Wednesday, November 7, 2018

New Scam

At my CWI email address:
From: Copyright Violation
Sent: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 3:19 PM
To: Clayton Cramer

Subject: Copyright Violation Notice

FINAL COPYRIGHT ALERT
An important message for claytoncramer@cwidaho.cc - legal action will be taken if you do not respond:
We have information leading us to believe that your IP address was used to download or share TV show and movie content without authorization (additional details are listed below). Unauthorized or unknown content is also a security risk for computers, devices, and networks.
As the owner of the IP address, to prevent documents from being filed with legal counsel, you must pay a settlement by November 10, 2018. This settlement also acts as a confirmation that you will no longer possess, download, or share content without authorization or permission.
Click here to confirm the above and pay your settlement fee
Additional details of your violation are listed below: Type: BitTorrent
Torrent Hash: 008b8e86335059fsds303406jg-392875a18ca64
File name: S05E01 WEBRip XviD-FUM[ettv]
File size: 424 MB
If you fail to pay your settlement fee and confirm your compliance, we will contact you to discuss the ramifications and specifics of further legal action.
This is an unmonitored, automated email address. We do not accept email responses to this message. Do not reply.
1. Of course, I do not own any IP address at CWI. 

2. I barely know what BitTorrent is, much less use it. 

3. The only stuff that I download from YouTube is always downloaded at home.

4.Domain copyrightviolationnotices.gov is currently returning an "IP address not found" message.

5. More amusing is the link above: http://dontclickthis.knowbe4.com/XcmVEjaXBpZWr50X2lkPTPM5NjcxniMjcyTOSZjYW1wlYWJlnbl9ydW5faWQ9MTU5oMTcwMyZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2smdXJsPWh0dHBzOi8vc2VjdXJlZC1sb2dpbi5uZXQvcGFnZXMvYWI0MWVjYmQ0ZmE=

But someone. somewhere will be bamboozled into paying these crooks.

2 comments:

Rusty Miller said...

Clayton,

The link that you cited in your post is from knowbe4.com, which is a commercial security education company.

It is likely that you received the suspicious e-mail as part of an effort to raise your awareness of scams and ransomware.

Cheers,
Rusty

Mauser said...

By trying to scam him?