Dozier Internet Law continues to deal with impersonators. The latest incident comes from a heads up in the legal department at Apple Computer. Seems someone used our "letterhead" to try and pry some trade secrets and source code from them. We actually think we have found the culprit this time because he enclosed a return address envelope to assist Apple's attorneys in shipping the code to Dozier Internet Law!
This time, the Virginia Department of Corrections has opened up an investigation. Seems the perpetrator resides in a Virginia prison. Once again, impersonators are everywhere...and be wary and call us when you have any suspicion about something you have received from us. Now, if we can find out who keeps posting comments on blogs purporting to be from Dozier Internet Law, we'll be making some headway.
This week we are getting calls from people upset that a children's movie they purchased online did not download. Apparently our firm name and contact information was used on the site to establish credibility in order to perpetrate this scam. Welcome to the unseemly world of the web. And that is why we prohibit use of "Dozier Internet Law" without our express permission...and yes, we know that there are legitimate reasons to use our name online. We are trying to create legal bases, however, to go after these scofflaws when they try to rip off consumers or businesses.
We have also found a website that is using our firm name, and it turns out this guy received a demand letter from us for allegedly publishing defamatory statements. This site is more of a money raising mechanism than anything else. It contains all kinds of solicitations for its visitors to contribute to a "not for profit" business the alleged perpetrator purports to own, and he has optimized his site with our law firm name to draw traffic. Reportedly, this guy is doing the same thing targeting Fortune 500-type business. He seems to be a smart guy, though, and is not so obvious as the scammer or prisoner in his little commercial endeavor.