Can someone please tell me who these people are and are the genuine. They have sent me an email saying that I have been illegally downloading movies which I never have done so can not understand the reason for this 'fine'.
the mail reads: Illegal Movie Downloads
Motion Picture Association of America Encino, California 6/10/2005 4:08:23 AM
Devinder Sehmbi MAC ADDRESS: 00-11-2F-41-BD-21 Case No.: 0XB7JRM4F3NE65UR
It has been brought to our attention by Lionel Le clex that you have been involved in the unauthorized downloading and transferring of licensed movies.
Federal laws mandate that you immediately cease and desist all illegal activities pertaining to movie theft. Further, you are required by law to pay all incurred penalties in conjunction with Amendment 34-C, officially passed on January 30, 2005.
In accordance with state jurisdictions, your failure to pay these penalties in full within 30 days of receipt of this notice will result in a warrant for your arrest. We are also required by law to inform you that a second offense will result in a minimum jail sentence of 90 days.
Penalties incurred in your particular case may be reviewed on our government Web site. All cases are deemed confidential. Penalties are assessed by each individual download, charged at a nonnegotiable rate of $1,200 per infraction. Click your specific case number (Case No.: 0XB7JRM4F3NE65UR click here) to view the total amount due or to dispute your case.
Jack Meihoff Piracy Agent Motion Picture Association of America
Also try following the link in your email.This is just a spoof message (and spam).....I have followed it for you, and in your case it says you owe $31200....just before a message pops up to tell you "You Suck!".click here for an explaination (from my first post's )link
1. It is a scam. 2. It has almost definately downloaded some crap. At the very least it will have downloaded a datalogger. 3. You need to, urgently, run a good anti spyware programme and an up to date AVG.
It is in the same guise as the Nigerian Money Laundering Scam. If they send out 10M of these and get money from 0.01% they will still make an awful lot of money.