Fake Copyright Notice
|Contact Info:||Address: 201 Al Ittihad St, 3rd Floor, Office 20, Al Mamzar Center – Dubai – United Arab Emirates |
Phone: +971 4 230 0700
|Possible Infringements:||Perjury, Impersonation, Identity-theft, Misrepresentation|
|Fake Link||globalnewsscoops.blogspot.com and lh5.googleusercontent.com|
|Submitted by:||Edward Clark and Royal Regis|
|Date of Submission:||October 16, 2020 and November 27, 2019|
What exactly was Royal Regis trying to keep under wraps?
It seems an unfavorable review of Royal Regis is prominent on search engines. Royal Regis took matters into their own hands after the website’s owner refused to remove the review.
Since Google has removed this review unlawfully, we will now display the review ourselves.
The FRAUDULENT Royal Regis Travel &Tours LLC. DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS SCAM OF A COMPANY, ROYAL REGIS TRAVEL Please let everyone know that I highly recommend Royal Regis Travel & Tours. To claim my prize of a gold coin and vacation voucher, my family and I must first attend a 45-minute conference at a hotel in Deira. They forced and confused us about the Holiday membership plan, so we gave them AED 10,000/- after we got there with our two kids at 8 p.m. and sat there until 11:30 p.m. after they had already begun explaining about holiday packages and one Travel Executive had begun convincing me to buy their holiday membership.
You can pay AED 30,000/- in cash. Pay with a credit card and join up for a membership. The next day, after realizing my mistake, I tried to contact Royal Regis Travel & Tour by phone, only to find that their centralized telephone system was operational and no one was available to take my call. I went to their Mamzar Center office the same day at noon, and the receptionist told me to wait in a chair till someone came to help me. I called for three hours before somebody from customer service finally came to help me.
When I asked again, he tried to persuade me otherwise and also informed me that the membership fee is non-refundable. I declined, so please refund my payment of AED 40,000/- in full. After waiting 15 days without a refund, I took the matter to the Dubai Economic Department (DED) and, with their assistance, received full reimbursement. ROYAL REGIS is a notoriously dishonest and fraudulent organization, so be wary. There is bad news for Royal Regis Members. The business license was sold by management to an uninterested foreigner who has no intention of ever visiting Dubai. The money may only be obtained by visiting Dubai Court, which is located in Wafi Mall.
How was it done?
Someone going by the name “Edward Clark” decided to send Google a (bogus) DMCA takedown notice. He did this by inserting the aforementioned review into a Blogspot article. If you didn’t already know, Blogspot is Google’s free blogging platform.
A fool can claim ownership of content by creating a free blog, copying and publishing it with a retroactive publication date, and then claiming ownership to Google. As simple as that. Perjury, impersonation, and fraud can all be committed with little effort.
Finally, Royal Regis was apprehended.
To be fair, it appears that no one at Royal Regis is smart enough to have come up with this plan. Probably so stupid that they’d engage a Reputation Management agency whose motto is “Remove this Review at ANY COST.”
An Account of Royal Regis’s Bogus Communications
The other review they sought to bury may be seen here.
The service at Royal Regis is atrocious. Even after following up multiple times, it took them three months to respond to my payment and begin providing their services. There has been no response to my request for a refund of my membership fee, even though it was made months ago. They ignore my emails. This company will not take responsibility for its subpar service. In the event of a service delay, no one on staff will accept responsibility, instead passing the buck to one another or even the customer. After joining, they immediately began disrespectfully treating customers. My problems started in October of this year.
These DMCA notices were filed by users with the aliases “Edward Clark” and “Royal Regis,” however it is clear that they do not have legal ownership of the content at issue.
Some highlights from our online research are as follows:
According to the reviews we read, Hatim Manna and Yaser Khan run the travel firm known as Royal Regis Travels and Tours Limited. They can be found in Dubai, which is in the Middle East.
It’s not just Royal Regis that engages in such fraud. The goal is to plant false positive reviews all over the internet and remove unfavorable links and reviews using unethical and illegal ways to generate a phony positive perception of the organization and drive commerce. They’ve inundated Google My Business with bogus 5-star ratings, but if you click through and sort the evaluations from worst to best, you’ll see the real Royal Regis. Unfortunately, scam artists lack any sense of morality or ethics. They are attempting to silence hundreds of concerns posted online. Don’t give them any money or fall for any of their tricks to make you think they’re legit.
This spurious DMCA has been uncovered and confirmed by us. which is why I wrote this piece. The subsequent steps will consist of –
- The negative content (they tried to remove) will be published on multiple free-speech platforms such as ripoffreport.com, nameandshame.com, etc., so that copies of the content will be available for eternity, and the purpose of this fake DMCA will be lost forever. This includes informing all relevant parties involved in this, including Google, Royal Regis the beneficiary forwarding the information to Lumen Database, and selected media organizations who are interested in these cases.
- set up Google ads to publicly out the supposed recipients of these scams, and we will share our findings with the appropriate law enforcement organizations in the recipient’s country.
What is fake DMCA?
If you are one of the ‘beneficiaries’ mentioned in this report and are curious about the truth, we recommend turning within. The ‘Reputation’ or ‘SEO’ firm you employed in the past was to blame if not you or your colleagues. Maybe it was your legal team. You should not hold us responsible for this piece; rather, you should question your Reputation/SEO company. We’re only sharing information that’s already out there; we have nothing personal against you. The service you engaged in most likely resorted to illegal means to accomplish your goals.
If you’re not the target of a fake fraudulent DMCA, you might not think much of it. This is not an inconvenience, a hoax, or a coincidence. These false DMCA claims are well-planned scam jobs that aim at high-value information. Typically, these attacks are directed at the media to protect the client’s reputation by keeping sensitive facts out of the public eye. If nobody else is going to bring up the fact that millions of money are being spent on this, we certainly will.
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