one more thing. Ask for logs...and if your really in some serious $hit, then scan them and send it to me. I'll take a look at them and tell you whats up. Most cops are idiots..most admins are idiots. Hell im the unofficial admin of my school if u know what i mean.
Just because they claim to have traced the subscriptions to you doesn't mean anything. They need to have hard poof that "you" did this...
Have you been receiving these magazines? Do you have them in your room? If you don't, then they don't have a case - they can make claims 'till the cows come home, but it doesn't make a case against you.... But if you've been getting these subscriptions - then you better seek consul...
If you did something wrong, your butt could be grass. They may want to talk to you about the investigation because your computer may be part of it (someone may have used your info for the scam).
I remember reading a report where the FBI confiscated some guys Linux machine because it was being used (unknowingly) for an overseas scam. The guys used Linux to share their cable modem, but never even thought about security aspects of the box. Someone hacked it and was using it for a long time.
Just be honest, don't get scared and cooperate. If you didn't do it, you'll be fine. If they start pressing you, find a lawyer.
<< I know this isn't a hot deal but yesterday my roommate told me that two police officers came to see me about magazine subscriptions under my name, but under other people's credit card information. They told my roommate that they Internet-traced the source of these subscriptions to my dorm room. I do not know how they traced it to my room, but I did not do anything illegal.
What do I do? Has this happened to anybody else? I talked to the police, but they said the case has not been assigned to anybody yet, so all I can do is wait for a detective to call me. Please help. >>
On a side note, if they confiscated your computer and found other warez, etc. on your computer can they use that as evidence?
There's that law or something where police aren't allowed to search your rooms for anything unless it's described in the warrant. i.e. if they go to your house to arrest you, they don't have the right to dig through your drawers etc.