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Author Topic: Swedish Police Warn Internet Users Not To Pay Fines To File-Sharing Fraudsters  (Read 5769 times)

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Swedish police Warn Internet Users Not To Pay Fines To File-Sharing Fraudsters

At this early stage it is not exactly clear how the scam operates, but it is believed that Internet users browsed a website set up by criminals which had the ability to gather information from their phones.
 
After visiting the site, victims reported receiving an SMS followed up by a mailed cash demand from Arcad World Corp., a company registered at a post office box in Stockholm.
 
“You have downloaded copyrighted porn. Soon you will receive a civil claim. We ask you to pay it so that your illegal activity will not be a police matter. According to Swedish law, it is your duty to find out if the movies can be downloaded or not,” the scammers explain.
 
Victims are then told to send amounts between 90 and 195 euros to an account held at the Valartis Bank in Liechtenstein.

http://torrentfreak.com/police-warn-internet-users-not-to-pay-fines-to-file-sharing-fraudsters-120818/

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Timothy Mcormack goes Internatioanal!
Swedish police Warn Internet Users Not To Pay Fines To File-Sharing Fraudsters

At this early stage it is not exactly clear how the scam operates, but it is believed that Internet users browsed a website set up by criminals which had the ability to gather information from their phones.
 
After visiting the site, victims reported receiving an SMS followed up by a mailed cash demand from Arcad World Corp., a company registered at a post office box in Stockholm.
 
“You have downloaded copyrighted porn. Soon you will receive a civil claim. We ask you to pay it so that your illegal activity will not be a police matter. According to Swedish law, it is your duty to find out if the movies can be downloaded or not,” the scammers explain.
 
Victims are then told to send amounts between 90 and 195 euros to an account held at the Valartis Bank in Liechtenstein.

http://torrentfreak.com/police-warn-internet-users-not-to-pay-fines-to-file-sharing-fraudsters-120818/

S.G.
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I think that I'm going to start recommending that people don't respond at all to demand letters/threats sent via email/sms.

Anyone else have an opinion?

S.G.


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I totally agree, it 's sleazy and unprofessional.. They would immediately be added to my blocked senders list..

I think that I'm going to start recommending that people don't respond at all to demand letters/threats sent via email/sms.

Anyone else have an opinion?

S.G.
Most questions have already been addressed in the forums, get yourself educated before making decisions.

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I agree with you also, I would never respond to e-mail like that. I want the good old-fashioned snail mail letter with someone's signature on it so there is no doubt as to where it came from or who sent it, that way I know who my penpal is should I decide to respond ;D
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Yes.  However, I'm referring to any trolling email.  From Getty, McCormack, etc.
It's not a proper form of notice.  They send nothing but threats.  I don't see any productive reason for anyone to even respond anymore.

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That is what I meant to, it doesn't matter who it's from I will not respond to it and I don't recommend anyone else responding to it either.

Yes.  However, I'm referring to any trolling email.  From Getty, McCormack, etc.
It's not a proper form of notice.  They send nothing but threats.  I don't see any productive reason for anyone to even respond anymore.

S.G.

 
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Agreed. It's one step away from an email that starts with "Compliments of the day." Or one of those from a hotmail account that states "I am the former wife of the prime minister of Nigeria." Email claims like this go directly in the Spam box.
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