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Author Topic: Phone Phishers Deliver Legal Threats to Innocent  (Read 2675 times)


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Phone Phishers Deliver Legal Threats to Innocent
« on: September 04, 2008, 07:42 PM »
A UK ISP tells of phishers who are cold-calling people, accusing them of piracy and insisting they pay up.

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Fraudsters have begun cold-calling householders to accuse them of copyright infringement online and threaten them with court action, an ISP has reported.

The development comes soon after the law firm Davenport Lyons won a widely-reported £16,000 default court award for a videogames firm from an alleged filesharer. Davenport Lyons followed up the default judgement by telling newspapers that it had identified 25,000 more targets that it would take to court if they did not pay a £300 settlement.

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Re: Phone Phishers Deliver Legal Threats to Innocent
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2008, 01:31 AM »
It's a bad time to be poorly educated about protecting your privacy and detecting scams/phishers.