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antivirus2008y troubles

I stupidly bought into the scare tactics, and purchased antivirus 2008 back in June, along with an "Alpha Wiper," to the tune of about $100. Fortunately I was also protected by Norton (why I thought I needed additional protection, God only knows... but those pop-ups are SCARY!). Anyway, Norton blocked the downloads and saved my computer (I think) but not my money. The question now is this: I just received an email from antivirus2008y.com, stating that they never received payment for their corrupt software. They said they would contact "the police and the courts" (in broken English), that I had committed "fraud and theft," and they would take the steps necessary to collect their money if I don't sign a form stating that I purchased the junk (including a receipt of purchase... bank statement, etc.). They included no mailing address or phone number, only an email. They requested that I scan and email the form and proof of payment. I have my credit card statement showing payment, but I don't know if I should send it. Is this another scam? Why am I nervous? Please advise ASAP, as they are giving me 3 days before they alert "the police."?! Thanks!

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(NT) My advice: just ignore it.

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Yep, Ignore It.. You Already Have Proof Of Payment

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Proof of payment is all you need and since the overall routine is a scam, they won't proceed beyond the bluffing..

First, their sending of the police on a small debt won't occur.. Although it's still not a great alternative, if a legitimate company wants to collect a debt, they use a collection agency or attorney. And generally, on such small amounts, collection agencies won't do anything beyond sending you a letter.

Obviously, it is a good idea to keep the proof of purchase but at this point, I would print out a copy of the email message, attach it to the credit card receipt, and keep them both in a safe place.. I would also save the email message for further reference should you ever need it.

Hope this helps.


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In reply to: Yep, Ignore It.. You Already Have Proof Of Payment

REGISTRY MECHANIC FIRE WALL AND ANTI VIRUS SENT ME THE SAME NOTICE AND FIRST I REPLIED TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS WHICH IS UNDELIVERABLE. HMMM,INTERESTING! anyway I emailed their technical support including a copy to myself of the confirmation emails when purchasing the subscriptions. I wonder if I will get an answer. I think Ill start my own website and call it identity theft research.com. Anyway when the police come Im going to tell them they have the wrong address!

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Many have received the same email..

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You are not alone. They are the one's committing fraud and theft, not you. I can understand your concern, but I'm of the opinion, the very last people they will be alerting is the police.

Read the below:

7 people (so far) reported receiving the same email, within the past 10 hours, at the below site. No doubt more will follow.

"Antivirus2008y.com Complaints - Counterfeit software"

And 3 more recipient's here:

"Report: Sincerely.antivirus2008y.com Site Administration"

And here:


Had I spent more time on it, I'm sure I could have cited more. Personally, I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.

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I appreciate all of your replies. Sad that these creeps have scammed so many people. On we go... a little wiser next time I hope.

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