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Posted 08 October 2011 - 04:43 PM

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hello everyone.
yes we all know it's fake but i'm here to explane wat it does.
don't get me wrong, i just want you to be 100% safe.
firsty the person who posts this things is a "bot".
that means what ever we say or do, he will just keep posting the same thing.
every time the "bot" gives a link to the same site.
the site looks like this:
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no matter what the link is, it will get you to the same site.
afther you click the "CLICK HERE" botton it will send you to this site:
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see the "generated gift code" as the name.
that adds the toght about if it is real or not.
if you click the "regular download" you will have to complite a survey.
the survey will make you use your credit card (most of the time)
after you complite the survey you get the following thing:
1. a virus
2. a TXT file with randomly generated letters and numbers.
3. your credit card cracked (if you used it)
the gift code will NEVER work, you get a virus and he gets money.
one of the forumers say:

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Minecraft has a login page. With that said, in the past with other online games, scammers have sent emails saying you've been banned or that you've won a free item. These emails claim to be from the game developers. BE AWARE of these emails. Look at email headers and NEVER click on the links.

In the near future, it wouldn't surprise me if someone comes up with some fake emails to get you to login to a fake Minecraft website. What it will do is save your login information and steal your account. ALWAYS go directly to the Minecraft website to login to your account. Never login from and email link.
i hope i helped you, so be carfull!
Michael (AKA Delta565)

Please keep this thread alive so we can all be safe.
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Posted 08 October 2011 - 04:43 PM

I'll make sure I'm carfull when I go to that site.

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 04:45 PM

evil link awareness FTW!!

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 04:45 PM

he's created the website using a blogger, maybe could try report the website @ blogger  :iapprove:
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Posted 08 October 2011 - 04:46 PM

yes, i said you all know that.
i just explaned wat will happen if you complite the survey.
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Posted 08 October 2011 - 04:46 PM

View PostMojave, on 08 October 2011 - 04:43 PM, said:

I'll make sure I'm carfull when I go to that site.
Ho ho, what a witty observation of a typographical error, without adding anything of even the slightest relevance to the discussion.

I've not actually seen any bots posting "free Minecraft" links in this section, do they tend to do it somewhere else on the forums?

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 04:48 PM

View PostEvargon, on 08 October 2011 - 04:46 PM, said:

Ho ho, what a witty observation of a typographical error, without adding anything of even the slightest relevance to the discussion.

I've not actually seen any bots posting "free Minecraft" links in this section, do they tend to do it somewhere else on the forums?
no, they send you to the same site.
just be carfull people.
i REALLY don't want anyone to get robbed by some scammer.
EDIT: great, i see that 16 members are watching this and one of them is a moderator.
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Posted 08 October 2011 - 04:56 PM

Hope you guys could help out with this
report that website so the website could be taken down
goto: http://www.google.co...ntact_type=spam
and type in the website that need to be report: minecraftfreefree.blogspot.com
the more people report the more chance the website to be taken down :)
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Posted 08 October 2011 - 04:57 PM

These target Mapping and Modding mostly. If you see any please report the thread and LEAVE IT ALONE. If you post, you bump it and the more exposure it gets the bigger the likelihood of someone getting scammed by it.
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Posted 08 October 2011 - 04:58 PM

View PosteXaLpHaXe., on 08 October 2011 - 04:56 PM, said:

Hope you guys could help out with this
report that website so the website could be taken down
goto: http://www.google.co...ntact_type=spam
and type in the website that need to be report: minecraftfreefree.blogspot.com
the more people report the more chance the website to be taken down :)
great idea.
i will report him at once for scamming.


View PostThe_Pastmaster, on 08 October 2011 - 04:57 PM, said:

These target Mapping and Modding mostly. If you see any please report the thread and LEAVE IT ALONE. If you post you bump it and the more exposure it gets the bigger the likelihood of someone getting scammed by it.
yes, i know.
it is writen in the ruels.
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Posted 08 October 2011 - 05:03 PM

Thanks for informing everyone about this.

Although, most of us on these forums own Minecraft already, so we wouldn't want a free copy anyways. Also, if you use a bit of your brain you'd see if there's one on TPB (The Pirate Bay) first. And there is, btw. I've bought mine, though.

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 05:42 PM

View PostiAGR, on 08 October 2011 - 05:03 PM, said:

Thanks for informing everyone about this.

Although, most of us on these forums own Minecraft already, so we wouldn't want a free copy anyways. Also, if you use a bit of your brain you'd see if there's one on TPB (The Pirate Bay) first. And there is, btw. I've bought mine, though.
you are 100% right.
also , every one knows it is fake.
i just wanted to add the warning to everyone.
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Posted 08 October 2011 - 05:45 PM

I'll be careful.

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 05:48 PM

View PostHDBULLET, on 08 October 2011 - 05:45 PM, said:

I'll be careful.
good.
my gole is to make everyone safe from that scammer.
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Posted 08 October 2011 - 06:03 PM

it's allways good to have WebOfTrust as plugin on your browser, even this website was reported through WOT, so you get warned if you visit it.
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Posted 08 October 2011 - 06:07 PM

View Postmg127, on 08 October 2011 - 06:03 PM, said:

it's allways good to have WebOfTrust as plugin on your browser, even this website was reported through WOT, so you get warned if you visit it.
you are right, but not all people have it.
the more warning we get from it, the more we are safe.
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Posted 08 October 2011 - 06:11 PM

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But seriously, why would we want to know what happens if we do surveys on those sites? We're already aware there are nameless terrors lurking behind them, and man always fears the unknown more, no matter how horrible the truth is.

It's a bit similar to how they go around in schools telling the pupils why smoking is so horrible. It doesn't change the fact a lot of those same pupils will still do it or start doing it a little later. The logical conclusion this allows would be as follows: They look at the pictures of their lungs after smoking, they listen to the talk, they think "Oh, that's not so bad then, I thought smoking would actually kill you quickly" and suddenly they're more prone to smoking.

It's a theory just like any other.
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Posted 08 October 2011 - 06:13 PM

View PostKaapo, on 08 October 2011 - 06:11 PM, said:

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But seriously, why would we want to know what happens if we do surveys on those sites? We're already aware there are nameless terrors lurking behind them, and man always fears the unknown more, no matter how horrible the truth is.

It's a bit similar to how they go around in schools telling the pupils why smoking is so horrible. It doesn't change the fact a lot of those same pupils will still do it or start doing it a little later. The logical conclusion this allows would be as follows: They look at the pictures of their lungs after smoking, they listen to the talk, they think "Oh, that's not so bad then, I thought smoking would actually kill you quickly" and suddenly they're more prone to smoking.

It's a theory just like any other.
knowing it, is it's weekness.
but really, thik about it for a second.
if you didn't konw about it would you get away from it?
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Posted 08 October 2011 - 06:37 PM

View Postdelta565, on 08 October 2011 - 06:13 PM, said:

knowing it, is it's weekness.
but really, thik about it for a second.
if you didn't konw about it would you get away from it?

You seem to be thinking there's just two forms of knowledge: Knowing and not knowing.

But, as it happens, there's also an intermediate, and it's called assuming. Allow me to point out the differences:

Not knowing: Unsuspectingly, you stroll across the internet and find a link that says "G3T UR PHR33 M41NCR4FT H34R N40 Z0MG LULZ!!!1!". Happily, you follow it since you didn't manage to steal your dad's credit card, and do a couple of mobile surveys. Next thing you know, your PC won't start anymore and your phone bill went up to 800 euros.

Knowing: You see the previously mentioned link, but you know it's just trying to get you to enter personal information which can be used against you. That's why you will click on it and only enter things you don't think will be of any use for anyone, because you really want Minecraft so badly, and you've been informed of all (???) the possible risks beforehand, so you're prepared. Unfortunately, someone apparently forgot to tell you they keep inventing new ways of scam, and before you even notice your bank account has been robbed.

Assuming: You see the link, but you've often heard people complaining about how those links are fake. You don't enter it because you're scared and have no idea what will happen. And so you live happily ever after until your mom decides to buy you Minecraft and you die out of fatigue after playing for 150 hours straight.


So, simply put: everyone who's been on these forums for a while or possesses some common sense is in the "Assuming" -stage. Those in the "Not knowing" -stage have been living in a box, and first thing they exit it they probably won't be checking this thread. Thus you're trying to elevate the "Assuming" ones into "Knowing", and as demonstrated above that's not necessarily a good idea.

I really hope you get my point. I just hate it when I type for 15 or more minutes and the target doesn't understand what I'm getting at. It's frustrating.
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Posted 08 October 2011 - 06:46 PM

yes i have been to this site just to see if it is a virus but i haven't done the survey because i never complite surveys!!!
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