Have you got an email: Subpoena Notice from Google (Internal Ref. No. 4011761) from email address “firstname.lastname@example.org” as below?
“Subject: Subpoena Notice from Google (Internal Ref. No. 4011761) From: email@example.com Hello, Google has received a subpoena for information related to your Google account. This email serves as notice to you that Google may produce information in response to the subpoenas unless you make a formal objection in court, as described below. The subpoena was issued by the Plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit entitled SEAN WILSON, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated v. PLAYITKA LTD, an Israeli Limited Company, and CAESAR’S INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, 18-cv-05277-RSL. Google is not a party to this litigation. The subpoena generally seeks contact information for purposes of identifying class members and administering a settlement. You have not been subpoenaed and you are not a target of the underlying lawsuit. Note that you may also receive separate notices from the parties involved in this settlement. Specifically, Google may produce the contact information associated with your Google account used to make purchases for the gaming apps entitled Vegas Downtown Slots, Slotomania, House of Fun, and Caesars Casino. UNLESS YOU PROVIDE GOOGLE WITH A FILE-STAMPED COPY OF A MOTION TO QUASH OR ANOTHER TYPE OF FORMAL OBJECTION FILED WITH THE COURT BY 10 A.M. PACIFIC TIME ON OCTOBER 9, 2020, GOOGLE MAY PRODUCE INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR GOOGLE ACCOUNT TO THE PLAINTIFFS PURSUANT TO THEIR SUBPOENA. TO THE EXTENT YOU FILE A MOTION TO QUASH, PLEASE INCLUDE ANY RELEVANT EMAIL ADDRESS(ES) ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR PLAY ACCOUNT(S) TO ENABLE GOOGLE TO WITHHOLD YOUR INFORMATION FROM ANY PRODUCTION MADE IN THIS MATTER. Unfortunately, Google cannot give you legal advice about this matter. Please do not reply to this message. Replies to this message are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you intend to serve Google with a motion to quash or another type of formal objection filed with the court, you can serve Google LLC through the appropriate office of Google LLC’s registered service agent, Corporation Service Company. If you have questions about the subpoena, you can contact an attorney or the attorney who served the subpoena at: Todd Logan Edelson PC 123 Townsend Street, Suite 100 San Francisco, California 94107 firstname.lastname@example.org (800) 204-1088 Regards, Google Legal Investigations Support Google Internal Ref. No. 4011761″
“From: <email@example.com> Date: Fri, Oct 2, 2020 at 4:06 PM Subject: October 1 ‘Subpoena Notice’ Email Hello, On October 1, 2020, we inadvertently notified you that Google may produce information about your Google account in response to subpoenas issued in connection with a lawsuit captioned SEAN WILSON, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated v. PLAYTIKA LTD, and CAESAR’S INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, LLC. Your information was not requested by any party and will not be released in response to the subpoenas in that case. There is no need for you to make a formal objection in court or take any other action. We apologize for any inconvenience. Regards, Google Legal Investigations Support”
If you have got an email as above and trying to find out either this email “Subpoena Notice from Google (Internal Ref. No. 4011761)” is a scam or genuine, fake or real, then here is its reality:
Since this email is coming from the official email address of Google, i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org, so we don’t think it is a phishing email but also it’s better to confirm the legitimacy of the email by contacting the Google. So, we recommend that you hold off on giving out any of your personal information if asked by these kinds of emails. However, these Google Subpoena emails are even not asking anything, neither any personal information nor to click any link or to reply to them. So, this adds more trust to these emails.
It looks like these emails are from the lawyer representing the plaintiff. It looks like it’s a class-action lawsuit against online casino.
As we understand it, Sean Wilson has subpoenaed Google in order to find other people (that played the same game(s)) to join his class-action lawsuit against “PLAYITKA LTD, an Israeli Limited Company, and CAESAR’S INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company”.
Anyway, so far we understand, we don’t think you need to do anything or there is any action required on your part. It looks like Google only wants to make you aware that, in cooperation with the lawsuit, they will be providing information from your personal account and history that is relevant to the actions above, solely for the investigation of claims.
So, we don’t think this Subpoena Notice from Google is a scam. Anyway, if you know anything about this Subpoena Notice from Google, then please feel free to write in the comment below. Thank you.
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