is this a kind of scam?

pictures - for dicussion
South Korea
January 16, 2009 1:45am CST
i recieved an email from internet explorer telling me to surrender what i have loaded an X-rated pictures,movies,etc. otherwise they will ask the authorities to investigate my house...i was so shocked coz i never have done that kind of things..i ask my husband about it..and was very angry..coz he doesnt have time to used the computer..even if they search my computer they cant find it.,,what do you think is this a kind of scam or what? plz share
2 people like this
17 responses
@twinklee (895)
• India
17 Jan 09
[b][i]Hi, It is a scam only. There are many sites that ask the fellows to download X-rated pictures. And hence, if it is a crime the many millions will be triggered , so don't worry , they are all scam. Don't reply to them, just send that to thrash..[/i][/b]
• South Korea
17 Jan 09
thanks..have a nice day
• United States
17 Jan 09
Get outta town! haha Wouldn't you just freak if the feds showed up on your doorstep? I'd be a scaredy cat for sure! Run Forest Run!
• South Korea
18 Jan 09
thanks
@getnbuy (1315)
• United States
17 Jan 09
Call the police and ask them if they are aware of any legitimate investigations like this going on. If not, try to turn in these guys to the police with their email.
• South Korea
17 Jan 09
thanks for your advice..have a nice day
@youless (90287)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Jan 09
It's a scam, I am sure. I think it doesn't make a sense that the IE will have such kind of authority to investigate your house. No matter what you do, they are not the police. Just delete emails like that. I love China
• South Korea
17 Jan 09
thanks my friend,im relieved already..have a nice day
• United States
17 Jan 09
Don't spend another minute worrying about it. I've been looking for work online so I've gotten my share of irritating ones, but yours is the worse. Try your best to just put it out of your mind.
@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
17 Jan 09
I agree with you, mate. I receive bags of emails coming into my inbox. What I do is simply erase them all after knowing who send them of course.
@CRIVAS (1820)
• Canada
16 Jan 09
Personally I think it is a scam, I am sure that if it was serious they would have someone contact you via phone.
• South Korea
17 Jan 09
yes,youre right..thanks have a nice day
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
16 Jan 09
Even though it may just be a scam i probaly would have been shook up a little. If you haven't done nothing wrong i wouldn't worry.
• South Korea
17 Jan 09
thanks a lot..have a nice day
• India
16 Jan 09
don't worry,.....that's definitely a spam.. nothing like that is going to happen... :-)
• South Korea
17 Jan 09
thank you..have a nice day
@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
16 Jan 09
Definite scam. I've been getting emails each week telling me my computer has been infected with a virus. Their email (always a different email address) tells me to download the attachment and follow their instructions, and to send them my password as well. Duh, do they really think I'm that stupid? I just delete them, and no way am I opening their attachments.
• South Korea
16 Jan 09
thanks i appreciate it..have a nice day
@paoxav (1382)
• Philippines
16 Jan 09
It's very obvious that it's a scam. Just a bogus e-mail. I guess it's a phishing technique of the scammers. I believe they will gonna ask some informations of yours if you will bite their bait and will offer some under the table deal to steal money or any financial stuff from you. Just ignore it, don't bother. There's a lot of them in the Internet..
• South Korea
16 Jan 09
yes youre right my friend..thanks have a nice day
@Crysi23 (515)
• United States
16 Jan 09
It sounds like a scam to me, considering that microsoft or internet explorer wouldn't send those type of e-mails, I would send the copy of the e-mail to microsoft and they'll investigate it to see where it came from.
• South Korea
16 Jan 09
yes i think it is really a scam thanks crysi..have a nice day
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
16 Jan 09
[i]Hi marketing, I have no idea about it but if none of you is downloading anything, then that is just a scam! ignore that email and do not let it bother you! There are a lot of useless emails this time![/i]
• South Korea
16 Jan 09
yes youre right my friend..thanks..have a nice day
@ellie333 (21029)
16 Jan 09
Hi Marketing, This is very strange, I would just ignore it if you haven't ever done this and report as spam. Huggles. Ellie :D
• South Korea
16 Jan 09
yes ellie..i already report it..thanks..have a nice day
@nirose (384)
• India
16 Jan 09
Well its a total scam. And i suggest you delete the email and send it to spam or something. And Don't worry many people get these emails. They just want to fall for their scams.
• South Korea
16 Jan 09
thanks a lot..have a nice day
@djemba (767)
• India
16 Jan 09
I definitely think its a scam or some sort of prank because i really don't think I.E people can do this sort of stuff..they just make the browser for surfing the internet,its definitely not what it says. Anyways even if it is and they do what's written(which is impossible) as you say, u've got nothing..hope u get out of this..
• South Korea
16 Jan 09
thank you.. have a nice day
• Romania
16 Jan 09
i am sure that is only a scam, i have received some similar email and nothing happend, so don't worry.
• South Korea
16 Jan 09
thanks a lot...have a nice day
• United States
17 Jan 09
Wow, I have never heard of that one. I think I might of been a little freaked out too, especially if I had been exploring a lot of those sites online...