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Jul 22 2012
By: xElfenLied_US Wastelander 673 posts
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Scam? I can'f find where to post this...

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This forum is really unusable. I can't read anything, so a moderator can just move this, that's what they're paid for. Anyways...

 

I have received a message from "[PSN]" and I'm wondering if it's fraudulent or not. There was a link in the message where the picture attachment would be, and it links to the PSN store, and I clicked it by accident, so if it's a hacker or something, I'm probably fudged now.

 

The message said  -
Subject: PSN Wallet Balance
Message:
Dear xElfenLied_US,

It has been a long time since you used the funds in your PSN Wallet! You possibly haven't used your wallet in the past 6 months.
Your balance might only have a small amount remaining ($4.99 or less as of June 29, 2012), but it's perfect for picking up PS3™ Minis! Use your remaining PSN Wallet balance to play an incredibly attractive, entertaining Mini game today! Check out this great selection:"

And then the attachment at the bottom reads "Minis for PS3™/PSP®/PS Vita A-Z"

 

Has anyone else received this message before? I haven't logged into my account for a while and it's dated 6th July 2012@ 6.11pm GMT.
 

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Jul 22, 2012

Don't worry about it. I've gotten those on my alternate accounts where I don't spend money often and have a balance. It's legit. 

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Jul 22, 2012
Ah OK, thanks.

I don't think it's very good of them to send messages via PSN, because otherwise people won't know to tell the difference between the real and fake messages.
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Jul 22, 2012

They are just trying to get you to spend money. It is good to be careful about psn emails. 

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They are also reminding you that you do have funds in your wallet that you may have forgotten about. And some people do.

 

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I could have sworn there was another thread about this awhile back and it was stated that Sony would never send an-email regarding what is in your PSN wallet. I would be careful with that. I'm not trying to cause alarm--maybe it is legit, but I still wouldn't click on any link that has a prompt for me to provide my PSN login details (if it did in this case).

 

People can check how much money they have easily enough on their own I would think.



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HOPPER_34 wrote:

I could have sworn there was another thread about this awhile back and it was stated that Sony would never send an-email regarding what is in your PSN wallet. I would be careful with that.


They advertise specific games through the PMs, so I wouldn't be surpized. You can tell if an PM is official if it has that special symbol. I forgot what the symbol was, but it's there.

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HOPPER_34 wrote:

I could have sworn there was another thread about this awhile back and it was stated that Sony would never send an-email regarding what is in your PSN wallet. I would be careful with that. I'm not trying to cause alarm--maybe it is legit, but I still wouldn't click on any link that has a prompt for me to provide my PSN login details (if it did in this case).

 

People can check how much money they have easily enough on their own I would think.


If the ID is PSN with the PSN symbol for the avatar and you can't reply to the message, then it's Sony.

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nevermind..



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Jul 22, 2012

But it's not an E-mail, it's a PSN message xD

 

Here is what I mean for anyone who's never seen it before.

Sorry for the shakey picture, I have shakey hands Smiley Sad

 

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