As you could recall, final spring I unravelled a rip-off by which somebody pretending to be an lawyer despatched out phony DMCA takedown notices. That rip-off was centered round a web site that pretended to be the regulation agency of Arthur Davidson Authorized. Finally, that web site was suspended by its website hosting firm. Nicely it seems that rip-off has popped-up once more. This time within the type of a web site that pretends to be the regulation agency of Nationwide Authorized in Austin, Texas.
Over the weekend I received an e mail from somebody pretending to be a trademark lawyer with the regulation agency of Nationwide Authorized. I will not hyperlink to it, however you could find it at nationwidelaw (dot) org. The e-mail had the entire identical tell-tale indicators of being a fraud because the earlier rip-off that employed a web site pretending to be the regulation agency of Arthur Davidson. These indicators embody not really addressing me by identify and never asking for something aside from a hyperlink to some shady web site. Check out the screenshot of the e-mail under and see what different indicators of a rip-off you’ll be able to spot.
Different indicators of the rip-off:
After I went to the web site, I discovered the image of the one that pretends to be “Alicia Weber, Trademark Lawyer.” I then did a reverse picture search of her image and located that she additionally goes by the identify of Maria and is a professor of historical past at MetaTeaching and seems on dozens of different web sites.
A variation on the identical lawyer web site area has already been suspended by its host. And as soon as I report this one to its internet hosting firm, I am certain it is going to even be suspended.
1. In the event you get an e mail from somebody claiming to be an lawyer, do not imagine it if they cannot even hassle to handle you by identify.
2. Do not be a sleazy, lazy scammer.