i too am also another victim that got screwed by the antivirus2008 software. Ridiculously enough i just came to learn that today, when i actually bought the software on may 13, 2008. it had been purchased on my laptop which had been stolen months ago. i came to learn about this scam interestingly enough when i received an email from:
it had the following context:
On 2008-05-13 your have used the website www.antivirus2008y.com to purchase the copyrighted software Antivirus 2008, which is our private property.
As the owners of the product we haven't received the funds you paid for it yet. Your actions are in the nature of theft and fraud. We are preparing papers for the police and the courts to bring you to criminal liability to recover the monetary damages you brought.
For a complete clarification of the incident and to resolve the arisen conflict by a peace settlement, we need your cooperation. To do this you have to send us a written confirmation of purchasing our software. (the text of the letter you have to send is attached, please print it and fill in the fields from ______, indicating your name, address, phone number, e-mail and other data identifying your person and sign the letter). Attaching the copy of a bank payment document confirming the payment for the purchased software (check, receipt, money orders, bank statements or other) to your letter is obligatory.
You must send good quality scan of your filled letter and bank payment document within 3 days after receiving this warning to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
In case no response from you is received we reserve the right to go to court and the police for your action are illegal to recover the monetary damage you brought.
Thank you for your understanding and look forward to a peaceful resolution of the conflict arisen.
Sincerely www.antivirus2008y.com site Administration.
i reviewed my bank statements and the funds were clearly taken out of my acct. i replied back to them showing the transaction from billingsvc.com using copy & paste method to confirm the transaction(which may have been dumb) but they have my info anyway for i purchased w/ cred card. i also told them the program is junk i want my money back, go f*** yourself. regardless, i was wondering has anyone received the same or similar email?? can this email they sent me help bring down these deceptive, souless, outrageous excuses for human beings???
maple lake, Minnesota