Came across news this fine day about the RIAA settling with a woman on one of their music-pirating crusade cases because she didn’t even own a computer at the time. But what really struck me was the facepalm of this paragraph:
[Mavis] Roy, of Hudson, New Hampshire, had been charged by four record labels with downloading and distributing hundreds of songs from the Internet. A letter from the record companies’ attorneys in July 2007 directed her to a web site where she could pay by credit card to settle the case. Since she did not have a computer in her house at the time she was alleged to have downloaded the music, she ignored the requests. “For many months she thought it was just a scam…”
Why do we even bother these days? Remind me to never wonder when people say, “Well, how are we supposed to know what is a scam or what isn’t? Good question, and unless the English is broken and stupid, we really don’t know anymore. Be paranoid.
One thought on “go to this site and put in your credit card to pay…”
This IS a scam.
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