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Archived Post 03-03-2010 07:24 PM

Keep Your Account Safe - Don't Buy Resources, Don't Share Your Account
 
Hey Everyone!

I just wanted to make a post that talks about some ways to keep your account safe.

Keep your username and password to yourself!

This includes anyone and everyone. We do not support the sharing of accounts. Regardless of how much you trust someone, you are putting everything on your account at risk whenever you give another person access.


Never visit websites that offer in-game currency for real money

The primary reason for this is that that it's against the rules. We track account activity and will completely remove game access from any accounts that are found purchasing energy credits for real life currency.

The secondary reason is that many of these sites are fraud operations. The websites use several techniques to bait users into sharing confidential information.

Examples:
  • The website requires your game username and password so they can log into your account to give you the resources. DON'T DO IT.
  • The website requires you to create an account with a password. They will then hope that you will create an account with the same username and password as your game account. DON'T MAKE AN ACCOUNT ON THEIR WEBSITE.
  • They will offer you the ability to purchase something with a credit card. They do this so that they can steal your credit card information. DON'T EVER ENTER YOUR CREDIT CARD OR PERSONAL INFORMATION ON ANY WEBSITES THAT CLAIM TO SELL STO CURRENCY OR ITEMS.
  • Their website may contain viruses or trojans that will eventually end up stealing your game account or credit card information for fraudulent use. A reason to completely avoid these sites altogether.

Archived Post 03-03-2010 07:43 PM

Ok you got it! While I see your post about ingmae money for real money. Please tell me you are working on a better way to stop game spammers. Plus we all know. Bind on Pickup should be way better gear than Bind on equipt.

Archived Post 03-03-2010 07:55 PM

I don't think the op is being clear enough. Could I have a puppet show?

Archived Post 03-03-2010 08:42 PM

All That Glitters

Who would have thought that people who are in the business of systematically violating game rules and numerous international trade laws can't be trusted with personal identity, game account and credit card information? :p

Archived Post 03-03-2010 09:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GM_Destra
Hey Everyone!

I just wanted to make a post that talks about some ways to keep your account safe.

Keep your username and password to yourself!

Sage advice; of course, it would've been nice to know that your username can show up in-game (by clicking the "Show account names" checkbox under Chat Configuration -> Options) before we were able to create our accounts... but, if you never learn from your mistakes...

And yes, I'm aware they've got a fix in testing.

Archived Post 03-04-2010 12:21 AM

Quote:

Sage advice; of course, it would've been nice to know that your username can show up in-game (by clicking the "Show account names" checkbox under Chat Configuration -> Options) before we were able to create our accounts... but, if you never learn from your mistakes...

And yes, I'm aware they've got a fix in testing.
username and account name are two different things.
my name that shows up in STO and on the forum (Eleriel) is completely different from the one I used to log in (no, I aint telling you what it is).
but... if, when you created your account you put the same thing in both fields, then yes.. your accountname and username is the same, and as you say, you'll soon(tm) be able to fix that.

Archived Post 03-04-2010 03:33 AM

Google's out to get me!
 
These STO goldfarmer sites are already too big - that one little google ad @ the top of my gmail inbox has managed to advertise for one!

This post has been edited to remove content which violates the Cryptic Studios Forum Usage Guidelines ~GM Tiyshen

Archived Post 03-04-2010 05:34 PM

I made the mistake of let my friend play my account few weeks ago and we fell out last week on monday he stole my account

thank god I got a life time back at release helped me prove I was the owner and I got my account back

so my advice learn from me dont let any friends know your password even if you been friends so long your like brothers!

Archived Post 03-04-2010 05:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GM_Destra
Hey Everyone!

I just wanted to make a post that talks about some ways to keep your account safe.

Keep your username and password to yourself!

This includes anyone and everyone. We do not support the sharing of accounts. Regardless of how much you trust someone, you are putting everything on your account at risk whenever you give another person access.


Never visit websites that offer in-game currency for real money

The primary reason for this is that that it's against the rules. We track account activity and will completely remove game access from any accounts that are found purchasing energy credits for real life currency.

The secondary reason is that many of these sites are fraud operations. The websites use several techniques to bait users into sharing confidential information.

Examples:
  • The website requires your game username and password so they can log into your account to give you the resources. DON'T DO IT.
  • The website requires you to create an account with a password. They will then hope that you will create an account with the same username and password as your game account. DON'T MAKE AN ACCOUNT ON THEIR WEBSITE.
  • They will offer you the ability to purchase something with a credit card. They do this so that they can steal your credit card information. DON'T EVER ENTER YOUR CREDIT CARD OR PERSONAL INFORMATION ON ANY WEBSITES THAT CLAIM TO SELL STO CURRENCY OR ITEMS.
  • Their website may contain viruses or trojans that will eventually end up stealing your game account or credit card information for fraudulent use. A reason to completely avoid these sites altogether.

No offense to Cryptic but this will work if only Cryptic takes a active part in stopping these spammers and actively not accept thier money when they buy new copies after getting thier accounts ban.

In a usual week I will get roughly 8-9 spammer mail in my mail box and used to get 10 or more spam messages before turning off TELL. Often times will see spammers parked outside SOL system and in zone chat and even with the complaints to the GM's nothing is done about it. So it leaves me and others with the impression that Cryptic Supports these spammers to make a profit.......

As for the other fools who click on those sites you deserve to have your accounts stolen and banned....

Archived Post 03-04-2010 05:58 PM

Honestly some of you guys make me feel so bad.

I like to think of myself as a normal bloke that happens to play mmo's.

When something as easy as a post like this 1 is you still find time to find a fault.

This is a simple warning and already the vulture's are around,they did not mention gold farmers only how to protect your account!

Honestly guys get a grip!


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