NOTE: The following is an example of a phishing email claiming IP infringement and the like. We’ve received dozens of emails like this all with similar titles and message layouts, which often references DMCA, section violations, and associated fees. These emails often include signatures from the “Legal Officer” and from a reputable company but with the incorrect business structure. It’s all meant to deceive you in an effort to get you to click on a link within the body of the message, which in these emails is a Google site link. If you get a message like this, do not click on any links within it and proceed to delete/report it.
Your website or a website that your organization hosts is infringing on a copyright-protected images owned by our company (trello Inc.).
Check out this document with the hyperlinks to our images you used at [domain] and our earlier publication to find the proof of our copyrights.
Download it right now and check this out for yourself:
[redacted Google site URL]
I do believe you’ve intentionally violated our legal rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and can be liable for statutory damage 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 elimination of the infringing materials described above. Please be aware as a service provider, the Dmca demands you to remove and/or deactivate access to the infringing content upon receipt of this notification letter. In case you don’t stop the utilization of the above mentioned copyrighted content a law suit can be initiated against you.
I do have a good self-belief that use of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as presumably violating is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, as well as laws.
I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this notification is correct and hereby affirm that I am certified to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive and legal right that is presumably infringed.