Ladies and Gentlemen,
Downloading of Movies, MP3s and Software is illegal and punishable by
We hereby inform you that your computer was scanned under the IP
22.214.171.124 . The
contents of your computer were confiscated as an evidence, and you will
In the next days you will receive the charge in writing.
In the Reference code: #10211, are all files, that we found on your
The sender address of this mail was masked, to protect us against mail
You get more detailed information by the Federal Bureau of
Department for “Illegal Internet Downloads”, Room 7350
935 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20535, USA
It came with an attachment (of course) which I didn’t bother to download. Any of y’all get this, and didn’t you just laugh your buns off?
If it’s a file ending in .com do not run it. Old dos programs use com for an extention. It sound like you just got an email virus with a ruse to get you to run a program. Do you have upto date Antivirus software? if so scan the file and see what it says. If not get some and scan the file.
I see; .com files are executable (they are programs, in this case malicious) - if you didn’t download or open the attachment and if you’re looking at your email in a web browser page (or in a mail client that does not attempt to ‘preview’ any attachments), your machine won’t have been infected.