Beware of “copyright infringement” scam message like this one

We just received this spam message, and want to warn everyone:

The content goes like this:

Hello!
My name is Melissa.
Your website or a website that your company hosts is infringing on a copyright-protected images owned by myself.
Take a look at this document with the links to my images you used at topicnews.io 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/nffhu49vheodjjw/drive/storage/s/files/download****** (It’s a virus or a malware, DO NOT Click!!!)

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,
Melissa Brown
05/11/2021

Well, we swear that this person should check before she sent out spam! Because all of our content is legally quoted and sourced with creative comments.

The purpose is to scam you to download a virus, so watch out for this kind of email. Do not interact with the content!


June/30 2021 update: We got more and more feedbacks for this type of download fraud, please check it out in the comment section for similar emails. Please remember DO NOT CLICK the link, it’s either malware, virus or an authorization permit link.

24 thoughts on “Beware of “copyright infringement” scam message like this one

  • I got this message on my company website today, and did a search to see how prolific it is. Thanks for getting the word out!

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    • today only i got the same comment on one of my post in my website
      see this
      Hello there!

      My name is Yin.

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

      Check out this report with the hyperlinks to my images you used at usaplumbingservices.us 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%2Ffile-fdk3hdk39fh.html?alt=media&token=3e60f004-1eb3-442d-af14-64aa8c6adfeb&h=195968035365864531

      I believe you’ve intentionally violated my legal rights under 17 U.S.C. Sec. 101 et seq. and can 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 demand the removal of the infringing materials referenced above. Take note as a service provider, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act demands you, to remove and deactivate access to the infringing content upon receipt of this letter. In case you don’t cease the use of the previously mentioned copyrighted materials a court action can be started against you.

      I do have a good belief that use of the copyrighted materials referenced above as presumably 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 notification is accurate and that I am currently the copyright owner or am certified to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is presumably infringed.

      Sincerely,
      Yin Eubanks

      Reply
      • please do a little research on such scams before clicking on their link and warn others also. do not react quickly on such comments or mails.
        thanks

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        • I found this really helpful. I had exactly this email albeit from someone reporting to be someone else.
          I have been diligent in my content on my website, it still made me worry.
          Such a nasty thing to get – I can see how people can be tempted to click.
          So grateful for the reassurance
          Thank you 🙏

          Reply
          • You’re welcome!

      • Yes, I’ve been warning people to NOT click any link – you could give over some kind of authorization!

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      • Thanks for sharing! And good for you to do a research!

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    • Same, glad I looked it up!

      Reply
  • Received today. Very glad to see the warning posts here.

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  • I got

    “My name is Regina.

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

    GOOGLE DRIVE LINK

    In my opinion you have willfully infringed my legal rights under 17 U.S.C. Sec. 101 et seq. and could 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 notification. I demand the removal of the infringing materials described above. Please take note as a service provider, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires you, to remove or disable access to the infringing data upon receipt of this particular notice. In case you do not stop the use of the aforementioned copyrighted materials a court action will likely be commenced against you.

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

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

    Best regards,
    Regina King

    Reply
    • Exactly the same words, just different names.

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  • They send these messages to one of my customers sites about three times a month, I got worried and replied to them directly asking to point out which image they argued it is copyright so I would take note and research, never replied.

    Thanks to this and other sites I found out it was a scam

    Reply
    • Hi, you need to block the spam IP, or simply use a anti-spam plugin, depending on the CMS you have.

      Reply
  • Today I received , Very glad to see the warning posts here.
    My name is Ann.

    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 used and my earlier publications to get the evidence of my copyrights.

    Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

    https://firebasestorage.googleapis.c**/v0/b/shared-86ec3.appspot.com/o/file023983345.html?alt=media&token=c581c7f6-04c6-4349-9711-a859b7032fb9&d=0797591662472….

    I do believe you’ve intentionally infringed my 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 notification. I demand the elimination of the infringing materials referenced above. Please take note as a service provider, the Dmca requires you, to remove and/or terminate access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this particular letter. In case you don’t stop the use of the above mentioned copyrighted materials a legal action will be started against you.

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

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

    Sincerely,
    Ann Hoover
    06/08/2021

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    • Hi, thanks for sharing. Your link is even more vicious, it’s a kind of APP connection approval, will give away your google account authority or something similar.
      Let’s build awareness for everyone.

      Reply
  • Check out another spam fraud!
    ————————————————————

    Sent via form submission from Alpine Aerial

    Name: Chanathip Dege

    Email Address: Degehd863@gmail.com

    Subject: Attn: http://www.alpine-aerial.com DMCA Copyright Violation Notice

    Message: Hello there!

    My name is Chanathip.

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

    Check out this doc with the hyperlinks to my images you utilized at http://www.alpine-aerial c** 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/storage-729af.appspot.com/o/files%2Ffile-f0834bddkkh.html?alt————–

    I believe you’ve intentionally violated my rights under 17 USC Section 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damage 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 demand the removal of the infringing materials described above. Please take note as a service provider, the DMCA requires you, to eliminate and deactivate access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this particular notification letter. If you don’t cease the utilization of the above mentioned copyrighted materials a lawsuit will likely be started against you.

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

    I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this letter is accurate 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 violated.

    Best regards,
    Chanathip Dege

    06/15/2021

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  • Here another one:

    Your Name: Jim
    Email: Elliottshot374@hotmail.com
    Subject: Attention: http://www.demask.com Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Copyright Infringement Notification
    Message: Hello there!

    My name is Jim.

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

    Take a look at this report with the hyperlinks to my images you utilized at http://www.demask.com and my previous publications to find 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%2Ffile-afm32jr9bdk.html?alt=media&token=92ffb89a-f315-43cc-93ba-6c14425b8717&data=838162592570418466

    I believe you have deliberately violated my rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 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 message 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 deactivate 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 court action will likely be commenced against you.

    I have a strong self-belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials referenced above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the legal 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 legal copyright proprietor or am authorized to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive and legal right that is allegedly infringed.

    Best regards,
    Jim Elliott

    06/18/2021

    Reply
  • Hi,
    Received this just now and my first instinct was to google “scam copyright emails”, which led me right here. Thank you so much! I didn’t click on the link.
    Name: Susan
    Email: Jonesphoto960@hotmail.com
    Phone: 12122958355
    Message:
    Hi there!

    My name is Susan.

    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 links to my images you utilized at mvposteopathy.com 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%2Ffile-weq0rdhj3hdf.html?alt=media&token=3106e4ac-9ec4-46f9-b0a3-3689b9b18c64&l=579654467524452138

    I believe you’ve willfully infringed my legal rights under 17 U.S.C. Sec. 101 et seq. and could possibly 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 notification. I demand the removal of the infringing materials referenced above. Please take note as a service provider, the DMCA requires you, to eliminate and disable access to the infringing content upon receipt of this notice. If you do not cease the utilization of the previously mentioned infringing materials a law suit will likely be started against you.

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

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

    Sincerely,
    Susan Jones

    06/30/2021

    Reply
    • Thanks for sharing! I have anti-virus up so I tried to click it – and guess what – the anti-virus immediately stopped it and warning a malware.
      So yes, I’m very happy that we save one more person from a malware!

      Reply
  • I have just received a message like this this morning. They posted the message into my contact form.

    Great to see confirmation here of this scam. Heres a copy of it. Obviously DONT click the link.

    Hello there! My name is Stephanie. 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 utilized at kellyflack.com and my previous publications to obtain the proof of my copyrights. Download it now and check this out for yourself: https://firebasestorage. googleapis.com/v0/b/files-d6e6c.appspot.com/o/download-d*****=098147319282767189 I think you’ve willfully violated my rights under 17 USC Sec. 101 et seq. and could possibly 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 letter is official notice. I demand 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 copyrighted content upon receipt of this particular letter. If you do not stop the use of the above mentioned copyrighted materials a lawsuit will be commenced against you. I do have a good belief that use of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as allegedly violating is not authorized by the copyright proprietor, 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 owner or am permitted to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive and legal right that is allegedly infringed. Regards, Stephanie Webb 08/05/2021

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    • Thanks for saving lot of people with these posts!!!

      The Following Details Are registered in Contact Form:
      Name : Dayna
      Email : Longphoto552(at)gmail.com
      Phone : 19174736515
      Message : Hi there! My name is Dayna. 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 URLs to my images you used at mywebsite.com and my previous publication to find the evidence of my copyrights. Download it now and check this out for yourself: (…link deleted for safety reason…) 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 $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 referenced above. Please take note as a service provider, the Dmca requires you, to eliminate or/and terminate access to the infringing content upon receipt of this notification letter. In case you do not cease the use of the previously mentioned copyrighted content a legal action will likely be initiated against you. I have a good belief that use of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as presumably infringing is not approved by the legal copyright proprietor, its agent, or the legislation. I declare, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this notification is accurate and that I am the legal copyright owner or am permitted to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive right that is presumably violated. Sincerely, Dayna Long 08/11/2021

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  • Hello from France !
    I have just received a message like this this morning too !
    Nom: Turnage

    e-mail: Turnagephoto936(at)hotmail.com

    Message: Hi there!

    My name is Lara.

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

    Check out this doc with the URLs to my images you used at http://www.faitparcicia.com and my previous publication to get the proof of my copyrights.

    Download it right now and check this out for yourself:

    https://………

    I really believe you’ve willfully violated my legal rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and could possibly be liable for statutory damage 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 notice. I demand the removal of the infringing materials referenced above. Please take note as a service provider, the Dmca requires you, to eliminate and disable access to the infringing content upon receipt of this particular notice. In case you don’t cease the utilization of the above mentioned infringing content a law suit will be commenced against you.

    I have a good belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as allegedly 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 that I am currently the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive right that is presumably violated.

    Regards,
    Lara Turnage

    08/12/2021

    Reply

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