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Re: Is this really Sony?

Jan 31, 2014

Use this lesson through your whole life since you are young. Never give out personal info to someone who contacts you asking you for it. Same kind of thing happens w/ scam phone calls and people giving out their credit card numbers or bank info. Lots of scammers out there in the world. You may be young but at least you were smart enough to ask about it instead of just handing over your info then making a post on here about why you cant log onto PSN ( Reason being b/c someone stole your account info and changed it on you )

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Re: Is this really Sony?

Jan 31, 2014

Unfortunetly this is the best way people steal accounts these days, it has a stupidly high success rate and it even got my gf once which I argued with her for over an hour trying to tell her it was fake...

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Re: Is this really Sony?

Jan 31, 2014

SC-GRAY_FOX wrote:

Use this lesson through your whole life since you are young. Never give out personal info to someone who contacts you asking you for it. Same kind of thing happens w/ scam phone calls and people giving out their credit card numbers or bank info. Lots of scammers out there in the world. You may be young but at least you were smart enough to ask about it instead of just handing over your info then making a post on here about why you cant log onto PSN ( Reason being b/c someone stole your account info and changed it on you )


 

To add if you are not the person starting the conversation, as in you make a phone call or send an email, never ever give information over the phone, or respond to an email. If you think the call is legit, hangup, and call the number you find on your bill, statement, or confirmed internet address, then do business. Same goes with email. If you think it is legit, copy the informaiton over to a new email and send only to a confirmed email from the company.

 

 

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mychyb09 wrote:

Seeing as though, not getting anything from the support section:

 

I recently just got a random message from an account and this is the message minus my account name:

 

Hi (...)

 

Refrence number 294691895 You have been reported by several members of the playstation community. You have to send us you'r e-mail and password. If you do dont send it us, you'r playstation console will be banned immediately.

Now that is exactly how the message was sent to me, the spelling and all. It looks fake to me and the fact its asking for a password really makes it obvious. But I could not find any information as on google or youtube as to how it looks to get banned or what message you get. I've never had it happen before and not sure why but Is this real or obviously fake?

 

Edit: Removed blacklisting.


report the user to sony, DO NOT EVER give out your login information to anyone, Sony will not ask you for that!

 

 

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Jan 31, 2014

I seen that username on IGN comment sections, he always posts video links to something completely off topic. i don't bother clicking on them.

 

If you frequent IGN, you will find that name there.

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Jan 31, 2014

Here you go found him already, that was quickhere.jpg

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Re: Is this really Sony?

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Jan 31, 2014

mychyb09 wrote:

Seeing as though, not getting anything from the support section:

 

I recently just got a random message from an account and this is the message minus my account name:

 

Hi (...)

 

Refrence number 294691895 You have been reported by several members of the playstation community. You have to send us you'r e-mail and password. If you do dont send it us, you'r playstation console will be banned immediately.

Now that is exactly how the message was sent to me, the spelling and all. It looks fake to me and the fact its asking for a password really makes it obvious. But I could not find any information as on google or youtube as to how it looks to get banned or what message you get. I've never had it happen before and not sure why but Is this real or obviously fake?

 

Edit: Removed blacklisting.


It's a scam.

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Jan 31, 2014

Sony NEVER asks for your email and password. Nor do they communicate in that manner. Please report this user to Sony so they are aware of this situation. 

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Re: Is this really Sony?

Jan 31, 2014

TwinDad wrote:

SC-GRAY_FOX wrote:

Use this lesson through your whole life since you are young. Never give out personal info to someone who contacts you asking you for it. Same kind of thing happens w/ scam phone calls and people giving out their credit card numbers or bank info. Lots of scammers out there in the world. You may be young but at least you were smart enough to ask about it instead of just handing over your info then making a post on here about why you can't log onto PSN ( Reason being b/c someone stole your account info and changed it on you )


 

To add if you are not the person starting the conversation, as in you make a phone call or send an email, never ever give information over the phone, or respond to an email. If you think the call is legit, hung up, and call the number you find on your bill, statement, or confirmed internet address, then do business. Same goes with email. If you think it is legit, copy the information over to a new email and send only to a confirmed email from the company.

 

 


 

I bought a new hand gun recently but when I went to pay for it my card would not work, not long after that I got a phone call from a company saying someone was trying to do fraudulent charges on my card and the recorded message was asking if I had authorized such and such charges. I ended up hanging up and just called my bank when they were open and it was just a problem with the place I was trying to buy my gun from and my bank. It all got sorted out. Turned out the phone call was legit but Id still rather deal directly with my bank

 

Whenever you are contacted by anyone always go to the source they claim to be from, never take somones word that they are who they say they are. Company's never contact customers through e-mail phone calls or PSN Messages asking for personal info. Only time personal info is needed is when YOU call them and they need it to verify who you are, like the last 4 digits of your social security number or something like that.

 


I think all of us here should report him.

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You'r? **bleep** kind of first grade spelling is that lmao.
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