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Important Information Regarding Your Account - HELP!!!

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Important Information Regarding Your Account - HELP!!!

Hi all, I just received the below email at 22:30 this evening and it's scared me to be honest. Can anyone advise on what to do?

 
Dear Mr Wright,

Just a heads up that we've received a complaint that your connection is sharing copyrighted material.

As this is a legal offense, we need you to look into how it's happening. Check that no-one using your connection is responsible, and consider changing your wireless password to make sure no-one outside of your home has access to it.

It is against the law to use your connection to send, knowingly receive, upload, download or use any material that is offensive, abusive, indecent, defamatory, obscene, menacing, or in breach of copyright, confidence or privacy.

Please do all you can to stop this happening.

For more information on the complaint we've received, raise a ticket and choose 'Customer Services & Billing' or 'Contact the abuse team'.

For extra tips on securing your connection, check out our support guide.

Kind Regards,

Plusnet Abuse Team

This email has been sent as it contains important information about your service from Plusnet. Please do not reply to this email, as this is an unmonitored address.

Email Ref: E1027

PlusNet PLC Registered Office: The Balance, 2 Pinfold Street, Sheffield, S1 2GU. Registered in England no: 3279013
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Re: Important Information Regarding Your Account - HELP!!!

Nothing, as it appears to be false.

Send the headers on the e-mail, do not post it here as it will be public, but if you do it then remove any personal information. Though will help understand where this e-mails have come from.

I would send the headers to a member of staff via PM. 

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Re: Important Information Regarding Your Account - HELP!!!

@Alex Reading that email, it may not be false - I had one a while back - before the 'new' IP allocation system was introduced, and it was linked to activity by one of the previous holders of an old IP of mine.

Must admit though it was at the time the RIAA were spraying these around like confetti, so could have been just a fishing exercise.

It may be an idea for the OP to check the emails source and respond appropriately the links in the email appear genuine.

John
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Re: Important Information Regarding Your Account - HELP!!!

Hi @davidwright1987 and welcome to the Community Forums.I can see you've been in touch via one of our other support channels and an advisor is finding more details for you in the coming days. I can confirm the email is legit and as @jab1 hinted, there is a small chance this notification could be meant for the previous customer your IP address was assigned to so until the advisor gets back to you with more information I wouldn't worry as it may not be applicable.

 Ben Devine
 Plusnet Help Team