Does the FBI send warning letters? My aunt said she got a letter from them she had to sign. It was for downloading movies. She said it was from the FBI not the ISP or a film company.
Sounds like a scam. Don't send money. That being said, there are situations where a subpoena can issue from a court to identify the person who has an IP address, but that's from a court not the FBI.
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Did she sign it yet? Doe she live nearby? I would urge caution, and if you can, go take a look at the letter yourself if possible. Sounds like a scam, or possibly a trick of some sort. Most attorneys offer free initial consultations, she should talk with one before signing anything.
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