Wednesday, 20 October 2021 13:00

Scam Alert: website is violating the copyright protected images owned by our company

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

I've been getting these spammy messages through my contact forms lately, figured I would share so that others don't get rattled by this type of nonsense. 

 

 

Below is a copy of the email that I received.


Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: 9173331994

Purpose: Newsletter

Message: 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 official document with the URLs to our images you used at www.REDACTED.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/m4b38h10cm38.appspot.com/d/file/0/public/a/-LINK-DISABLED-30dnn3vdv883.html?h=527752340335752064

I do think that you intentionally infringed our legal rights under 17 USC Section 101 et seq. and can be liable for statutory damages as high as $150,000 as set forth in Section 504(c)(2) of the Digital millennium copyright act (”DMCA”) therein.

This message is official notice. I seek the elimination of the infringing materials described above. Take note as a service provider, the Dmca demands you to remove or/and deactivate access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this notification letter. In case you do not stop the utilization of the previously mentioned infringing content a legal action will likely be initiated against you.

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

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,
Ali Manjrekar
Legal Officer
xero, Inc.

xero.com

10/20/2021


Update 11/23/21: 

Here's another one that's using MailChimp's domain as the source:

You have a new submission.

Name: Timothy

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: 9173453172

Purpose: Newsletter

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 official document with the URLs to our images you used at www.barrettcommunity.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/d20vn4j9chb39v2kf30.appspot.com/public/0/files/d/9n5nw8yg4k4.html?h=888138272623966798

I believe you have willfully infringed our rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 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 demand the removal of the infringing materials described above. Take note as a company, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires you to remove and/or deactivate access to the copyrighted content upon receipt of this particular letter. If you do not stop the utilization of the aforementioned copyrighted materials a law suit will likely be started against you.

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

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


Best regards,
Timothy Castaneda
Legal Officer
mailchimp, Inc.

mailchimp.com

11/19/2021

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