They have resumed sending threatening letters to supposed "prawn pirates" - but now they are taking the extortion to a whole new level.
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Quote:"The purpose of this step is to gather evidence about who used your Internet account to steal from our client [sjd: never mind that this case is about hacking, not copyright infringement]. The list of possible suspects includes you, members of your household, your neighbors (if you maintain an open wi-fi connection) and anyone who might have visited your house. In the coming days we will contact these individuals to investigate whether they have any knowledge of the acts described in my client’s prior letter."
Anything goes if it helps to scare an uninformed extortion target:
Quote:"Internet is full of stories of people being brought to court by our firm, incurring significant legal fees and suffering large judgments"
Of course, the letter also states the recipient can avoid having the list of videos they supposedly copied sent to their neighbors and family if they settle for a few thousand bucks.
Since when did blackmail and extortion become legal? This is among the most outrageous things I've read in a long time. I wonder how many poor people they will sucker into this before the whole thing explodes.
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