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Career Officer
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 310
# 11
04-15-2013, 05:22 AM
I got a mail from egpal as well... My advice would be for devs to agree to this, meet the toon and do the trade then traceroute that player, block their IP, report them to the police, interpol etc etc and THEN sue them for attempting to defraud the company... then hunt em n burn their houses down and eat their goldfish!!!

Agreed...whoever falls for this is VERY stupid...
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 668
I had just got a spam From Egpal in the ingame mail system.

These guys need to be stoped i am getting sick of them.First they spammed the Chat system and now they are spamming the in game mail system bad enough i had to block all these annoying pricks in chat box now in game mail wtf i dont need this crap.

And a few of people on my friends got the same stuff.
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 13
04-15-2013, 03:24 PM
You can never stop a human from taking advantage of something. anyone can create a free account, anyone can send a mail.

best thing is just hit the report button and ignore them.

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Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 752
# 14
04-16-2013, 12:16 PM
humm.. RMT's working STO again? They tried when the game first launched and discovered the only thing they could farm was E-Cred, and they were charging way way way way to much for it as really honestly if you want E-Cred's there is no reason a highly active player can't generate a million in a days time just by vendoring trash drops. You just got to do a lot of missions is all.

Now an RMT thats tring to get personal information is much more likely.

RMT's dealing with STO aren't going to be able to get you a good deal. Period, end of line.

If you must deal with an RMT us a pre paid credit card, not one that draws on a typical savings or checking account. That way you can can still make rent and food for the month AFTER they go back and sponge up where ever other money is left on the CC. Assume RMT's are NOT on honest business. In most nations they are not considered either a legitimate business or a legal one.

I wonder how the Chinese would feel about having thier data infrastructure, industries, and entertainment services treated exactly the same way they seem to treat every one else? I include the Chinese government as China is still run by the party, and the people army.
Such activity would not happen with out the absolute permission of the government, the party, and the army. Do not assume that any RMT's operating out of China are anything other then a way of China gathering forign trade dollors, and gaining black money that can be used to support ongoing activities detrimental and destabilizing to other nations.

a Fact. Most if not all RMT's operating out of China are either tied to the people army,
or out right criminal orginizations operating without licence or sanction of any kind. The Ones tied to the army are at least honest and do indeed give you what you pay for. It keep customers happy and they come back for more. Most of thier customers being little minors and young adults and having no clue that they are helping to support international cyber terrorism.

5 years back I decided to do some digging into RMT's including, seeing that in a number of cases they had turned into some fairly profitable busnesses. I was going to invest. After checking with about 35 RMT's operating out of China I discovered I could not invest. Only chinese citizens can invest in them due to thier ties with the army.

Spread the word folks. We really don't want to support international cyber terrorisim!

P.S. Yea I know to some of you it may sound paranoid and like something out of the last century (the 20th, I'm sure you heard about it.. a lot of stuff happened!) Sometimes reality IS over the top. Funny thing is, is China doesn't even try particularly hard to conceal this.
Can't say I blame them.. after all, if other society's can't regulate thier OWN citizens into not funding hostile covert operations via obvious front orginizations, well, obviously this simply reveals the soft currupt inner core of these societies! People revolution just waiting for the right trigger! Please to Remember, the Chinese are still serious about communisim/socialism. They DO NOT look at things the way other nations do at all. And the cyber terrorisim orginating out of China, and supported by china is not done for the most part directly and maintains the illusion of spontaneous will of the people to act to support socialist revolution the world over... but... especially in the Unites.
Mao Tsetung might have started a much needed revolution in China, but the retoric of subversion continues apace with out him. Lot of true belivers in China. Just be aware.
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Career Officer
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# 15 Email Spam
04-18-2013, 09:19 PM
Anyone getting those annoying email spam coming to your inbox?
All relating to selling STO credits and getting a discount.

Yes I have added the email addresses to my ignore box, but next day i get another one in from a different addy. Very bloody annoying.
Being a lifer, I did not pay to receive this and did not agree to have advertisement sent to my ingame email box.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 4
# 16
04-19-2013, 10:45 AM
Yes, we all receive them. Yes, we all find them annoying.

Only thing that we can do is to put them under ignore. Its something all online games are suffering from.
Captain
Join Date: Jan 2013
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# 17
04-19-2013, 11:16 AM
I got 2 this morning, from different addresses

STO could block it if they wanted to
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# 18
04-19-2013, 12:11 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by omnia1960 View Post
Anyone getting those annoying email spam coming to your inbox?
All relating to selling STO credits and getting a discount.

Yes I have added the email addresses to my ignore box, but next day i get another one in from a different addy. Very bloody annoying.
Being a lifer, I did not pay to receive this and did not agree to have advertisement sent to my ingame email box.
You do understand that this is not from Cryptic/PWE, right? This is people creating free accounts as throwaways and trying to make a fast buck.

Do not just ignore these... use the report as spam option or open a ticket. That will alert Cryptic that they need to close down that account.


Quote:
Originally Posted by ursusmorologus View Post
I got 2 this morning, from different addresses

STO could block it if they wanted to
And how do they do that without blocking legitimate users?

Just as it is not easy to completely block spam from your personal email account, it's not easy to block it in the in-game mail system either.

Even if the game weren't F2P we'd still have to deal with goldspammers every now and then. But between closing profitable exploits and limiting the ability to spam, Cryptic can put a finger in the leaky dam and keep the flood back.
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Captain
Join Date: Jan 2013
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# 19
04-19-2013, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by bluegeek View Post
And how do they do that without blocking legitimate users?
There are so many ways, you should not even have to ask.

Just for starters, block unconfirmed F2P accounts from sending email until they complete the tutorial. Boom you just added an hour to their time costs without harming legitimate users.

Or, you know, limit the volume of mail on new accounts to 5 mail per hour.

There are soo many ways. Dont be apologizing for cryptic, they made it low-priority because the legitimate customers arent complaining enough, your coming out to play interference for them just keeps it low priority.
Captain
Join Date: Nov 2012
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# 20
04-19-2013, 02:32 PM
Yeah, I got a couple as well.. I suppose it's bittersweet that STO is doing well enough for it to attract this kind of attention.

I would be happy with options to automatically block mail coming from people not on my friends list, account, or fleet(s). Because honestly, those are the only places I want to get mail from.


Edit: Also, the way most of these sites work is by phishing account information from legitimate users, cleaning those accounts of their worth and then using those established account to spam more people into visiting their malware infested sites to repeat the process - much like a virus. There is nothing legal about it and the only throw-away accounts are the gibberish ones. If you get a mail from someone with even a slightly coherent name, that is a compromised account.

Last edited by szerontzur; 04-19-2013 at 02:39 PM.
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