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[ale] ATT email about some RIAA stuff



Googling the six strikes I found the following two articles discussing 
the typical form email sent by Comcast and Time Warner:

http://torrentfreak.com/comcasts-six-strikes-email-with-infringement-details-surfaces-130303/
http://torrentfreak.com/six-strikes-copyright-alert-warns-subscribers-for-dangerous-p2p-software-130617/

Neither letter mentions a $35 fee for anyone to snoop on your computer.

Jay

On 02/14/2014 12:34 PM, Greg Clifton wrote:
> 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 
> <mailto: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>
>>     [mailto: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 <mailto: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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