amy Swanson

06/30/2021

Images in my site where taken by me for my business online store.

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DMCA Copyright Violation Notification

From Don Peterson Contracting, Inc. on June 30, 2021 :: 3:42 pm

Name
Mike
Email
Lamfersstudio927@[redacted]
Subject
!!!Dmca Copyright Violation Notification
Message
Hi! My name is Mike. 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 hyperlinks to my images you used at www.dpcsocal.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/files-aaf52.appspot.com/o/shared/[redacted] I believe you have willfully infringed my rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 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 notice. I seek the elimination of the infringing materials described above. Please be aware as a company, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires you, to eliminate or/and disable access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this letter. If you don’t stop the use of the previously mentioned infringing materials a lawsuit can be initiated against you. I do have a strong self-belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as allegedly infringing is not approved by the legal copyright proprietor, its legal agent, or the laws. 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 right that is presumably infringed. Sincerely, Mike Lamfers 06/30/2021
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Got this one today

From TS on June 30, 2021 :: 5:36 pm

Hi there!
My name is Molly.

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

Take a look at this official document with the hyperlinks to my images you used at removed.com and my previous publications to get the proof of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/files-aaf52.appspot.com/o/[redacted]

I believe you have willfully violated my rights under 17 U.S.C. Sec. 101 et seq. and could possibly 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 message is official notification. I seek the removal of the infringing materials described above. Please be aware as a service provider, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires you, to remove or deactivate access to the infringing content upon receipt of this letter. If you don’t stop the utilization of the aforementioned copyrighted content a court action will likely be commenced against you.

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

I swear, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this letter 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 violated.

Regards,
Molly Caldwell

06/30/2021

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I got a similar message about copyright infringement

From Lorraine Jones on June 30, 2021 :: 9:49 pm

It definitely made my heart race. I copied the link in the email and opened it in a browser. It opened a download link. I clicked on the link just to see; I saw it was a zip file. I said, um… no, and cancelled out of it. I replied to the email and it came back undeliverable—no surprise there.

—-

Sent via form submission
Name: Dawn Colbert
Email Address: Colbertshot250@[redacted]
Subject: Attention: xxxx DMCA Copyright Infringement Notification
Message: Hi there!

My name is Dawn.

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

Take a look at this report with the URLs to my images you utilized at xxxxxx and my earlier publication to get the proof of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/files-aaf52.appspot.com/o/shared/[redacted]

I think you’ve intentionally infringed my rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damage of up to $130,000 as set-forth in Section 504 (c)(2) of the Digital millennium copyright act (DMCA) therein.

This message is official notification. I seek the removal of the infringing materials referenced above. Please take note as a company, the Dmca requires you, to remove and deactivate access to the copyrighted content upon receipt of this notification letter. If you don’t stop the use of the previously mentioned copyrighted content a law suit can be initiated against you.

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

I declare, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this notification 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 violated.


Best regards,
Dawn Colbert

07/01/2021

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Just received it

From TBP on June 30, 2021 :: 10:00 pm

I literally just received the email, clicked to download it but nothing happened. Should I still run some sort of malware checker?

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Just received one of these too

From Matt on June 30, 2021 :: 10:22 pm

One of these scam emails just came through our company’s contact us form. What it said is below:

Hi there!

My name is Kristen - Hillhd252@[redacted]

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

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

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/files-aaf52.appspot.com/o/shared/[redacted]

In my opinion that you deliberately violated my rights under 17 USC Section 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damages of up to $110,000 as set forth in Sec. 504 (c) (2) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) therein.

This message is official notification. I seek the removal of the infringing materials mentioned above. Please be aware as a company, the Dmca requires you, to remove or deactivate access to the copyrighted content upon receipt of this letter. In case you do not stop the use of the previously mentioned copyrighted content a law suit will likely be commenced against you.

I do have a good faith 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 declare, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this notification is correct and that I am the legal copyright proprietor or am certified to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive and legal right that is allegedly violated.


Sincerely,
Kristen Hill

07/01/2021

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As others

From Sam on July 01, 2021 :: 6:09 am

Name: Nikki
Email: Wrightphoto528@[redacted]
Subject: Attention: xxx.com Dmca Copyright Infringement Notification email

Enquiry: Hello!

My name is Nikki.

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

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

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

LINK://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/files-aaf52.appspot.com/o/shared/[redacted]

I do think that you deliberately infringed my legal rights under 17 U.S.C. 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 message is official notification. I seek the elimination of the infringing
materials referenced above. Take note as a service provider, the DMCA requires
you, to remove or/and deactivate access to the copyrighted content upon receipt
of this particular notice. In case you don\‘t stop the use of the aforementioned
infringing content a legal action can be started against you.

I have a strong self-belief that use of the copyrighted materials described
above as allegedly violating is not approved by the copyright proprietor, its
agent, as well as laws.

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


Sincerely,
Nikki Wright

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MyDoman Dmca Copyright Violation Notification email

From Donald Claxton on July 01, 2021 :: 9:11 am

Posted by Andrea: Gibsonhd184@[redacted]

Hello!

My name is Andrea.

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

Take a look at this document with the URLs to my images you used at grammaticartist.com and my earlier publication to get the proof of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/files-aaf52.appspot.com/o/shared/[redacted]

I believe that you deliberately violated my 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 described above. Take note as a service provider, the DMCA requires you, to eliminate or deactivate 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 be initiated against you.

I do have a good self-belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as presumably violating is not authorized by the copyright owner, its 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 permitted to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive right that is allegedly violated.


Sincerely,
Andrea Gibson

07/01/2021

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