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Old 03-09-2007, 02:19 PM #1
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Official statement regarding account phishing

Recently several situations have come to light in which users have been fraudulently led to believe that a Moderator from PbNation is attempting to gain information from them via AIM or some other form of instant messenger. It is our duty to inform you that such things are occurring and to take extra protection in protecting your account information.

No official representatives from PbNation will contact you in order to gain private information from you such as your password. To communicate with users we use PbNation’s integrated Private Messaging system and not AIM, as you cannot verify who truly is communicating with you via AIM.

Additionally, people may take advantage of the trust given to Moderators of PbNation via claiming to be a Moderator for PbNation over AIM. If a person claims to be a Moderator over AIM the best course of action at this point would be to ask them to verify their identity via using PbNation’s Private Messaging system. Remember only to continue with financial or material transaction if you feel comfortable with the circumstances as PbNation is not responsible for financial or material loss.

PbNation will not ask you over AIM for any account sensitive details and if you feel that someone is fraudulently attempting to gain access to your account you are advised to cease all communication with said person and bring the subject to the attention of the PbNation Staff.

PbNationฎ, LLC DISCLAIMS ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM, ARISING OUT OF OR ANY WAY RELATED TO (A) ANY ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS FROM THIS SITE AND ITS CONTENT,INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TECHNICAL INACCURACIES AND TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, (B) ANY THIRD PARTY WEBSITES OR CONTENT THEREIN DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ACCESSED THROUGH LINKS IN THIS SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS THEREFROM, (C) THE UNAVAILABILITY OF THIS SITE OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, (D) YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, OR (E) YOUR USE OF ANY EQUIPMENT OR SOFTWARE IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SITE.

TLDR Version: PbNation staff won't contact you via AIM and ask for your personal information. Don't give out your username and password to ANYONE, ever.
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Old 03-09-2007, 02:53 PM #2
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I love how even the updates now have tl;drs.

Have there been alot of lost accounts resulting from phishing?
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Old 03-09-2007, 02:59 PM #3
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someone contacted me a few weeks ago doing this,he claimed to be hobbyhorse.
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Old 03-09-2007, 03:07 PM #4
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I love how even the updates now have tl;drs.

Have there been alot of lost accounts resulting from phishing?
Not a lot, but it is unfortunate (for the user) when it does happen.
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Old 03-09-2007, 03:53 PM #5
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Old 03-09-2007, 04:27 PM #6
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Old 03-09-2007, 04:39 PM #7
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tell them that you are going to go to their house and slay their parents......because only a kid would do that crap
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Old 03-09-2007, 04:58 PM #8
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you have to be an idiot to give your password.
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Old 03-09-2007, 05:37 PM #9
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ouch
i feel bad for anyone that would actually give out their password at all...
let alone over AIM or another non-nation source
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Old 03-09-2007, 06:32 PM #10
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Not a lot, but it is unfortunate (for the user) when it does happen.
It would definately be disappointing if the user was an ASM. Then the phisher gains not only the ASM benefits and reknown, but also the feedback of the user. Plus, the user loses $30 .
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Old 03-09-2007, 10:37 PM #11
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Old 03-09-2007, 11:01 PM #12
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tl;dr for the legal stuff?



j/k dont give out your password kiddies
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Old 03-10-2007, 07:36 AM #13
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tl;dr for the legal stuff?



j/k dont give out your password kiddies
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I havn't had this happen to me. Good idea letting people know about it.

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Old 03-10-2007, 12:22 PM #16
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It would definately be disappointing if the user was an ASM. Then the phisher gains not only the ASM benefits and reknown, but also the feedback of the user. Plus, the user loses $30 .
it goes farther than that, they can control all of their B/S/T threads, change all the prices so that items do sell, change the paypal address to receive the funds, and then leave the real owner of the account in a mess.
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Old 03-10-2007, 12:24 PM #17
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TLDR Version: PbNation staff won't contact you via AIM and ask for your personal information. Don't give out your username and password to ANYONE, ever.
I swear, what is this AOL now?
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Old 03-10-2007, 04:22 PM #19
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keyloggers can also hack into people. Not many people use those though. But it is good to know that all of the pbn staff is loyal
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you have to be an idiot to give your password.
First time I've ever agreed with you.

The only people that know my password is me and my best friend who just surfs PBN.
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Old 03-10-2007, 09:39 PM #21
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you have to be an idiot to give your password.
True---if people use keyloggers to hack pnb accounts, that's pretty sad....
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