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Has anybody else seen an email like this recently.... he forwarded it to me and it looks real.
My cousin did some Adwords stuff a year ago......
This makes no sense......are other people getting this?
if you do nothing, G's saying they will release your data per the subpoena. unless you act, they really have no other alternative.
contacting G in this is pointless as well, they are not arbritrating any dispute, just complying with a legally binding subpoena. they can't change the subpoena. you'll get a standard reply if you contact them. if you want something else to happen, you need to consult an attorney.
i'm not a lawyer.
[edited by: RhinoFish at 2:14 pm (utc) on July 3, 2007]
contacting G in this is pointless as well
Google can, at least, confirm that this correspondence is legitimate. If it is confirmed as legit, your advice seems sound, Rhinofish. But, if it is confirmed as being illegitimate (it sounds like several phishing emails I've received that all looked real), you can save the time it would take to retain a lawyer - and provide Google with the appropriate evidence to pursue the criminals.
Now his is wondering if he should go through the effort to squash it or just ignore it.....