Scams

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
copyright, copyright troll, scams, shakedown

Companies:
megaupload



Scammers Mimic Copyright Troll Shakedowns In Targeting Megaupload Users

from the but-of-course dept

We've noted in the past the similarities between mass IP infringement trolling lawsuits and shakedown scams -- and have even seen some out-and-out scammers mimic the techniques of copyright trolls. Torrentfreak now reports that some scammers are specifically targeting Megaupload users, pretending to be lawyers demanding payment for infringements on Megaupload. While these are pure scams, given the MPAA's own statements about possibly suing Megaupload users, combined with the success rate that copyright trolls often have in getting some people to just pay up, it seems likely that a fair number of recipients of such a scam letter are actually falling for it.

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    Not an Electronic Rodent (profile), 22 Mar 2012 @ 12:39pm

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    The lawyers will get a slap on the wrist and a sternly worded ruling.
    Really? There must be a crackdown going on then.

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