Fabrice Fabrice (pikapika217) wrote in gaiaonline,
Fabrice Fabrice
pikapika217
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what?

so, today, I got a message, and I'm really not sure if it's legit or not -



From: 000002 CRITICAL ERROR
To: Teddybear217
Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:56 pm
Subject: [NPC] PLEASE REPLY ASAP THANKYOU!


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[color=red]©Copyright serving Gaia since 2003 "Report Scanner". 2008 Gaia Interactive Device, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Attention User,
We are sorry to inform you that your account has been brought to our attention. Your account has been reported and needs to be investigated for further information. Like any other Gaian Administrator, we don’t normally ask for this information but to clear your report we must. You will be asked a few questions to verify that this is your account. Please fill out the information requested. If you were offline when you received this message, you've been given 24 hours to reply to this message as of the time you logged in. Otherwise this report will not be able to pass the maintenance.

ATTENTION!

We are very careful and want to make sure you are safe. This is the reason this message pops up. Though, your case is very rare, and in these cases we have no choice but for you to fill the form. It is very important you understand this.


Username:

Password:

E-Mail Address:

RECOMMENDATION!

We understand that it says not to give out the following required.
Though I am no scammer or hacker.
I am a Site Moderator that recommends you to give the following required.
Not so I can steal your items, though to scan your profile and make sure everything is secure.
Also, we know that if you were to put your password under password, it won't let the message get through.
So we ask you to put a score ( - ) between every letter.

NOTICES!
After scanning your account, if all is good and the reports are proven wrong, you will receive 5,000 gold from us. We would really appreciate it if you could cooperate. We have had to ban a lot of people for not complying.
Thank You!

PLEASE SEND BACK INFORMATION A.S.A.P

Yours sincerely,

-Gaia Administrator & Help Support Team-
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  • 7 comments
If you fall for this, and give them your password after Gaia has warned you MULTIPLE times never to give your password to ANYONE, you kinda deserve to get hacked. Just report the PM, message, email, whatever it was and go on your merry way.

Just in case, I'd change all your passwords, email and gaia, and make a harder security question for your email.
just making 100% sure. I haven't been really active on gaia for a few years
Eh, scammer. This was running during the Darwin tales recently; it's a scam.

Report. :D
Seriously.

How many times do the admins have to tell us that they never ask for passwords? It shouldn't even cross your mind that this might be legitimate. They don't need our password if they're going to ban us. Logic people.
DURRR. Why do people fall for this shit? its so obvious.

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Anonymous

December 15 2009, 19:37:23 UTC 8 years ago

DONT GIVE THEM YOUR PASS!
I did and got hacked,report it and forget about it!