Contact form Phishing Scam to look out for
I received this from my contact form which is a scam. Do not click on the links in emails unless you are 100 percent certain they are legit. A couple of things I noticed right away were the domain is not a proper URL, it had no .com or other suffix, the email is from a Hotmail account, and they try to get you to click on a link to a document which actually turned out to be a bad link. I copied the original link to a different computer which is locked down and the link goes nowhere. After clicking on the link it just goes to a page that says “Not Found, The requested URL was not found on the server”. Nothing was downloaded and my scanners did not pick up anything. I scanned the system with several different virus scanners and malware scanners and nothing was found just in case. I removed most of the bad links in case it becomes live in the future.
Here are links to articles on Topic News and Insercorp about this scam.
Website: somedomain with no .com
Message: Hello there!
My name is Jasmin.
Your website or a website that your company hosts is infringing on copyright-protected images owned by myself.
Check out this document with the links to my images you used at bluechipcomputers.com and my earlier publications to obtain the evidence of my copyrights.
Download it now and check this out for yourself:
https://sites.google.com/view/q94hji3gbn2vlls/drive/storage/s/files/download?h=0945782616903-bad link never click on it
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.