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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 :: 466 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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This is what I was sent

From Curtina on September 30, 2021 :: 8:40 am

Name
Walter Lisko
Email
walterlisko@[redacted].com
Message
Hello,
Your website or a website that your organization hosts is violating the copyright protected images owned by our company (intuit Inc.).

Take a look at this official document with the hyperlinks to our images you utilized at tlyncandles.com and our earlier publications to obtain the proof of our copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/fk9mw3gl3-9ae9e.appspot.com/[redacted]

I do believe you’ve intentionally infringed our 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 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 described above. Please take note as a company, the DMCA requires you to eliminate or disable access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this particular letter. In case you don’t cease the use of the previously mentioned infringing content a court action will likely be commenced against you.

I have a good self-belief that use of the copyrighted materials referenced above as allegedly infringing is not authorized 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 hereby affirm that I am certified to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Very truly yours,
Walter Lisko
Legal Officer
intuit, Inc.

intuit.com

09/30/2021

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copy right of images again

From Gary on September 30, 2021 :: 2:19 pm

Hello we have had this same maessages saying you have a copy right i cannot show you as i have deleted it we have had serveral saying exactly the same as the other posters on here we did not click on the links and all so did a full norton scan afterwards and malewarebytes scan to be safe

Reply

I got this today. I have received about five so far like this

From Gloria on September 30, 2021 :: 10:08 pm

Hello,

Your website or a website that your company hosts is infringing on a copyrighted images owned by our company (xero Inc.).

Check out this doc with the links to our images you used at www.unariunwisdom.com and our earlier publications to find the proof of our copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/fk9mw3gl3-9ae9e.appspot.com/[redacted]

I believe you’ve willfully violated our rights under 17 USC 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 letter is official notification. I seek the removal of the infringing materials referenced above. Please be aware as a service provider, the DMCA requires you to remove or disable access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this particular notification letter. In case you don’t cease the use of the above mentioned infringing materials a legal action will be commenced against you.

I do have a strong belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials referenced above as presumably infringing 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 hereby affirm that I am authorized to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive right that is presumably violated.


Very truly yours,
Navin Eaton
Legal Officer
xero, Inc.

Reply

Same scam

From Briana Wylde on October 04, 2021 :: 2:18 pm

Got this today. All our images are ours so I knew it was fake. Still gave me a fright though.

Message Body:
Hi!

My name is Shawn.

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 hyperlinks to my images you used at reforestfurniture.com and my earlier publications to get the proof of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/fk9mw3gl3-9ae9e.appspot.com/[redacted]

I do think that you deliberately violated my legal rights under 17 U.S.C. Sec. 101 et seq. and could possibly 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 notification. I demand the elimination of the infringing materials described above. Please be aware as a company, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires you, to eliminate and/or terminate access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this notification letter. In case you don’t cease the use of the above mentioned infringing content a law suit will likely be commenced against you.

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

I declare, 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 right that is presumably violated.


Regards,
Shawn Rocha

10/04/2021

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Fake copyright infringement

From Mark on October 04, 2021 :: 2:43 pm

Just received this one through the contact form for one of our client websites. Did a search to see who else might be receiving. And voila. Hopefully this will continue to help others avoid the click trap. Here’s the message with contacts and the link redacted:

My name is Jeff my message is Hello! My name is Jeff. 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 URLs to my images you used at ( website redacted) and my earlier publication to find the proof of my copyrights. Download it now and check this out for yourself: (link redacted) I do believe you have deliberately infringed my legal rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and could possibly 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 message is official notice. I seek the removal of the infringing materials mentioned above. Please be aware as a company, the DMCA requires you, to eliminate and/or terminate access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this letter. In case you do not cease the use of the above mentioned infringing materials a law suit will be commenced against you. I do have a good belief that use of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as presumably infringing 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 notification is accurate and that I am currently the copyright owner or am certified to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. Best regards, Jeff Velasquez 10/04/2021 (contact redacted)

Reply

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Copyright Infringement Notification

From Nina L. on October 04, 2021 :: 4:57 pm

Hello there!
My name is Christopher.

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 URLs to my images you utilized at http://www.indicadreams.com and my previous publication to find the proof of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/fk9mw3gl3-9ae9e.appspot.com/[redacted]

In my opinion you have willfully infringed my legal rights under 17 USC Sec. 101 et seq. and could 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 notification. I demand the removal of the infringing materials described above. Please be aware as a company, the Dmca requires you, to remove or/and terminate access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this particular letter. If you don’t cease the utilization of the aforementioned copyrighted materials a court action will likely be commenced against you.

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

I declare, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this message is accurate 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 presumably violated.

Regards,
Christopher Leon

10/04/2021

Reply

Fake Copyright Infringement email 10-6-21

From Amy on October 06, 2021 :: 10:15 am

Here’s what I received today. Part of what tipped me off was the lack of spacing in the email.

Hello, Your website or a website that your company hosts is infringing on a copyrighted images owned by our company (xero Inc.). Check out this doc with the hyperlinks to our images you used at anunstoppablelife.com and our earlier publication to get the proof of our copyrights. Download it now and check this out for yourself: https://storage.googleapis(redacted) I do think you have willfully violated our rights under 17 U.S.C. Sec. 101 et seq. and can 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 elimination of the infringing materials mentioned above. Please be aware as a service provider, the Dmca demands you to eliminate or/and deactivate access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this particular notification letter. In case you don’t stop the use of the aforementioned 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 infringing is not permitted 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 hereby affirm that I am permitted to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive right that is presumably violated. Best regards, Isaac Spading Legal Officer xero, Inc. xero.com 10/06/2021

Reply

New Virus email

From Jordi Sanchez on October 06, 2021 :: 12:19 pm

Hello,

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is infringing on a copyrighted images owned by our company (xero Inc.).

Check out this doc with the URLs to our images you utilized at www.highwaysigning.com and our previous publications to obtain the proof of our copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/fk9mw3gl3-9ae9e.appspot.com/[redacted]

I believe you have deliberately infringed our 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 demand the elimination of the infringing materials referenced above. Take note as a service provider, the DMCA requires you to remove and disable access to the copyrighted 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 faith belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials referenced above as presumably violating is not authorized by the copyright owner, its legal agent, or the legislation.

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


Very truly yours,
Rajeev Guale
Legal Officer
xero, Inc.

xero.com


10/06/2021

Reply

Another email similar virus

From Jordi Sanchez on October 06, 2021 :: 12:20 pm

Hello,

Your website or a website that your company hosts is violating the copyright-protected images owned by our company (trello Inc.).

Take a look at this official document with the hyperlinks to our images you utilized at www.highwaysigning.com and our earlier publications to obtain the proof of our copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/fk9mw3gl3-9ae9e.appspot.com/[redacted]

I do think you’ve intentionally infringed our rights under 17 USC Sec. 101 et seq. and could possibly 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 letter is official notice. I seek the elimination of the infringing materials referenced above. Take note as a service provider, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act demands you to eliminate and/or deactivate access to the infringing content upon receipt of this particular notice. In case you do not cease the utilization of the previously mentioned copyrighted content a lawsuit will be initiated against you.

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

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


Regards,
Darrell Mathew
trello.com Legal Officer


09/28/2021

Reply

Scam Email Masked as "Hubspot"

From Bob Taylor on October 06, 2021 :: 12:27 pm

Received this via a Gravity Form contact submission with a subject line:

“Attn: (mydomain.com) Dmca Copyright Violation Notification email”

“Hello,

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is infringing on a copyright-protected images owned by our company (hubspot Inc.).

Check out this official document with the URLs to our images you utilized at (mydomain.com) and our previous publications to get the proof of our copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/fk9mw3gl3-9ae9e.appspot.com/d/folders/[redacted]

I think you’ve intentionally infringed our rights under 17 USC Sec. 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damage as high as $120,000 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. Please be aware as a service provider, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires you to remove and terminate access to the copyrighted content upon receipt of this particular letter. If you don’t cease the use of the aforementioned infringing materials a law suit will 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 copyright owner, its legal agent, as well as laws.

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


Sincerely yours,
Christopher Possin
Legal Officer
hubspot, Inc.

hubspot.com


10/06/2021

Christopher Possin

ChristopherPossin@[redacted].com

IP 98.121.168.107”

Reply

Hello,Your website or a website

From Heath on October 06, 2021 :: 4:27 pm

Hello,
Your website or a website that your organization hosts is violating the copyright protected images owned by our company (xero Inc.).

Check out this doc with the links to our images you utilized at and our previous publication to find the proof of our copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:


I do believe you have deliberately infringed our legal rights under 17 USC Sec. 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damages as high as $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 removal of the infringing materials described above. Please be aware as a company, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act demands you to remove or disable access to the copyrighted content upon receipt of this notification letter. If you don’t cease the use of the previously mentioned infringing content a legal action will be initiated against you.

I do have a strong belief that use of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as presumably 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 message is accurate and hereby affirm that I am certified to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly violated.

Very truly yours,
Bob Garcia
Legal Officer
xero, Inc.

Reply

Received this email through the Contact Us page

From J on October 12, 2021 :: 1:11 am

Hi Josh, thank you very much for writing this post and educating people about this. Much like the other comments on this post, I panicked when I first saw this email and clicked on the link in the email. It took me to a new page that looks exactly like the screenshot you’ve shared in the blog with the blue “Download my file” button. I clicked on the button too (shouldn’t have, but what can I say, hindsight is 20/20), but nothing download. No file downloaded onto my computer and nothing showed up in my Downloads folder. Does that mean my computer and my network are safe? Please help.

Thanks again!

Reply

You should be safe

From Josh Kirschner on October 12, 2021 :: 3:25 pm

The exploits I’ve seen all require you to download, unzip and run the javascript file. So unless you did all that, you should be fine. Though it never hurts to do a full system antimalware scan, just in case.

Reply

Thanks so much!

From J on October 14, 2021 :: 12:47 am

Hi Josh, thanks so much. I ran a malware scan just in case.

Reply

About Azure

From Someone on October 12, 2021 :: 3:10 pm

Thanks for good post mr Kirschner.

For a long time, phishing attacks began to increase. This is because Microsoft Azure is being exploited. I would like to explain this subject briefly, maybe you can write an article about it.

Hackers open an Azure account with stolen credit cards and obtain domain names for phishing from there. It is very interesting that Azure does not use security measures like 3D measure.

It would be great if you could write an article about it.

Reply

Scam Message received via website contact form 10/12/21

From NF on October 12, 2021 :: 9:25 pm

Submission Date
Oct 12, 2021
Full Name
Williams Williams
E-mail
[redacted]@xero.com
Phone Number
[redacted]
Location
New York

Message:
Hello,

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is violating the copyright-protected images owned by our company (xero Inc.).

Check out this doc with the hyperlinks to our images you utilized at [my website] and our previous publication to get the evidence of our copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/m4b38h10cm38.appspot.com/[redacted]

I think that you willfully violated our legal 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 notice. I seek the elimination of the infringing materials referenced above. Please take note as a company, the Dmca demands you to eliminate or/and disable access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this particular letter. In case you don’t stop the use of the previously mentioned infringing content a law suit will likely be initiated against you.

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

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


Best regards,
Robert Williams
Legal Officer
xero, Inc.

xero.com


10/13/2021

Reply

recu le message

From Jean Marc Crespo on October 13, 2021 :: 7:20 am

DMCA Copyright Violation Notice

Hello,

Your website or a website that your company hosts is infringing on a copyright protected images owned by our company (slack Inc.).

Take a look at this official document with the links to our images you utilized at www.cooldirect.fr and our previous publication to obtain the proof of our copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/m4b38h10cm38.appspot.com/[redacted]

I do think that you intentionally violated our rights under 17 U.S.C. Sec. 101 et seq. and can 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 letter is official notification. I seek the removal of the infringing materials referenced above. Please take note as a company, the DMCA demands you to eliminate or terminate access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this particular notification letter. If you don’t stop the use of the above mentioned copyrighted materials a legal action 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 proprietor, its agent, or the legislation.

I swear, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this message is correct and hereby affirm that I am certified to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly violated.


Very truly yours,
Patrick Rossetti
Legal Officer
slack, Inc.

slack.com


10/13/2021

Reply

Scam from a “mailchimp” email

From Diana on October 14, 2021 :: 12:04 am

I got one today through my contact form from someone claiming to work for Mailchimp (with a @mailchimp.com email).
I never click on those because I am a photographer and I have no images in my website that I haven’t taken.
Also, I never click in anything 🤣

Reply

3 today

From Michael Hunter on October 14, 2021 :: 8:32 am

https://storage.googleapis.com/m4b38h10cm38.appspot.com/[redacted by editor]

[Note: we are not allowing the posting of full URLs that lead to malware downloads]

Reply

Received this through my Contact Page

From Sara on October 14, 2021 :: 9:44 am

Sent via form submission from Radiator Warehouse

How can we help you?: Hello,

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is infringing on a copyright-protected images owned by our company (trello Inc.).

Check out this report with the URLs to our images you utilized at www.radiatorwarehousejackson.com and our previous publications to obtain the proof of our copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/m4b38h10cm38.appspot.com/[redacted]

I do think you’ve intentionally violated our rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and could 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 notice. I seek the removal of the infringing materials mentioned above. Take note as a service provider, the DMCA demands you to remove or/and deactivate access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this notification letter. In case you don’t stop the use of the aforementioned copyrighted materials a court action will be started against you.

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

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


Very truly yours,
Lui Reddick
Legal Officer
trello, Inc.

trello.com


10/14/2021

Reply

Me too

From Eva on June 02, 2022 :: 5:16 pm

I just received one of these fake inquiries from a “Legal Officer” from “Trello.” I was initially freaked out, but I thought it must be fake as all the images on my website were taken by me, or by professional photographers I have worked with. Glad this website and all these comments exist!

The other thing that tipped me off that it might be fake, was that it was submitted somehow through a contact form on my website that is located on a HIDDEN page. No one can access this old contact form normally. A good push for me to simply delete it.

Reply

Received 10/18/21

From L on October 18, 2021 :: 4:00 pm

Name
    Menlee Beckerman
Email
    [redacted]@mailchimp.com
Phone
    [redacted]
Comments or Questions
    Hello,

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is infringing on a copyrighted images owned by our company (mailchimp Inc.).

Check out this report with the URLs to our images you utilized at www.neighborhoodtaprooms.com and our previous publications to obtain the evidence of our copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/m4b38h10cm38.appspot.com/d/[redacted]

I do believe you’ve willfully violated our rights under 17 USC Sec. 101 et seq. and can 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 seek the removal of the infringing materials described above. Please be aware as a service provider, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act demands you to remove or disable access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this letter. If you do not stop the use of the aforementioned copyrighted materials a legal action can be started against you.

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

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


Best regards,
Menlee Beckerman
Legal Officer
mailchimp, Inc.

mailchimp.com


10/18/2021

Reply

Name: Jose PahujaEmail: JosePahuja@xero.comPhone Number:

From Jeff Levine on October 19, 2021 :: 6:42 am

Name: Jose Pahuja
Email: [redacted]@xero.com
Phone Number: [redacted]
Comments: Hello,

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is violating the copyrighted images owned by our company (xero Inc.).

Check out this doc with the links to our images you utilized at {deleted} and our earlier publications to get the evidence of our copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/m4b38h10cm38.appspot.com/d/[redacted]

I do think you’ve willfully infringed our legal rights under 17 U.S.C. Sec. 101 et seq. and could possibly 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 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/or disable access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this particular notice. If you don’t stop the utilization of the previously mentioned infringing content a legal action will be initiated against you.

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

I swear, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this notification is accurate and hereby affirm that I am permitted to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive and legal right that is allegedly violated.


Best regards,
Jose Pahuja
Legal Officer
xero, Inc.

xero.com


10/19/2021

Reply

2 of these so far.

From W F Thorneloe on October 20, 2021 :: 4:21 am

2 of these so far. I was suspicious and never clicked the links.
Hello,

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is infringing on a copyright protected images owned by our company (xero Inc.).

Take a look at this report with the hyperlinks to our images you utilized at smyrnapsychiatry.com and our earlier publication to get the evidence of our copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/m4b38h10cm38.appspot.com/[redacted]

I think you have willfully infringed our legal rights under 17 USC Sec. 101 et seq. and could possibly 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 letter is official notice. I seek the elimination of the infringing materials referenced above. Please be aware as a company, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires you to eliminate or deactivate access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this particular notification letter. If you don’t cease the use of the previously mentioned copyrighted content a court action will likely be initiated against you.

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

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


Very truly yours,
Zaaki Ramachandran
Legal Officer
xero, Inc.

xero.com

*******************
Hello,

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is violating the copyright-protected images owned by our company (intuit Inc.).

Take a look at this official document with the hyperlinks to our images you used at smyrnapsychiatry.com and our earlier publications to find the proof of our copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/fk9mw3gl3-9ae9e.appspot.com/d/[redacted]

I think you have intentionally violated our legal rights under 17 U.S.C. Sec. 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damage as high as $120,000 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 be aware as a service provider, the DMCA demands you to remove and/or deactivate access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this notification letter. In case you do not cease the utilization of the previously mentioned copyrighted content a lawsuit will likely be started against you.

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

I declare, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this letter is accurate and hereby affirm that I am permitted to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive and legal right that is allegedly violated.


Best regards,
Brandon Dickerson
Legal Officer
intuit, Inc.

intuit.com

Reply

got it through our contact page

From oda on October 20, 2021 :: 10:04 am

Name: Tyler

Email: [redacted]@slack.com

Phone number: [redacted]

What are you getting in touch about?: Press Inquiry

Your message: Hello,

Your website or a website that your company hosts is infringing on a copyrighted images owned by our company (slack Inc.).

Take a look at this document with the URLs to our images you used at www.odachicago.com and our previous publications to find the evidence of our copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/m4b38h10cm38.appspot.com/[redacted]

I do believe you’ve willfully violated our rights under 17 USC Section 101 et seq. and could possibly be liable for statutory damage as high as $120,000 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 Digital Millennium Copyright Act demands you to eliminate and/or disable access to the copyrighted content upon receipt of this notification letter. If you do not stop the utilization of the above mentioned copyrighted materials a law suit will be initiated against you.

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

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


Very truly yours,
Tyler Bullock
Legal Officer
slack, Inc.

slack.com


10/20/2021

Reply

Received similar notice this morning

From Barbara on October 21, 2021 :: 12:02 pm

Hello,

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is infringing on a copyright-protected images owned by our company (hubspot Inc.).

Check out this document with the hyperlinks to our images you utilized at www.tremorstotreasures.com and our earlier publication to get the evidence of our copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

storage.googleapis.com/m4b38h10cm38.[redacted]

I think that you deliberately violated our 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 message is official notice. I demand the elimination of the infringing materials referenced above. Please be aware as a service provider, the Dmca requires you to remove or/and disable access to the copyrighted content upon receipt of this notification letter. If you do not stop the use of the aforementioned infringing materials a court action can be commenced against you.

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

I swear, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this message is correct and hereby affirm that I am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly violated.


Best regards,
Marvin Jamal
Legal Officer
hubspot, Inc.

hubspot.com


10/21/2021

Reply

Copyright Infrigement scam

From TeeCee on November 05, 2021 :: 2:38 pm

I received a poorly formulated and very bad looking email (twice, with different information).


Name : Josh Mereli
Subject : LETTER OF INTENT TO SUE. Copyright infringement [redacted : your website]

Notice of Intent to File Lawsuit
Effective Date: [Today’s date]
Contact the technical department immediately at the phone number listed on the website
ON THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Remove copyrighted content from your website [redacted : your website]

Read the full notice

•  This offer of settlement and/or out-of-court settlement of this matter and avoidance of litigation is valid for 7 days from the Effective Date.

•  Governing Law. This Letter of Intent is governed by the laws of Canada and falls under the jurisdiction of the DMCA International Community

•  Sincerely, DMCA Protection Technical Department
Official website

Reply

Was the link similar to what's described in the article?

From Josh Kirschner on November 06, 2021 :: 10:49 am

Hi Teecee,

For the emails you received, was the link to the “Official website” the same as the Google files described in the article and other comments or did it take you to some other type of site with a different method of scamming?

Reply

Hope I am fine

From Erik Aapkes on November 10, 2021 :: 5:02 am

I clicked the link on the https://storage.googleapis.com webpage link, but nothing happened. Searched for any files downloaded today, ran Malwarebytes, but found nothing suspicious. Hope I am fine indeed.

Herewith the mail I received:

[redacted]@trello.com

Hello,

Your website or a website that your company hosts is violating the copyrighted images owned by our company (trello Inc.).

Check out this doc with the links to our images you utilized at blueprinteu.com and our earlier publications to obtain the evidence of our copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/xxxx

I do believe that you willfully violated our 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 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 described above. Take note as a company, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires you to remove or deactivate access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this particular notice. If you don’t cease the utilization of the previously mentioned copyrighted materials a lawsuit will likely be initiated against you.

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

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


Best regards,
David Jackson
Legal Officer
trello, Inc.

trello.com


11/09/2021

Reply

Scam!

From Mary on November 11, 2021 :: 11:42 am

Comments from consumers at your Shopatron.com store
Customer: Jim
Phone:  [redacted]
Fax:    [redacted]
Email:  [redacted]@xero.com
Location: NY
Comments:
Hello,

Your website or a website that your company hosts is infringing on a copyright protected images owned by our company (xero Inc.).

Check out this doc with the URLs to our images you utilized at shop.manhasset-specialty.com and our previous publications to obtain the proof of our copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/d835465820754620418.appspot.com/[redacted]

I believe you’ve intentionally infringed our legal rights under 17 USC Sec. 101 et seq. and could possibly 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 message is official notice. I seek the elimination of the infringing materials described above. Please take note as a service provider, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act demands you to eliminate or deactivate access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this particular notification letter. If you don’t cease the utilization of the previously mentioned copyrighted content a lawsuit will be commenced against you.

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

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


Best regards,
Jim Caste
Legal Officer
xero, Inc.

xero.com


11/09/2021

Reply

Looks Legit

From Tom Gray on November 15, 2021 :: 1:58 pm

Notice of Intent to File Lawsuit
Effective Date: 11/05/2021 04:44:12 pm
Contact the technical department immediately at the phone number listed on the website
On the official website
Remove copyrighted content from your website https://xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.ca

Read the full notice [link goes to https://www.lunarmediatwo.com/abuse.php which requires an account to sign in]
This offer of settlement and/or out-of-court settlement of this matter and avoidance of litigation is valid for 7 days from the Effective Date.
Governing Law. This Letter of Intent is governed by the laws of Canada and falls under the jurisdiction of the DMCA International Community
Sincerely, DMCA Protection Technical Department
Official website [this link goes not to the DMCA website but to lunarmediatwo.com

Reply

Contact Us Page Received Almost Identical Spam Email

From Katie on November 17, 2021 :: 11:38 am

What scared us the most as a website was the fact that is came through a Contact form we have for Classifieds, which is meant for people to submit music-based classifieds (ie: looking for guitar amps, etc.). That is why this hopefully spam message is tagged under our own ‘audio equipment’ section. That was weird right off the bat, because we have a regular Contact form for inquiries unrelated to Classifieds… Haunting – especially with an email and business tied to something we do, in fact, have an account with (Mailchimp). I want to let Mailchimp know that their name and likeliness (and the additional ‘Legal Officer’ title is being used to lure people and business websites in… given this is a fake email. Please let that be the case!

____


From: Jack <JackPak@[redacted]>
Subject: [subject]

Section: Audio Equipment

Hello,

Your website or a website that your company hosts is infringing on a copyrighted images owned by our company (mailchimp Inc.).

Take a look at this document with the hyperlinks to our images you used at www.theaquarian.com and our previous publications to obtain the evidence of our copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/d835465820754620418.appspot.com/[redacted]

I do believe that you willfully violated our legal rights under 17 USC Section 101 et seq. and could 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 notice. I seek the elimination of the infringing materials referenced above. Please be aware as a company, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires you to eliminate or/and deactivate access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this letter. If you do not stop the use of the previously mentioned infringing content a lawsuit will likely be initiated against you.

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

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


Very truly yours,
Jack Pak
Legal Officer
mailchimp, Inc.

mailchimp.com


11/17/2021

Reply

Figure out who this is & take them down! 🤯

From Rick James on November 18, 2021 :: 10:21 pm

Name: Curtis
E-mail: CurtisKlassix@[redacted]
Website: http://mailchimp.com
Message: Hello,

Your website or a website that your company hosts is violating the copyrighted images owned by our company (mailchimp Inc.).

Take a look at this report with the hyperlinks to our images you utilized at www..com and our previous publication to get the evidence of our copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/d20vn4j9chb39v2kf30.appspot.com/[redacted]

I do think you've willfully infringed our legal rights under 17 U.S.C. Sec. 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 notification. I demand 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 copyrighted content a law suit will be commenced against you.

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

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


Sincerely yours,
Curtis Klassix
Legal Officer
mailchimp, Inc.

mailchimp.com


11/19/2021

Reply

Scam email received today

From Rob Maughan on November 23, 2021 :: 10:20 am

This was sent through the “Contact Us” page of the school website that I manage. It is the third or fourth time I have received this email. Every time it has come from a different sender…

Hello,

Your website or a website that your company hosts is infringing on a copyright-protected images owned by our company (intuit Inc.).

Take a look at this doc with the links to our images you utilized at schools.xxxxxxxxx.org and our earlier publication to find the proof of our copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/d20vn4j9chb39v2kf30.appspot.com/[redacted]

I think that you deliberately infringed our legal rights under 17 USC Sec. 101 et seq. and can be liable for statutory damage as high as $120,000 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 referenced above. Take note as a service provider, the DMCA requires you to remove and/or terminate access to the copyrighted content upon receipt of this letter. If you don’t cease the use of the previously mentioned infringing content a law suit can be initiated against you.

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

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


Sincerely yours,
William Ucat
Legal Officer
intuit, Inc.

intuit.com


11/23/2021

Reply

Our scam email received today

From Martin on November 24, 2021 :: 4:06 am

RichardThamert@trello.com über sendgrid.net
23.11.2021, 21:34 (vor 10 Stunden)
an cloudsupport

Nachricht übersetzen
Deaktivieren für: Englisch
fisriff
<RichardThamert@trello.com>
Hello,

Your website or a website that your company hosts is infringing on a copyright protected images owned by our company (trello Inc.).

Check out this doc with the URLs to our images you used at help.protelair.com and our previous publication to get the evidence of our copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/d20vn4j9chb39v2kf30.appspot.com[redacted]

I do think you have deliberately violated our rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and can 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 letter is official notice. I demand the removal of the infringing materials referenced above. Take note as a service provider, the DMCA requires you to remove or/and disable access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this notification letter. If you don’t stop the use of the previously mentioned infringing materials a lawsuit can be started against you.

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

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

Best regards,
Richard Thamert
Legal Officer
trello, Inc.

trello.com

11/23/2021

Reply

Thought I'd add mine to the list!

From John on November 24, 2021 :: 12:16 pm

From:Tom is a Therapist, <TomHaas@intuit.com>
Subject: General Inquiry


Message Body:
Hello,

Your website or a website that your company hosts is violating the copyright protected images owned by our company (intuit Inc.).

Check out this document with the URLs to our images you used at seekatherapy.com and our previous publications to obtain the evidence of our copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/d20vn4j9chb39v2kf30.appspot.com/[redacted] 

I believe that you willfully violated our rights under 17 U.S.C. Sec. 101 et seq. and can be liable for statutory damage as high as $120,000 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 referenced above. Take note as a service provider, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires you to eliminate and deactivate access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this particular notice. If you do not stop the use of the above mentioned copyrighted materials a court action can be commenced against you.

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

I declare, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this letter is accurate and hereby affirm that I am certified to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly violated.

Sincerely yours,
Tom Haas
Legal Officer
intuit, Inc.

intuit.com

11/24/2021

Reply

I also received two different scam emails about images

From Josie on November 27, 2021 :: 12:26 pm

Name
Ward
Email
Wardstudio387@[redacted].com
Subject
Attention: [XX] DMCA Copyright Violation Notification
Message
Hello there!

My name is Susan.

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 [XX] and my earlier publication to obtain the proof of my copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/gdrv-15bd6.appspot.com/[redacted]

I do believe you have deliberately violated my legal rights under 17 USC Sec. 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 message is official notice. I seek the elimination of the infringing materials referenced above. Please be aware as a company, the DMCA demands you, to eliminate and/or terminate access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this notification letter. If you don’t stop the utilization of the above mentioned copyrighted content a court action will be started against you.

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

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 authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive and legal right that is allegedly infringed.


Regards,
Susan Ward

09/01/2021

Reply

Just received on of these emails through our website. Luckily we know we use all our own photos.

From Angie Spencer on December 01, 2021 :: 2:55 am

Name
Facundo
Email
FacundoGray@[redacted].com

Phone
[redacted]
Message
Hello,

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is infringing on a copyright protected images owned by our company (hubspot Inc.).

Take a look at this report with the links to our images you used at “WEBSITE NAME” and our earlier publication to get the evidence of our copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/d03ijdfb3dhj32sdj2.appspot.com/[redacted]

I do believe you’ve intentionally infringed our legal rights under 17 U.S.C. Sec. 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 letter is official notice. I demand the elimination of the infringing materials described above. Please be aware as a service provider, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act demands you to remove or/and disable access to the copyrighted content upon receipt of this particular notification letter. In case 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 faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as allegedly infringing is not approved 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 correct and hereby affirm that I am certified to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive right that is presumably violated.


Best regards,
Facundo Gray
Legal Officer
hubspot, Inc.

hubspot.com


11/30/2021

Reply

Still happening Dec 1 2021

From Kurt on December 01, 2021 :: 12:09 pm

From: Dee
Email: DeeEatman@[redacted].com
Phone: [redacted]
Message Body:
Hello,

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is violating the copyright protected images owned by our company (xero Inc.).

Take a look at this document with the URLs to our images you utilized at hepworthholzer.com and our previous publications to get the proof of our copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

http://sglinks.wordex.press/ls/click[redacted]

I think you have deliberately violated our legal 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 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 demands you to eliminate and/or deactivate access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this particular notification letter. In case you do not cease the use of the previously mentioned copyrighted materials a lawsuit will be commenced against you.

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

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


Best regards,
Dee Eatman
Legal Officer
xero, Inc.

xero.com


12/01/2021


This e-mail was sent from a contact form on

Reply

SCAM EMAIL

From Tania on December 01, 2021 :: 10:10 pm

I received this today through my contact us form:
Hello,

Your website or a website that your company hosts is violating the copyright protected images owned by our company (hubspot Inc.).

Take a look at this report with the links to our images you used at www.thepetchauffeur.com.au and our previous publications to obtain the proof of our copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/d03ijdfb3dhj32sdj2.appspot.com/[redacted]

I think you’ve deliberately infringed our legal rights under 17 U.S.C. Sec. 101 et seq. and can be liable for statutory damage of up to $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 company, the DMCA demands you to remove and deactivate access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this particular letter. If you don’t stop the use of the aforementioned copyrighted content a court action will be commenced against you.

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

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


Best regards,
Mark Gernes
Legal Officer
hubspot, Inc.

hubspot.com

Reply

What can i do i click on that link open page is empty

From Hussain on December 02, 2021 :: 7:54 am

New submission on Collected Forms “#contact_form .contact-form”

Page submitted on: Contact Us - Miajee’s – Miajees Leather


Email:

stevehall@[redacted].com
First Name:

Steve
Message:

Hello,

Your website or a website that your company hosts is infringing on a copyright protected images owned by our company (hubspot Inc.).

Check out this doc with the URLs to our images you utilized at www.miajees.com and our earlier publications to get the proof of our copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/d03ijdfb3dhj32sdj2.appspot.com/[redacted]

I believe that you deliberately violated our legal 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 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. Please be aware as a company, the DMCA requires you to eliminate or deactivate access to the copyrighted content upon receipt of this letter. In case you do not cease the utilization of the previously mentioned copyrighted materials a law suit will be commenced against you.

I have a good faith belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials referenced above as allegedly infringing is not permitted by the copyright owner, its legal agent, or the laws.

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


Sincerely yours,
Steve Hall
Legal Officer
hubspot, Inc.

hubspot.com


12/02/2021
save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time i comment.:

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Got one too...

From kevin menard on December 02, 2021 :: 7:55 am

Name: Craig Spencer

Email: CraigSpencer@[redacted].com

How did you hear about us?: bueccer

Subject: www.veritaslab.com Dmca Copyright Violation Notice

Message: Hello,

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is infringing on a copyright protected images owned by our company (hubspot Inc.).

Check out this doc with the URLs to our images you used at www.veritaslab.com and our earlier publications to get the proof of our copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/d03ijdfb3dhj32sdj2.appspot.com/[redacted]

I do believe you have intentionally infringed our legal 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 notification. I seek the removal of the infringing materials mentioned above. Please take note as a service provider, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires you to remove and/or disable access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this particular notice. In case you do not cease the use of the previously mentioned infringing materials a lawsuit can be started 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 agent, or the legislation.

I swear, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this message is correct and hereby affirm that I am authorized to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive right that is allegedly violated.


Best regards,
Craig Spencer
Legal Officer
hubspot, Inc.

hubspot.com


12/02/2021

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Here’s another one

From Tina on December 04, 2021 :: 1:58 pm

Name: Cody Bullock

Email Address: CodyBullock@[redacted].com

Subject: Attention: www.powerspaseattle.com DMCA Copyright Infringement Notification email

Message: Hello,

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is violating the copyright protected images owned by our company (hubspot Inc.).

Take a look at this official document with the URLs to our images you used at www.powerspaseattle.com and our earlier publications to find the proof of our copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/d03ijdfb3dhj32sdj2.appspot.com/pub/s/folders/[redacted]

I do believe you’ve deliberately infringed our legal rights under 17 USC 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 message is official notification. I demand the removal of the infringing materials referenced above. Please be aware as a company, the Dmca requires you to eliminate and/or terminate access to the infringing content upon receipt of this particular letter. If you don’t stop the use of the previously mentioned copyrighted content a legal action will be started against you.

I do have a good faith belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as presumably infringing is not approved 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 hereby affirm that I am authorized to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive right that is presumably violated.


Very truly yours,
Cody Bullock
Legal Officer
hubspot, Inc.

hubspot.com


12/03/2021

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Received this through our website contact form 12/7/2021

From Kyle Steinle on December 08, 2021 :: 1:53 pm

Sent via form submission from [redacted]

Name: Isaiah Abraham

Email Address: [redacted]

Subject: Attn: [redacted].com DMCA Copyright Infringement Notification email

Message: Hello,

Your website or a website that your company hosts is violating the copyrighted images owned by our company ([redacted] Inc.).

Check out this official document with the URLs to our images you utilized at [redacted].com and our previous publications to get the proof of our copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

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

I think you’ve intentionally infringed our 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 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. Take note as a company, the DMCA demands you to eliminate or disable access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this notice. In case you do not stop the use of the previously mentioned copyrighted content a lawsuit will be started against you.

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

I swear, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this letter is correct and hereby affirm that I am permitted to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive and legal right that is allegedly violated.


Very truly yours,
Isaiah Abraham
Legal Officer
[redacted], Inc.

[redacted].com


12/07/2021

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Mail form submission...

From Heatherdawn Wadleigh on December 08, 2021 :: 4:25 pm

I became suspicious due to the use of slang
and informal syntax so I’m happy to find your post.

The contents of the mail form submission:

Hello,

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is violating the copyrighted images owned by our company (slack Inc.).

Take a look at this official document with the URLs to our images you utilized at xxx.com and our previous publications to find the proof of our copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/...

I think you’ve intentionally infringed our legal rights under 17 U.S.C. Sec. 101 et seq. and can 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 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/and 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 content a legal action can be initiated against you.

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

I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this notification is correct and hereby affirm that I am permitted to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive and legal right that is allegedly violated.

Sincerely yours,
Fred Kurt
Legal Officer
slack, Inc.

slack.com

12/08/2021

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Received four of these all different names Here is one below:

From Susan on December 14, 2021 :: 1:22 am

Name
    Csani Elias
Email
    [redacted]@xero.com
How did you find me?
    unja
How can I help?
    Hello,

Your website or a website that your company hosts is violating the copyright protected images owned by our company (xero Inc.).

Check out this doc with the hyperlinks to our images you utilized at xxxxxxxxx.com and our previous publication to find the evidence of our copyrights.

Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/d03uhg49h1m5na.appspot.com/ [redacted]

I do believe you’ve willfully violated our legal rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and could possibly be liable for statutory damage of up to $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 elimination of the infringing materials referenced above. Please take note as a service provider, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act demands you to eliminate and deactivate access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this notification letter. In case you do not cease the utilization of the previously mentioned infringing materials a law suit will be initiated against you.

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

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


Sincerely yours,
Csani Elias
Legal Officer
xero, Inc.

xero.com


12/14/2021

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getting them on my contact form

From Bob on December 15, 2021 :: 8:42 am

I’ve gotten 6 so far this month, several sent with a mailchimp address, others spoof real business email domains. All similar to the below.

This is an email message generated from the internet contact form.
——-
Senders name: Spiffy
Senders email:  [redacted]@trello.com

i.p. number: 173.233.173.134

Subject: Attn: www.***.org Dmca Copyright Violation Notification email

Message: Hello,

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is infringing on a copyright protected images owned by our company (trello Inc.).

Check out this document with the hyperlinks to our images you used at www.***.org and our previous publication to find the evidence of our copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://storage.googleapis.com/d03uhg49h1m5na.appspot.com…........ 

I do think that you deliberately infringed our rights under 17 USC Sec. 101 et seq. and could possibly 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 notification. I seek the removal of the infringing materials referenced above. Please take note as a service provider, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires you to eliminate and deactivate access to the copyrighted content upon receipt of this particular notification letter. If you don’t stop the use of the aforementioned infringing content a court action will be started against you.

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

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


Very truly yours,
Spiffy Burke
Legal Officer
trello, Inc.

trello.com


12/15/2021

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I received same kind..

From JY on December 15, 2021 :: 7:14 pm

You have received a message from the “Contact Me” page of your Website:

Name: Joshua
Email:  [redacted]@intuit.com
Phone:  [redacted]
Message: Hello, Your website or a website that your company hosts is infringing on a copyrighted images owned by our company (intuit Inc.). Check out this document with the hyperlinks to our images you used at www.nccaomdiplomates.com and our previous publications to obtain the proof of our copyrights. Download it right now and check this out for yourself: https://storage.googleapis.com/d03uhg49h1m5na.appspot.com/0/files/st/public/d/n/039fdh38gdh38.html?l=411402448079355308 I believe you’ve intentionally violated our legal rights under 17 USC Section 101 et seq. and could 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 take note as a company, the Dmca requires you to remove or/and deactivate access to the infringing content upon receipt of this notice. If you don’t cease the utilization of the previously mentioned infringing materials a law suit will likely be initiated against you. I have a good faith belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials described above as presumably infringing is not approved by the copyright owner, its agent, or the laws. I declare, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this letter is accurate and hereby affirm that I am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is presumably violated. Very truly yours, Joshua Starr Legal Officer intuit, Inc. intuit.com 12/15/2021

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GDPR Training

From piku shabeer on December 29, 2021 :: 12:43 am

I tapped the connection since I would rather not be “off base” and what downloaded was a .compress document. I saw the substance inside and it was a javascript record. Having not unfastened it or tapped the genuine .JS record I ought to be fine. However, the nerve of them going through the contact structure on Etsy is chafin,

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DMCA removal from Google Search

From ulvis.net on January 07, 2022 :: 11:25 am

Notice of DMCA removal from Google Search

To: Webmaster of https://paste.ulvis.net/,

Google has been notified, according to the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), that some of the material found on your site allegedly infringes upon the copyrights of others. We’re in the process of removing the allegedly unlawful materials from Google Search results.

The notice that we received, with any personally identifying information removed, may be found on the website of Lumen, a third-party aggregator of legal complaint notices, at https://lumendatabase.org/notices/26348625.
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