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PSN message spam "Hi there i am James Mclane"

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31 Jul 2010
By Cordeos

i just this message over the PSN from one of my friends

"Hi there i am James Mclane and i work at sony PS3 developments. It is comin up to the PS3's 4th birthday and for sony and all PSN users to celebrate we are offering £40 on the PSN store for anyone who spreads the news to all of their friends (including the person that sent you this message). Once you do this an alert message will come up on screen and tell you a unique code that will give you this money on the store. You better act fast because this offer is only for this week so hurry up and get sendin"

With its poor grammar, spelling and capitalization (what official Sony message doesn't capitalize the "S"?) this is pretty obviously spam, but I'm not sure exactly whats going on. I would advise steering clear of this.

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If it had been John Mclane sending you the spam I'd have been impressed given all his heriocs at the Nakatomi Plaza.

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Follow these steps;

 

1. Report the PSN ID that sent you this ove at www.ps3reporting.com

2. Block the person who sent it

3. Dance.

 

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MusterBuster wrote:

Follow these steps;

 

1. Report the PSN ID that sent you this ove at www.ps3reporting.com

2. Block the person who sent it

3. Dance.

 

MB


i like this part...:smileyvery-happy:

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Is the dancing really necessary :O Im afraid I'll break something :(
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fski wrote:

If it had been John Mclane sending you the spam I'd have been impressed given all his heriocs at the Nakatomi Plaza.


 

 

"Hi, I'm John McClure. You might remember me from such movies as 'Hudson Hawk, Blind Date and Look Who's Talking Too"

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:Lol: good advice....

 

have you seen the one thats making the rounds as we speak?

i got it the other day....

 

"hi i'm Kevin Butler from sony computer company......!!!!!!  :Lol:

we need you're help in testing the messaging system

if you send this message to 30 of you're friend you will get $50 added to you're wallet money lol

me (Kevin) and sony are tracking this message to make sure you send to 30 friends

i thank you."

 

now there is soo many things wrong with it where would you start...:Lol:

 

and just in case... THE ABOVE MESSAGE IS SPAM IT IS NOT BY ANY MEANS SET FROM SONY

or from Kevin for that matter...:smileywink:

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Hey buddy... i got the same message but mine is from a PSNID of [Removed] and says his name was Ken Shields....  Tried to report it but the report page says that the date and time i put in was incorrect....  got me on that one, but hope they catch this fella..

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STONE-5572 wrote:

Hey buddy... i got the same message but mine is from a PSNID of ******* and says his name was Ken Shields....  Tried to report it but the report page says that the date and time i put in was incorrect....  got me on that one, but hope they catch this fella..


 

Just so you know, whilst spam is a pain in the backside, naming and shaming is against house rules ;)

 

Give the reporting thing another go though, as it will all help cut back on the spam :)

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And we weren't even testing for that.. :Thumbs:

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Ive also received that same message a few times in the past and just ignored it, Think I shall delete the user who sent it to me think he's a German guy or something wont report him as he may have just fell for it himself,, By the way what sort of Dance should I do once done and would it be OK to do the dance in Home as I cant dance.

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I had one from Chuck Norris. Suffice to say I HAD to pass it on so sorry guys and Sony :(


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ytevo79 wrote:
I had one from Chuck Norris. Suffice to say I HAD to pass it on so sorry guys and Sony :(


:D

Bloody Chuck Norris 

 

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I know, talk about bad luck :( How the hell can you block and report Chuck Norris for spamming?
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ytevo79 wrote:
I know, talk about bad luck :( How the hell can you block and report Chuck Norris for spamming?

I wouldn't just in case as he has a habit of getting revenge.

 

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i too got a message like this, it said Dear PSN Users, We are still feeling very sorry about PSN being down, because of this were not only giving away 2 free games, but we are giving $50 funds to your user if you send this to all your friends. From PlaystationIT WORKED! Our protest. Here is your reward. First send this message to ALL of your friends. Once you have sent this message to all of your friends - You will get $50 on your PSN. Enter this code: I8PH-CIBD-RK2H (after you send message to all ) When I used the code however, it worked. it said it was worth $50 but i couldn't redeem it. Did I just make a mistake thinking that sending it to all my friends would validate the code?
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I got the same message off 'Ken sheilds' should have thought something was wrong when shields was spelt wrong. But as Sony are such nice ppl I thought it was real and stupidly forwarded the message doh. Thanks for showing me the light :D

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Best to ignore & delete any PSN message or email if they ever ask you to forward it on. 

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im glad i dont have people on my list that send useless *****e like this, 3 strikes and theyd be deleted with no hesitation
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^^You are too generous, any spam i get from anybody on my FR list is reported and they are deleted right away......if they are thick enough to forward these spam messages then they are too thick to be on my fr list.:Thumbs:

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