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Image Link Building Scammers Using DMCA Copyright Infringement

Image link building scammers are back again, this time as Nationwide Legal.

To any unsuspecting business this email would come as a complete shock and a normal reaction would be to add the link in the image and be done. Looking at the link profiles of the sites they have used in this previously reported scam certainly works.

 

DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice

 

From: Victoria Boyd | Nationwide Legal Services <victoria@nation-law.info>
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2023 2:16 AM
Subject: DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice

Dear owner of [Website Page],

You are receiving this legal infringement notice from Nationwide Legal Trademark Department due to the unauthorized usage of our client's image.

The use of this image : i.imgur.com on this page
: [Website Page]
is fine, as long as our client (Festoon Lighting Melbourne) is fully credited.

The credit must appear under the image or the footer of the page and
be clickable to https://festoonlightingmelbourne.com.au/ within 5
working days. We await your response to confirm this has been completed, removing the image does not resolve the case.

Failure to do so in this time frame, will result in legal case (No.
68639) proceeding under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's Section 512(c) (" DMCA") for past and or current usage.

Past usage of the image can be seen in the records on Wayback Machine
(https://web.archive.org) - a permanent public archive of the web, which will be called upon as evidence in this case.

This email serves as the required official notice.

Regards

Victoria Boyd
Trademark Attorney

Nationwide Legal
401 Congress Ave. #1540,
Austin, TX 78701

victoria@nation-law.info
www.nation-law.info

 

Previous Scam Iterations

Will Thomas
Trademark Attorney

Victoria Boyd
Trademark Attorney

Nationwide Legal Ltd
401 Congress Ave.#1540
Austin, TX 78701

victoria@nationlegal.biz
www.nationlegal.biz


Jack Moore
Trademark Attorney

Nationwide Legal
401 Congress Ave. #1540,
Austin, TX 78701

jack@nationwide-law.org


Julia Frank
Trademark Attorney

Nationwide Legal
401 Congress Ave. #1540,
Austin, TX 78701

julia@nationwidelegalservice.org


Julia Frank
Trademark Attorney

Nationwide Legal
401 Congress Ave. #1540,
Austin, TX 78701

julia@nationlaw.us


Alicia Weber
Trademark Attorney

Nationwide Legal
401 Congress Ave. #1540,
Austin, TX 78701

aliciaw@nationwide-law.org


Lydia Houston
Trademark Attorney

Nationwide Legal
401 Congress Ave. #1540,
Austin, TX 78701


Clare Baker
Trademark Attorney

James Parker Anderson Legal
469 7th Ave
New York, NY 10018


Jason Perales
Content Head
Legal Media Check


Alice Felix
Content Head
Legal Media Check


John Neidig,
Ardent Fox LLP | International Requests

 

Who Are These Link Building Scammers

I have reached out to five businesses that were used in these scam and have yet to find out who they hired.

If you have had better success in finding out who is behind this (there is probably more that one) please reach out to me so we can at least try and prevent businesses from using their services. Also please do send across any new iterations of the scam email, so I can add to this and try and keep unsuspecting business aware of this.

I am doing my bit and emailing sites that fell for this and provided a link so they can remove their link, which is what they get paid for.

 

 
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