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UK Users Hit With Fake Copyright Enforcement Letters
Scammers Target Government's Upcoming Three Strikes Plan
by Karl Bode 07:58AM Monday Jul 23 2012
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.

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