Watch Out, Scammers And Their Convincing Emails

When we first got this email at PlanetWeb we were convinced that it was legitimate but after some deliberation decided not to download the files attached.

So what is going on? Basically if you run a website, scammers will target you saying that you stole his / her images and you will be sued and host provider will be contacted.

The email is very well written – it seems almost like they have hired a copy writer to create this email as it is very convincing.

The email is below – if you get one – just delete it. Did you get one? Write in comments below. Good luck!

Came from:

From: Mel <Mgallery666 @ yahoo.com> Email Incorrect – as It Bounces When You Reply To it

Message Body:

Hello there!

This is Melanie and I am a qualified photographer.

I was surprised, frankly speaking, when I came across my images at your website. If you use a copyrighted image without my permission, you must be aware that you could be sued by the owner.

It’s illegal to use stolen images and it’s so disgusting!

Take a look at this document with the links to my images you used at planetweb.ca and my earlier publications to get evidence of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

URL RETRACTED FOR SAFETY

If you don’t delete the images mentioned in the document above within the next few days, I’ll write a complaint on you to your hosting provider stating that my copyrights have been infringed and I am trying to protect my intellectual property.

And if it doesn’t work, you may be pretty damn sure I am going to report and sue you! And I will not bother myself to let you know of it in advance.

TRACKING INFO

Unfortunately, can not be tracked, as they are using a VPN

IP: 181.214.224.106

Country: United States (US – NA) – Region: New York(NY) – Postal Code + City: 10013 New York

Proxy Server IP: 181.214.224.106

Country: United States (US – NA) – Region: New York(NY) – Postal Code + City: 10013 New York

Browser is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.0

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