==> BEWARE of people claiming to have a "hack"
Here's a conversation I had with a user (I really wish I could remember their name on this forum, but I can't). Oh, and if it sounds like I was interested in actually doing this, just know that I was never interested... I just humored him to get more info and see what he was trying to pull
RedSoxfan01918[/colore26d9667db] (52129 PM) alright here is the hack link and the hack code.
RedSoxfan01918[/colore26d9667db] (52142 PM) http//www.YourPS34free.com/index.php?ref=426####
RedSoxfan01918[/colore26d9667db] (52150 PM) code = 24739
RedSoxfan01918[/colore26d9667db] (52203 PM) sign up with that hack link
RedSoxfan01918[/colore26d9667db] (52213 PM) and put the hack code as your postal code
JustinBird82[/colore26d9667db] (51141 PM) what do you usually put in the other information stuff... like name, paypal e-mail, address, etc?
RedSoxfan01918[/colore26d9667db] (52320 PM) ya put your real info other than the postal code
JustinBird82[/colore26d9667db] (51218 PM) they can't track you down that way?
RedSoxfan01918[/colore26d9667db] (52335 PM) nope
JustinBird82 [/colore26d9667db](51233 PM) then what after you sign up like that?
RedSoxfan01918 [/colore26d9667db](52344 PM) thats how they dont know its me
RedSoxfan01918 [/colore26d9667db](52357 PM) k you sign up and stuff and then do an offer
RedSoxfan01918 [/colore26d9667db](52421 PM) then once you get credit for the offer then you get 999 referrals
RedSoxfan01918 [/colore26d9667db](52431 PM) oh ya choose the referral account...
JustinBird82 [/colore26d9667db](51330 PM) do you have to complete offers yourself?
RedSoxfan01918 [/colore26d9667db](52446 PM) yes
RedSoxfan01918 [/colore26d9667db](52502 PM) there is no way to get around the offer completion thing
JustinBird82 [/colore26d9667db](51404 PM) then once you complete the offer, 999 referrals show up in your account?
RedSoxfan01918 [/colore26d9667db](52526 PM) once you get credit for the offer yes
Apart from the fact that you should NEVER try to hack a freebie site in any way, shape, or form, you should know that this seems to be a way that some scammers are attempting to TRICK people into being their ref, inadvertantly.
Notice how you have to click a Referral link, then complete the offer requirements yourself before the "hack" will show the 999 referrals on your account.
Sorry if this has been posted before. I tried a search for this and found nothing. Also sorry if this is old news, but it was new to me, and it absolutely took me aback that there are people out here trying to pull this crap off!
Just wanted to post here and protect you members against this crap!
Thanks for the heads-up. But common sense should prevail here
1. Obviously refs would be entering false info that will disqualify them during approval, if not sooner.
2. The fake ZIP code won't match the ref's city (it is the zip for Oakvale, WV)
3. Wiith everyone under an account entering this same ZIP, it would be obviously pretty quickly that something shady was going on. But possibly the scammer just chooses different zips at random, though I'm not sure why.
4. If the "hack" actually worked and generated 999 refs, then that would certainly catch Trainn's eye.
People who fall for that would have to know NOTHING about how freebie sites operate, to believe it possible to succeed.
Trainn is probably aware already, but I'll point Trainn-Alan to this topic just in case, since the site indicated is theirs.
Yeah, you're exactly right dmorris... common sense SHOULD prevail. Unfortunately there are a bunch of gullible newbies out there willing to try anything to make some easy money.
I just wish I could remember this guy's forum username so you can ban him. But I can't. Is there a way to find his profile by his AIM screenname?
He apparently didn't include his AIM address when he registered here.
Why are there so many scammers out there?
[quote391364f493="Twon"]Why are there so many scammers out there?[/quote391364f493]
Too many people want something for nothing. They think it's their right to get things the easy way.
I don't know if anybody has noticed this or not, but I sure have. The amount of posts in the scammer section has decreased incredibly. I think that's a great sign of the awareness of the people on this forum and our awesome mods. If you go to another site, the fraud is still pretty rampant. Hats off to the mods!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ) ) )
[quote8fee90e029="KeithA"]He apparently didn't include his AIM address when he registered here.[/quote8fee90e029]
Right, I even searched the database directly for any variation of "redsox" in AIM, YIM, or MSN fields and came up with none.
However I did get a couple of hits on e-mail addresses. jeagle82, when you say "I wish I could remember this guy's username" does that mean you once knew it? So if you saw the username in a list it might jog your memory? I may PM you a "lineup" of usernames that include these two (I wouldn't want to erroneously influence your recollection by just showing you just the two I found).
If this person is a member here, I want to root him/her out and boot them (if they're not already banned, which is entirely possible). We don't appreciate their kind here.
Yeah, sure, send me the list. It wouldn't hurt to try, right?
Or, if you have the full ref link, just provide it to Dmo, who can pass it on to Alan.
Yeah, good point... don't know why I hadn't done that yet. Sending the full link to dmorris right now. Hopefully Alan can track something down on this guy. At the very least, he can put this guy's account on hold and note all of his info.
+Karma jeagle82 for doing your part too man. For taking the time and caring enough to post.
Hey man, thanks for the +K. I just like to keep our precious forum clean from all those dirty, dirty a-holes!
There are piles of people trying this scam on YouTube at the moment. I've been on a crusade of reporting them to TRAINN. Mostly 360Elite4Free accounts. Just Youtube search for free xbox hack.
Some of them are getting sneakier and not posting their links, they ask you to message them for it, so you just message them, pretend like you are interested, then when they tell you their ref link, you can report them.
What cracks me up is the "proof", because, you know, if your page shows 999 referrals, it MUST be true. For example, this page
clearly shows that I am in good favour not only with TRAINN but with certain deities who are allowed multiple accounts.
[quote87e6e005bf="JennyWren"]There are piles of people trying this scam on YouTube at the moment. I've been on a crusade of reporting them to TRAINN. Mostly 360Elite4Free accounts. Just Youtube search for free xbox hack.
Some of them are getting sneakier and not posting their links, they ask you to message them for it, so you just message them, pretend like you are interested, then when they tell you their ref link, you can report them.[/quote87e6e005bf]
I did that too. Got a reply from Trainn that theyre put on hold for violating their TOS.
[quote7fca931d5e="JennyWren"]There are piles of people trying this scam on YouTube at the moment. I've been on a crusade of reporting them to TRAINN. Mostly 360Elite4Free accounts. Just Youtube search for free xbox hack.
Some of them are getting sneakier and not posting their links, they ask you to message them for it, so you just message them, pretend like you are interested, then when they tell you their ref link, you can report them.[/quote7fca931d5e]
Lolol...Either way TRAINN isnt retarded, will stick out like a sore thumb
[quoted3039b38b5="FearlessM"]Lolol...Either way TRAINN isnt retarded, will stick out like a sore thumb[/quoted3039b38b5]
What will stick out? They don't actually have a hacked account, they don't have 999 referrals, they are just trying to get other people to sign up.
I created an article revealing the truth, PM me for the Digg link it you want to read/digg it. I won't post it here as the article is hosted on my freebie blog.
[bdb81f3e3ef]LMAO @ 999 completed referrals,[/bdb81f3e3ef] this kid is probably like 15 years old, at least like he could have said "completed the requirements for whatever prize you chose" , anyone knows having 999 referrals would be a complete red flag and other than that if possible, just a glitch in the system anyway, not a hack since they have a system for verifying the referrals and even if it did work a great way to get IP banned or even worse a charge of attempted wire fraud from the FBI.
[quotefde36a5712]hack REF link[/quotefde36a5712]
lol lol lol
Guys - it's not a hack. He doesn't have 999 referrals. Trainn won't "catch" him unless he is reported (he already got his prize anyhow).
[quote52c422f521="JennyWren"]Guys - it's not a hack. He doesn't have 999 referrals. Trainn won't "catch" him unless he is reported (he already got his prize anyhow).[/quote52c422f521]
roll roll roll Trainn did not catch him yet?
Sorry - got confused. oops
Trainn knows who it is, I discussed it with Alan back when it was first posted. However we weren't able to figure out the FiPG user with any certainty. I meant to message jeagle with a list of names to see if any ring a bell, and forgot.
What I mean is that people keep saying "won't TRAINN notice if you have 999 referrals". Yeah, of course they would, but no-one (including the scammer) gets 999 referrals. There is no hack. He's just pretending that there is a hack in order to coerce people into signing up. You can make your own fake screenshot with however many referrals you like.
I have a list of people I've turned in
http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc7IUQRVNYY (multiple videos)
Nice I see you been doing some hunting.
Very interesting thread guys! I've been out of the "freebie" scene for a while, but it appears as mentioned above that the fraud on this forum is somewhat less a month or two ago?
Hopefully...it is! ... 8)