Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Is this spam or legitimate?


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 Tierra93

Tierra93

  • Members
  • 165 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Female
  • Local time:02:14 PM

Posted 31 August 2016 - 02:59 PM

I was checking a very old almost never used email today and had a notice about Optical Drive Anti-Trust.  I had Dell computers during that time (real DHell - they had such bad hardware always failing that they upgraded a couple times) and that was the only computer company that had that email address.  Dell wasn't mentioned in the email.  So, I was wondering if spam or if this is legitimate.  I didn't click on the link.  Also, the computer was purchased originally from my dad in another state; however, I did buy extended warranty and I don't remember or have the paperwork on what kind of optical drives the original or replacement computers had.

 

Thank you


Edited by Tierra93, 31 August 2016 - 03:04 PM.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Queen-Evie

Queen-Evie

    Official Bleepin' G.R.I.T.S. (and proud of it)


  • Staff Emeritus
  • 16,485 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:My own little corner of the universe (somewhere in Alabama). It's OK, they know me here
  • Local time:05:14 PM

Posted 31 August 2016 - 03:17 PM

There is a legitimate Optical Disk Drive Antitrust litigation. Official website https://www.opticaldiskdriveantitrust.com/

 

Having said that, it is possible that the email you received is legitimate OR could be from a phisher hoping to lure you in to whatever nefarious scheme they have going on.

 

Any questions you have can be submitted via Contact Us on the official site.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users