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Jul 16 2010
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Random $50

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Today, when I went onto Playstation 3, I received 2 messages (By the same person, saying the same thing.). This person is not on my friends list, and I have never seen him, or heard of him. The messages had a code on it, and when I went to the "Redeem code" menu and entered in the code, a message appeared saying, "This Playstation Network Card has a value of $50.00. Would you like to add the funds to your wallet?" When I said yes, it said, "The funds could not be added to your wallet." I don't really mind missing out, because I would hate to steal $50 from someone, just in case they didn't mean to send it to me. Anyone know what's going on?

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First Son
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Jul 16, 2010

Sounds like nothing more then spammers with more BS if you ask me, not the first one I've heard and wont be the last.

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Jul 16, 2010

The moral of the story: if something is too good to be true, don't believe it.

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I Only Post Everything
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Jul 16, 2010

Got the same message too, I was surprised though most of the codes says invalid or whatever.

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First Son
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Jul 16, 2010

I got it too, I was surprised it didnt say invalid ad it actually showed the amount. But, it was too good to be true

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First Son
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Jul 18, 2010

i got it to

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First Son
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Jul 20, 2010

Got one during the weekend and just got another one today. I hate recieving this s**t. 

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Jul 20, 2010

I wonder if its an attempt to phish for credit card numbers. Enter the code and when you try to add the funds to your wallet, it then links you to whoever sent you the code, giving them access to whatever credit card is associated with the account.

 

 

Not sure if it would work, but I wouldn't mess with the code. No one, and I mean NO ONE will give you money for no reason. Not out of the blue like that. There is no such thing as "winning a contest" you didnt enter. Its all a scam.

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Jul 20, 2010

Did no one here look at these two topics below? It's just spam mail just ignore it. I mean the English is really horrible showing it's spam. Someone just bought a PlayStation Network card and publicly gave out the code (A clear violation of the Terms of Service. A bannable offense and illegal act.).

http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-Network/Spam-mail-and-English/td-p/45592382

http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-Network/Latest-spam-chain-message-seems-weirder-than-...

 

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Jul 20, 2010

Unfortunately I've noticed the sad trend of single and double digit posters creating these redundant threads, thinking this topic hasn't already come up a thousand times here.

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