UK Users Hit With Fake Copyright Enforcement Letters
Scammers Target Government's Upcoming Three Strikes Plan
As ISPs here in the States begin to act as the entertainment industry's Internet baby sitters despite significant problems
with their new enforcement plans, a UK scam highlights yet another potential pitfall of these system: scammers. With the UK set to start implementing a three strikes system in 2014, scammers are already hard at work conning users out of cash by using fake copyright violation letters
. The poorly written scam letters (did you know that's usually intentional
to help weed out smart folks?) claim to be sent by the "Digital Econnomy Act," warning recipients the must immediately pay a £50 fee.
| |PhoenixDown-- Wants FIOSPremium
Fresh Meadows, NY
I did not know that was intentional Interesting tid bit for a Monday morning
Re: Where there's money to be made... Yeah, I've read several articles about that. One thing they didn't mention here is that another reason the e-mails are poorly written is because those who would fall for them would expect the writer's English to be bad, so the e-mails fit what they'd expect to receive from someone in Nigeria. Also, it's a way to make the mark believe that they're smarter than the writer and can therefore take advantage of his perceived ignorance. It makes them think that they have the upper hand when they're actually the one being played.
Re: . Sue the scammers for copyright infringement on there business.....
| |ShadowMastrMaster Of All Shadows
Fort Pierce, FL
| |said by David:They're already on it. They are contacting the scammers and demanding only 75% of what they bring in. And they get to stay in business.
I wonder what the AA's are going to do about the "fake" problem?
Otherwise, they bring in their thugs and make things very uneasy for them.......
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