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Azmara says

Is there anyone receive email like this? sent from my marketplace profile:

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My name is xxxx. Today, while getting more information about your product Videohive Happy Birthday Card on the internet, I found that there are many people who are sharing Videohive Happy Birthday Card in an unauthorized way on several file hosting sites and blackhat forums.

Kindly check these links:
httx://xxxx
httx://xxxx
httx://xxxx
httx://xxxx
httx://xxxx
httx://xxxx
httx://xxxx
and many more…

Dear Sir, There are total 7 links I’ve found so far. Do you know that you are losing big amount of business every month from these unauthorized shares? Definitely, you know about it but it’s almost impossible for a seller to check the unauthorized shares on daily basis. Fortunately, I can help you in removing files from these file sharing sites and can help you to increase your revenue which you are losing due to these unauthorized shares. I’ll remove your files from all of these file sharing sites like mediafire, rapidshare and upload.com etc. and you can check them again after I confirm the completion of my job. This will definitely improve your sales and you’ll earn more revenue. Currently, I am charging a measly $39 for this service and but soon I am going to increase this price to $147.

Trust me, this is not an expense, but an investment to improve your business. I saw that you’re offering this product for $20. Just 2 more sales due to removal of all blackhat links can cover your cost and thereafter everything extra you earn will be your profit. I know I don’t need to make you understand why you should protect your product from unauthorized downloads.

Sir, I can complete my job within 72 hours and will remove your file from all file hosting sites. Not only this, you can include more links which you find on the internet and want to report. I’ll need your physical address and phone number and your permission to report these files on your behalf. Let me know what you think about it!

Your sincerely,
xxxxx

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DamianN says

I think mr. X bought your item, uploaded to different hostings, and now he want your money… Ask him, I wouldn’t trust him. And don’t forget to report these links as fast as possible!

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doru says

sounds like a scam to me

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Generator says

Got it. Ignored it. :)

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Thecodingdude says

Haha, this is smart, very smart. Pirates trying to cash in on what they’ve uploaded. I’d report him and his email to the support team. He can most likely delete them due to the fact that the files are actually his and he has a delete link!

Very nice scam, sadly (I’d hope) nobody will fall for it.

I’ll give him 10/10 for originality

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pixelentity says

This is not the first time it happens, report that user to envato support and they will take care of him in the most appropriate manner (nuke account)

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yeremia says

I also get emails like that. Why should I pay? if users are willing to help us as an author he should not ask for a fee. That business.

I better report it to http://www.formstack.com/forms/envato-piracy_submissions)

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flashedge says

Ya, got it too. Obviously trashed it two nanoseconds later. Best thing is to report these guys.

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TNL3542 says

yup that is deffently a scam

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Joost Moderator says

Everyone who received such an email, please submit a Support ticket mentioning the user that sent you the email and briefly describing what you were offered. Support will deal with them properly :)

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