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Old 08-05-2008, 11:47 AM
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So i've seen the reports on phishing scams on XBL... midnighter had posted one.

So has kotaku:
http://kotaku.com/5033048/xbox-live-phishing-scam

Now, I got this email from GTA4 sweep stakes of which I did register on xbox.com

Has anyone else gotten any of these? This seems legit (photo attached)

Maybe i'm a moron but I think I actually won 1000 ms points (big woop i know)

Thoughts? Most phishing scams seem to be random users on XBL, not this stuff.
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Old 08-05-2008, 11:49 AM
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I think if you go with the attitude that everything offered via email is a scam and delete them immediatly, you'll never have to worry about getting scammed.
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Old 08-05-2008, 11:53 AM
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Well, damn. Good thing this was caught. I was about to enter that code for "500 MSP".

Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 08-05-2008, 11:58 AM
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^^ that's my question. 1000's of users were available for prizes. This might not be a scam. I'm not sure.
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I'm not sure this is smackdown material... Sounds more like game room material.
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:02 PM
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^^ that's my question. 1000's of users were available for prizes. This might not be a scam. I'm not sure.
Well, that image that you have shows that the fourth place prize was 1000 MSP. Mine shows me winning third place and getting 500MSP.

So... hmm. I'll try the code when I get home and see what happens.
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I'm not sure this is smackdown material... Sounds more like game room material.
No one ever goes to the game room.
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:07 PM
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I'm not sure this is smackdown material... Sounds more like game room material.
Wait for the "LOFL THIS IS WHY TEH XBOX LIVE SUCKS" posts and it will be.

Other than that, Godstar hit the nail on the head with email "offers" of free stuff.

BTW KTA, want to EN3LarG3 y0u r P3n1s?
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Well they can smackdown teh XBL.

But they should just make the game room a sub of smackdown. That way more might go there.
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there are plenty of ppl in the game room... That's where i am right now
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