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06 Jul 2011
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Anybody get this message yesterday?

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Message is from ViliusLTU and says

 

Dear PSN users,this is board executive Marlon Young. Due to all spamming, we at psn are giving out another welcome back package that includes all call of duty games, including Black ops, plus a free year of playstation plus. Send this to all of your friends, then go to store and check your download list. Not only Black ops, but $120 will be in your account.

 

way of spam message on psn? this send me yesterday from a non friend user and yesterday i wasnt online...

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Yes I have had so has my son, It is spam and the person who sent it was reported and removed from our friends list.

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Sony are stabbing their loyal family customers in the back - We have 3 PS3s and 3 PSPs all on the same IP address and all registered with Sony. Why can't we use them at the same time anymore?
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CrustyJockStrap wrote:

Yes I have had so has my son, It is spam and the person who sent it was reported and removed from our friends list.


i did the same with binning the msg and the person who sent me it, but couldnt grief report it which was odd...
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I did to and I dont know if its spam because it said another welcome back keywords another welcome back we were never gone a second time?

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I go this message too. So in all, is it a spam or not.

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ab82 wrote:

Message is from ViliusLTU and says

 

Dear PSN users,this is board executive Marlon Young. Due to all spamming, we at psn are giving out another welcome back package that includes all call of duty games, including Black ops, plus a free year of playstation plus. Send this to all of your friends, then go to store and check your download list. Not only Black ops, but $120 will be in your account.

 

way of spam message on psn? this send me yesterday from a non friend user and yesterday i wasnt online...



I received one of these messages as well, it's spam, when this was sent to me, the terrible spelling gave it away as a spam message.., but on the bright side, the senders are claiming to be a Sony board executive, so we can grief report the senders for impersonating an SCE official. :)

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yes ive had a few of these the people who send them should be banned

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i hate spame so REPORT for greif

<a href="http://playstationer.net" target="_blank">
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i cant see any spelling mistakes at all ! maybe grammar mistakes but thats about it ! lol

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just fired up the ps3 and received a message from someone claiming to be jeff couzan a sony executive and it says that if i forward the message on to 25 other people i will get $50 to use in the store lol

The full message is below and yes ive included all the fantastic spelling mistakes this idiot made lol

Hello, this is jeff couzan from Sony Entertainment Company i'm sending this message out to all the Playststion Network users. If you send this message to 25 people you will be granted 50 dollars in Playststion store. Check your wallet after you send this to 25 people, and your money will be there. And so you know this is not another one of those spams. This is tracked by Sony Entertainment Company.Send this to all your friends to recieve the NEW ESCALATION MAP PACK!! including an all new ZOMBIE exper

gonna greif report it and PM a mod with the users name and the content of the message

what really annoyed me about the message was that it was about Call of Duty and i hate that game with a passion lol
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oOBaBa-BoOeYOo wrote:


The full message is below and yes ive included all the fantastic spelling mistakes this idiot made lol

Hello, this is jeff couzan from Sony Entertainment Company i'm sending this message out to all the Playststion Network users. If you send this message to 25 people you will be granted 50 dollars in Playststion store. Check your wallet after you send this to 25 people, and your money will be there. And so you know this is not another one of those spams. This is tracked by Sony Entertainment Company.Send this to all your friends to recieve the NEW ESCALATION MAP PACK!! including an all new ZOMBIE exper




See, spammers really are stupid.

 

 

Why would a Sony employee, who is able to send out mass messages to all PSN users according to this, need PSN users to also send the message to 25 people. Those 25 people would obviously have got it already from the original sending from sony.

 

So anyone who reads the first two lines should be able to understand easily that it is nonsensical, and just bin it. 

 

 

I cant understand why people fall for this. Sony dont contact us that way, and if they did... you would have got the message directly from them rather than through a third party PSN user.

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I have actually gotten this message twice once from skyboy40 and again from stegrat.i looked up  marlon young,nothing to do with Sony. Besides Sony would not use a chain letter.

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Are people really stupid enough to think for even a second that these messages may be genuine?

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Are people really stupid enough to think for even a second that these messages may be genuine?


 

 

You would be surprised! It seems that common sense has gone out the window in the last 10 years.

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It's spam... don't worry ;).
I always ignore them.
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I've had several of these spam messages too. They claim to be workers off Sony and due to downtime their giving away $50 in return. OK so 1. Am not American 2. There has been no downtime. Anyone who clearly falls for these messages are silly as the spammers are pretty rubbish, by reading it you can tell their fake. Sony need to do something about this before it gets out off hand. BTW the worst thing you can do is reply to them.
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I'm now on Xbox, so goodbye everyone :)
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I just got it but the spelling seemed too off. So I came here and most people r saying it's spam and if it is whoever sent it shud be sued 4 impersonation of a board executive. I am very furious about this because this has been happening entirely 2 often with all the PSN shutdowns due to hacking of their network and now I have to worry about this ridiculous spam!
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whats to worry about

its spam , nothing else just report it and block the sender
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I'm sure the majority of people would think about it when they read the message but, why would you ever think a message sent to 'all' psn users would come with a request to forward it to other people? It's spam dude. Just grief it and leave it be.

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sorry guys, ill stop sending this out ok.
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i got it today but my friend didn't. i don't know how they got my name

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