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  1. #1
    amylouky@gmail.com
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    Hi all! I received an email to the email address that I have registered
    with tracfone. Text of the message is below. Attached were three
    documents of court filings.
    I had purchased some tracfone airtime on ebay in 2005, from a user
    named "larryscell". Apparently, he was involved in some illegal stuff
    with tracfone, as one of the court filings involved him.
    I'm assuming that my purchase of airtime is how my name (or email) got
    connected to all this. Am I in trouble here?

    Thanks!



    Text of email:
    You have been identified as a possible participant in an enterprise
    that is purchasing large quantities of TracFone wireless phones for
    purposes of hacking, unlocking, and resale. TracFone has been
    significantly harmed by this misconduct, which we believe constitutes
    fraud and violates numerous state and federal laws providing for civil
    and criminal liability. TracFone has filed civil lawsuits against
    people and companies who have engaged in this unlawful practice and
    TracFone's internal security department is cooperating with federal,
    state, and local law enforcement agencies across the country to
    investigate the perpetrators of these crimes and bring them to justice.
    The FBI and United States Attorney's Office has begun criminal
    prosecution against several people who were caught with large
    quantities of TracFone wireless phones. Examples of a civil complaint
    filed by TracFone, a federal court injunction obtained by TracFone, and
    a criminal complaint filed by the government are attached above.

    The purpose of this email is to warn you that participation in these
    schemes exposes you to potential civil and criminal liability, and to
    demand that if you are involved in such activity, you immediately cease
    all illegal purchasing, unlocking and/or reselling of TracFone wireless
    phones. Should you wish to cooperate in TracFone's investigation, or
    if you have information about others who may be involved in these
    activities, we urge you to contact TracFone's security department by
    responding to this email or calling (866) 806-1838, or contact your
    nearest FBI office.

    You will not receive another warning.

    TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    TracFone Security Department
    TracFone.Security@Tracfone.com




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  2. #2
    JoshIII
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    Re: Message from tracfone security?


    <amylouky@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1156795503.223438.176310@m73g2000cwd.googlegroups.com...
    > Hi all! I received an email to the email address that I have registered
    > with tracfone. Text of the message is below. Attached were three
    > documents of court filings.
    > I had purchased some tracfone airtime on ebay in 2005, from a user
    > named "larryscell". Apparently, he was involved in some illegal stuff
    > with tracfone, as one of the court filings involved him.
    > I'm assuming that my purchase of airtime is how my name (or email) got
    > connected to all this. Am I in trouble here?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >



    JoshIII responds:

    I would email TracFone Security and ask (if you thought larryscell was legit
    when you made the purchases).

    If you had reason to believe purchasing airtime at half price was
    illegal at the time, then depending on how much half priced airtime you
    purchased off ebay (whatever), you might want to retain an attorney.

    TracFone website is lacking on keeping subscribers aware of scams.
    Its not always obvious to the unsuspecting subscriber what online
    "dealers" are legal and which ones are using hacking methods to
    obtain and sell PINs.

    Rule of thumb: If "dealer" has to know your ESN before they will
    sell you airtime, I would stay away from them.

    Good luck!

    JoshIII, 28AUG06, < josh3i at hotmail . com >
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  3. #3
    DK
    Guest

    Re: Message from tracfone security?


    Now I understand.

    The FBI had arrested a couple of dudes with a thousand tracfones in
    their possession after they bought several at a Walmart.
    ..
    They suspected the phones were used by terroists either to blow up
    IED bombs or else just to communicate without tracing.

    Then they let them go and said they were not terrorists, just a
    couple of guys trying to make a profit.

    Now I see why they could sell their tracfones at a profit......

    It all makes sense now.





    On 28 Aug 2006 13:05:03 -0700, amylouky@gmail.com wrote:

    >Hi all! I received an email to the email address that I have registered
    >with tracfone. Text of the message is below. Attached were three
    >documents of court filings.
    >I had purchased some tracfone airtime on ebay in 2005, from a user
    >named "larryscell". Apparently, he was involved in some illegal stuff
    >with tracfone, as one of the court filings involved him.
    >I'm assuming that my purchase of airtime is how my name (or email) got
    >connected to all this. Am I in trouble here?
    >
    >Thanks!
    >
    >
    >
    >Text of email:
    >You have been identified as a possible participant in an enterprise
    >that is purchasing large quantities of TracFone wireless phones for
    >purposes of hacking, unlocking, and resale. TracFone has been
    >significantly harmed by this misconduct, which we believe constitutes
    >fraud and violates numerous state and federal laws providing for civil
    >and criminal liability. TracFone has filed civil lawsuits against
    >people and companies who have engaged in this unlawful practice and
    >TracFone's internal security department is cooperating with federal,
    >state, and local law enforcement agencies across the country to
    >investigate the perpetrators of these crimes and bring them to justice.
    > The FBI and United States Attorney's Office has begun criminal
    >prosecution against several people who were caught with large
    >quantities of TracFone wireless phones. Examples of a civil complaint
    >filed by TracFone, a federal court injunction obtained by TracFone, and
    >a criminal complaint filed by the government are attached above.
    >
    >The purpose of this email is to warn you that participation in these
    >schemes exposes you to potential civil and criminal liability, and to
    >demand that if you are involved in such activity, you immediately cease
    >all illegal purchasing, unlocking and/or reselling of TracFone wireless
    >phones. Should you wish to cooperate in TracFone's investigation, or
    >if you have information about others who may be involved in these
    >activities, we urge you to contact TracFone's security department by
    >responding to this email or calling (866) 806-1838, or contact your
    >nearest FBI office.
    >
    >You will not receive another warning.
    >
    >TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    >TracFone Security Department
    >TracFone.Security@Tracfone.com





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