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I did a search here and didn't surface any results so I thought I'd post this here. I think I received some kind of spam e-mail from a phishing scam that claims to be Playstation. The reason I think this? Nowhere in the email does the sender use my name, it says that I might not have an account and it has a link to a website that does not work, with a key to let them know my email address is active. I'm posting this as a warning but also to receive confirmation that this is indeed spam (which I'm pretty sure it is). Sorry if it's a repost. Actually it is, in the french area I found this: http://community.eu.playstation.com/playstationeu/board/message?board.id=431&message.id=20236&query.... . I dont speak french so...

 

Here it is:

 

SUBJECT: Act now to transfer your eu.playstation.com account information to PlayStation Network

 

BODY:  Don't Miss Out

 

In November 2008, we introduced a My PlayStation Network page in the PSN section on eu.playstation.com. You can now see which of your friends are online, create an official Portable ID to show your friends your favourite games, and take part in events to suit all tastes by checking out the Events Calendar.

In order to do this, you will need to have a PlayStation®Network account and you can create one of these by visiting eu.playstation.com/sign-up.

If you already have an account at eu.playstation.com and you would like to transfer this information to your PlayStation Network account, you will be given an option to do this automatically when you sign in at eu.playstation.com with your PlayStation Network account details.

 

Update your PlayStation Network account details now at eu.playstation.com and make the most of PlayStation
eu.playstation.com

http://uk.playstationmail.com/Key=REMOVED

 

 

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Please note that this is an automated e-mail, so replies to this address cannot be responded to.

©2008 Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.

eu.playstation.com http://uk.playstationmail.com/Key=REMOVED by me

"PLAYSTATION", "PlayStation", "PlayStation Network", "PlayStation Store", "PlayStation Home", "PS3", "PSP" and "PS2" are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All titles, content, publisher names, trademarks, artwork, and associated imagery are trademarks and/or copyright material of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Games sold in the United Kingdom are age rated by the independent organisations PEGI and BBFC. To find out more, visit www.pegi.info, www.bbfc.co.uk or www.askaboutgames.com. Age ratings indicate the age for which the game is suitable.

If you signed up at eu.playstation.com you can edit your profile and notification preferences, including unsubscribing, from within your account. Sign In here. http://uk.playstationmail.com/Key=REMOVED by me

If you signed up on PlayStation®Network you can edit your profile and notification preferences, including unsubscribing, from within your account. Sign In here. http://uk.playstationmail.com/Key=REMOVED by me

If you don’t have an eu.playstation.com or PlayStation®Network account and want to unsubscribe, email us here. mailto:unsubscribe@eu.playstationmail.com?subject=Unsubscribe

PlayStation®Network, PlayStation®Store and PlayStation®Home subject to terms of use and not available in all countries and languages. Broadband internet service required. Users are responsible for broadband access fees. Charges apply for some content. Users under 18 require parental consent.

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That's not a scam or a phishing email. It's legit.
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Really? Even though it links to a broken website and says that I might not have an account? Wow... I'm not convinced.
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I guess another reason for my suspicion is that I've never received an email from anywhere other than playstation.com and.net
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Mp3Astra wrote:
Really? Even though it links to a broken website and says that I might not have an account? Wow... I'm not convinced.
If you bothered visiting the link it takes you to, https://secure.eu.playstation.com/sign-in/***REMOVED***
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I didn't bother clicking the link because it looked exactly like a way of checking if one's email address is active. I guess PSN should make their emails more convincing, by including my NAME in emails. Crikey...
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It's legit, loads of people are recieving it, it is LEGIT.
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Ok, it's legit. It's still a rubbish way of notifying people. I'm super-paranoid about all email as everybody should be: so inconsistency in email addresses and a lack of my own name in the text is always going to set off alarm bells. Thanks for clearing it up, but please, Playstation email people, help those of us who treat every unknown email as a mailbomb.
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Just today I got an email from PlayStation@eu.playstationmail.net saying:

 

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Changes to the way we send you emails
We are in the process of changing our IP address. This is a unique number that identifies all emails sent by PlayStation® and which your email programme uses to identify emails from PlayStation as safe.
In future, we will send you emails containing important service notifications, special offers, product updates and general PlayStation news from eu.playstationmail.net
To continue receiving our latest updates, please update your email preferences to allow images - this will ensure that any emails we send you don't end up in your Spam folder.

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If this is genuine, then Sony needs to traing its marketing team better. There's *no way* I'm brave enough to enable picture given the obvious incompetence of the above message.

 

If it's not genuine, and it's data from the breach this year then Sony needs to get these guys shut down fast.

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Got that myself. The sender looks convincingly fake. The naming scheme is a popular phishing one.

 

If it were from Sony they'd use a @playstation.com one. They'd also never ask that people enable images (and with bogus reasoning), seeing as that's a common attack vector to infect target machines.

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JuliuszC wrote:

Just today I got an email from PlayStation@eu.playstationmail.net saying:

 

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Changes to the way we send you emails
We are in the process of changing our IP address. This is a unique number that identifies all emails sent by PlayStation® and which your email programme uses to identify emails from PlayStation as safe.
In future, we will send you emails containing important service notifications, special offers, product updates and general PlayStation news from eu.playstationmail.net
To continue receiving our latest updates, please update your email preferences to allow images - this will ensure that any emails we send you don't end up in your Spam folder.

******************



If this is genuine, then Sony needs to traing its marketing team better. There's *no way* I'm brave enough to enable picture given the obvious incompetence of the above message.

 

If it's not genuine, and it's data from the breach this year then Sony needs to get these guys shut down fast.



It's bogus.

 

You do not need to enable pictures to get emails. You just need to make sure you have the right email address. By the way DO NOT ADD the above email address to your list

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Kermit1970 wrote:

JuliuszC wrote:

Just today I got an email from PlayStation@eu.playstationmail.net saying:

 

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Changes to the way we send you emails
We are in the process of changing our IP address. This is a unique number that identifies all emails sent by PlayStation® and which your email programme uses to identify emails from PlayStation as safe.
In future, we will send you emails containing important service notifications, special offers, product updates and general PlayStation news from eu.playstationmail.net
To continue receiving our latest updates, please update your email preferences to allow images - this will ensure that any emails we send you don't end up in your Spam folder.

******************



If this is genuine, then Sony needs to traing its marketing team better. There's *no way* I'm brave enough to enable picture given the obvious incompetence of the above message.

 

If it's not genuine, and it's data from the breach this year then Sony needs to get these guys shut down fast.



It's bogus.

 

You do not need to enable pictures to get emails. You just need to make sure you have the right email address. By the way DO NOT ADD the above email address to your list


 

Im pretty sure its not bogus, the email came from the same adress as all previous playstation mail has came from for me

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They will not ask you to enable pictures. And also email addresses can be faked.

 

If you can check the source of an email you know is from Sony, check the IP address of that and then check the IP address of the bogus email, you'll see they are different.

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Got one today offering a chance to win a PSVista!

 

Looks legit...

 

Except you can only view the Terms & Conditions by LOGGING INTO YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT!!

 

I was outraged!  "You can't make me join Facebook to win a competition God damn you!  Let alone make me join Facebook just to see the T&C's you F'ing C's!!!".

 

After my rant I pondered...

 

If it was legit, they have left themselves wide open...  And I quote...

 

"Australian Consumer Law prohibits conduct by a corporation that is misleading or deceptive, or would be likely to mislead or deceive you".

 

Class action anyone?  lol

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Most PS competitions and competition data is held on facebook :P
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Most PS competitions and competition data is held on facebook :P

Yep SCE loves Facebook.

Hence Facebook links to XMB Accounts .

And Face book uploads from Photo gallery and Video editor. 

 

Face book may not like PS3 much with all these extra uploads putting extra load on there servers but thats not stopping SCE. 

 

 

 

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Lol.  Facebook....

 

Why don't I just print off every bit of personal data I have and toss it from the rooftops!?

 

Sheeple...you are being herded.

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Hey guys, that email is a grotty phishing try and yesterday i got the proof. They wrote " Wichtiger Hinweis: Bevorstehende Änderungen für dein PSN-Konto" (engl.: Important Hint: Upcoming changes to your PSN-Account). Ok skippy and now say, that you are really serious while you are saying, that Sony doenst noticed that they did rename PSN into SEN, _days_ before ?! Pah ! Thats ridiculous. Thats the sound proof, that playstationmail.com is not a real Sony mail server or something. Have a nice day. ;) Regards - VampireSilence
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engl.: Important Hint: Upcoming changes to your PSN-Account).


That email is a genuine one ;)  They just sent out the mail late.

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A late response, but perhaps this should clear things up for future visitors:

 

http://uk.playstation.com/psn/support/ps3/detail/linked270191/item441773/Changes-to-our-IP-address/

 

in summary the following are legit Sony addresses:

 

eu.playstationmail.net

emails.eu.playstation.com

eu.playstationmail.com

 

there may be other variation such as uk.playstationmail.net etc that are also valid. But remember email headers can easily be spoofed, so been on your guard even if it appears to be from a genuine source...

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IT IS FAKE!!! And if I were sony I would be banning all the ppl here who say its legit without backed up reason more than "a link works it can't be fraud." Seems to me phishers are sending them then getting on forums to defend their own scam. +Augren and others who have stated sony will not ask to allow images which are not needed to read the email any way. Pictures contain code, allowing them uploads that code which can allow complicated code through many pictures to be assembled by a simple 'key' sent by another email that now uploads pics immediately if u have allowed the first. SEN was formally PSN, The current mail uses 'sonyentertainmentnetwork.com' and the header 'Sony Entertainment Network' and the older 'playstation network' that is NO LONGER USED ANYWAY was 'playstion.net'
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