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LittleDragonErin
06-07-2006, 09:00 PM
So some of you I may have told yesterday, that I had a story that beats all other scam stories. This situation actually got me pretty ticked off. Mostly because it can work outside of VMK as well.

So this boy comes up to me in the game and says that they're talking bad about me on this one board. It has happened before and I'm always curious to know what lies they've come up with. So I ask which one. And he says, I'll send you a PM on XXXX board which I'm a part of.

So I get a PM on XXXX board from this boy and he sends me a link to a new board I have never heard of. I go there and I cannot view the board without first registering. Seems odd, but I've come across that situation before. Usually it's just posting restrictions on non-registered users. But I decide to register anyway. However, as always, I take the precaution of using a different password for places I don't trust or don't know. I find nothing really on said board...as a matter of fact, it's pretty dead and looks like only 20 people are on the board and there hasn't been anything new posted for a month. Whatever, right?

A couple days ago I get a message from VMK staff that says somebody has been trying to log in to my account continously with the wrong password. O_o

So I report the boy to VMK, I report him on XXXX board, and I report him to his host provider and threaten them with the violation of privacy policies (which the boy was stupid enough to have on his forum site...but was also on the host providers site). They have now deleted his account both on XXXX forum and the host provider. And the host provider has asked if I wish to take legal action. ^_^

Now this can happen outside of VMK as well. Which is a lesson to all you out there who use the same username and password for everything. DO NOT use the same username and password for general stuff (like VMK boards or even the game) that you use for important stuff (like bank and credit card accounts). People like this boy are cunning and will try anything. But back to VMK, it is good practice to not use your same password. E-mail I'm sure we all use, but do not use the same password on message boards as you use in the game.

ShadowKittyKat
06-07-2006, 09:07 PM
So some of you I may have told yesterday, that I had a story that beats all other scam stories. This situation actually got me pretty ticked off. Mostly because it can work outside of VMK as well.

So this boy comes up to me in the game and says that they're talking bad about me on this one board. It has happened before and I'm always curious to know what lies they've come up with. So I ask which one. And he says, I'll send you a PM on XXXX board which I'm a part of.

So I get a PM on XXXX board from this boy and he sends me a link to a new board I have never heard of. I go there and I cannot view the board without first registering. Seems odd, but I've come across that situation before. Usually it's just posting restrictions on non-registered users. But I decide to register anyway. However, as always, I take the precaution of using a different password for places I don't trust or don't know. I find nothing really on said board...as a matter of fact, it's pretty dead and looks like only 20 people are on the board and there hasn't been anything new posted for a month. Whatever, right?

A couple days ago I get a message from VMK staff that says somebody has been trying to log in to my account continously with the wrong password. O_o

So I report the boy to VMK, I report him on XXXX board, and I report him to his host provider and threaten them with the violation of privacy policies (which the boy was stupid enough to have on his forum site...but was also on the host providers site). They have now deleted his account both on XXXX forum and the host provider. And the host provider has asked if I wish to take legal action. ^_^

Now this can happen outside of VMK as well. Which is a lesson to all you out there who use the same username and password for everything. DO NOT use the same username and password for general stuff (like VMK boards or even the game) that you use for important stuff (like bank and credit card accounts). People like this boy are cunning and will try anything. But back to VMK, it is good practice to not use your same password. E-mail I'm sure we all use, but do not use the same password on message boards as you use in the game.

I'm so sorry this happened. It is just sad that people can get into legal matters with this. Did you even know the boy? Or was he just a random person and came up to you and said this? Man, I'd freak if someone was able to get on my account. I'd change your password/login name right away! :sad2:

CL_BlueReap
06-08-2006, 12:01 AM
I'm so sorry this happened. It is just sad that people can get into legal matters with this. Did you even know the boy? Or was he just a random person and came up to you and said this? Man, I'd freak if someone was able to get on my account. I'd change your password/login name right away! :sad2:


offtopic: another goodvibes for you :D :goodvibes


on topic: It's a good idea to use other words as a password for boards you have never heard of b4

also it's insane how ppl try to scam ppl these days.....

LittleDragonErin
06-08-2006, 12:06 AM
The boy was someone I'd seen before but not very often. He knew what I had and that's the most likely reason he targeted me. I prefer not to take legal action, but that is also a very dangerous and serious scam attempt that, like I said, does not just pertain to VMK. And I would not want that to happen to anybody in VMK or in life in general. I am still thinking about it though.

jasonpwns
06-08-2006, 12:09 AM
Kinda like people using cookie grabbers on neopets when i played to steal your password and other info if you know what a cookie grabber is

Iris
06-08-2006, 06:40 AM
Wow, things that I would never think of.

Thanks so much for the heads up, I will certainly warn my girls who are out of school now and playing during the day.

It would be a good idea for all of you parents to do the same with your kids. Kids sometimes just do not know any better and the scenario described seems innocent enough at first glance.

Thanks again for this heads up!