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[ale] ATT email about some RIAA stuff



I'm with JL on this. Most likely a spam/phishing email. Paying an unknown
entity $35 to snoop your computer seems like a monumentally dumb thing for
anybody on this list to submit to.


On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 12:25 PM, Jeff Hubbs <jhubbslist at att.net> wrote:

>  Just in the last week I've gotten three emails for what I think are fake
> jobs - real companies (Norfolk Southern, Aflac, Adecco) but sketchy
> premises.  I did apply for an NS job in December and the email I got looked
> similar to the acknowledgement email I'd gotten, but it wanted me to go to
> a non-NS site to do an "online assessment" so I sent a message to the HR
> help desk asking if this were legit.
>
>
> On 2/14/14, 8:31 AM, Lightner, Jeff wrote:
>
>  You might also want to examine the headers of the email to verify it
> actually came from AT&T.
>
>
>
> Any email that tells me I have a problem I didn't know I had and then
> suggests I can fix it by paying a fee to someone immediately makes me think
> it is spam/phishing.
>
>
>
> Speaking of which - Unicef Australia is offering to pay me $3000/month to
> process charity payments.  I'll be rich soon...
>
>
>
>
>
> *From:* ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org<ale-bounces at ale.org>]
> *On Behalf Of *dev null zero two
> *Sent:* Thursday, February 13, 2014 11:15 PM
> *To:* Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
> *Subject:* Re: [ale] ATT email about some RIAA stuff
>
>
>
> ignore it. it's the Copyright Alert System. you'll only run into issues if
> it's your 5th or 6th strike.
>
> Sent from my mobile. Please excuse the brevity, spelling, and punctuation.
>
> On Feb 13, 2014 11:03 PM, "Narahari 'n' Savitha" <savithari at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> Friends:
>
>
>
> I received an email from ATT saying that some RIAA guy thinks I am sharing
> some program especially some.mp3 file.
>
>
>
> I searched my Mac, my daughter's Dell laptop and my spouse's laptop for
> that file.  I found nothing with that name.
>
>
>
> I searched multiple times but nothing.
>
>
>
> We dont do any kind of P2P software (not knowingly atleast) but they are
> sending us this.
>
>
>
> What are my options ?
>
>
>
> Take the tutorial as ATT suggests, I dont like this.
>
>
>
> Do the independent review as said in the email, but costs me $35 and I am
> not sure what this gets me.
>
>
>
> Leave ATT and go to Comcast (they are the only two providers in my area)
>
>
>
> Choose a Cell Phone provider based SIM kind of an internet access over 4G
> I guess.
>
>
>
> Use a dialup  based connection but I dont have phone connection at home.
>
>
>
> Any other ideas, are welcome.
>
>
>
> Please help.
>
>
>
> -Narahari
>
>
>
>
>
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