The subpoena notice from Google regarding gaming apps entitled Vegas Downtown Slots, Slotomania, House of Fun, and Caesars Casino below does not appear to be a scam. Checking the email headers indicate the email was sent by Google.
The Google Subpoena Email
Subject: Subpoena Notice from Google (Internal Ref. No. 4011761)
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:
123 Townsend Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, California 94107
Google Legal Investigations Support
Google Internal Ref. No. 4011761
The Google Subpoena Email Headers
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Although the email is legit, scammers may take advantage of this opportunity. Therefore, online users asked to lookout for fake emails, especially ones with links to phishing websites that steal personal and financial information. Or, malicious websites that ask visitors to download malicious software or programs that can infect your computers or devices with computer viruses or malware.