In the past few days there have been alot of new accounts generated to mass mail users telling them they have been selected to win a DP.
Here is an example of one mail:
4:50:36 AM !!!!Congratulations!!!!
You are one of the selected 1000 users to get a free Donator Pack!!!
login for a free 30 days donator pack this is offer will end by the end of the day
so hurry and sign up!
THESE MAILS ARE 100% FAKE, Any promotions done on TC will be announced in Forums and handled by admins not brand new accounts. If you recieve a mail like this or any other kind of promotion that is not tied to staff please do not take part in it as its a good chance its false and someone trying to hack your account! Promotions for Torncity will NEVER be run OFFSITE and always on Torncity.com. We will do our best to help you retrieve your account in this situation but please remember we are not responsible for your account YOU are.
why do torn city staff have to ruin all the fun ! total ownage is the key, we are the key torn city is simply the keyhole PWNT!
no... i would have not told anyone about this stuff. the staff have told us so many time about this sort of thing. you would have to be george w. bush to get scammed. i say if someone is stupid enough to fall for it. they they "should" lose their account. and some staff member should post about how dumb people are.....
come on "kids"....... and i use the term lightly, cuz some of sure do act like little brats.
you should no better then to fall for this junk..... if you fell for something like this. i'm glad you did.... it help us get rid of all the stupid people playing this game, that are holding everyone else back....
oh and btw.... very funny. we got some smart a$$holes out there.;)
the scammers were using stolen accounts to send out the mails...all reported accounts were mail banned and most were fed jailed until the staff could sort out who were scammers and who were simply scammed...the accounts that were returned to their original owners are not scammers. and thats why it may appear that the scammers are out....that is not the case.
I was targeted for this special dp promotion, but considering I'm not a stupid idiot I deleted the message. No one should be dumb enough to fall for something this blatantly idiotic and if they do then it's there own fault. Think people! Sheesh!
gotta hand it to them i got the mail from an account that was +700 days old. fortunatly im not an idiot and my advice to everyone out there - if it seems too good to be true then it IS too good too be true.
Now correct me if I am wrong wasn't Ched put a challenge out to hackers a while ago? I am not saying this is his fault but I never did understand why he would send out a challenge to them to begin with.
I found it!
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