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    Scammers Extort BitTorrent Users Posing as Law Enforcement

    This is a discussion on Scammers Extort BitTorrent Users Posing as Law Enforcement within the P2P / File sharing forums, part of the General chat category; Scammers Extort BitTorrent Users Posing as Law Enforcement | TorrentFreak A mysterious company using the name “Internet Copyright Law Enforcement ...

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      Scammers Extort BitTorrent Users Posing as Law Enforcement

      Scammers Extort BitTorrent Users Posing as Law Enforcement | TorrentFreak
      A mysterious company using the name “Internet Copyright Law Enforcement Agency” is sending letters to home addresses of alleged BitTorrent users, asking them to pay a settlement fee of hundreds of dollars or face jail time. The outfit claims to work with law enforcement and says it protects the rights of popular artists such as Skrillex and Cee Lo Green . The sophisticated scam goes beyond what we’ve ever seen before, and suggests that there may be people at the ISP level involved.

      Over the years we have seen plenty of scam artists trying to make a few bucks off BitTorrent users and other file-sharers, but the stunt that’s being pulled off by the “Internet Copyright Law Enforcement Agency” tops them...
      Please read the full story on TorrentFreak site (linked above)


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      Re: Scammers Extort BitTorrent Users Posing as Law Enforcement

      popular artists such as Skrillex and Cee Lo Green
      If they were downloading their rubbish, its men in white coats that should have been knocking at their doors.
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