Buddy of mine hooked me up with the 5 day free trial, I registered on this site, received the product activation e-mail, and exactly 20 minutes after that I got a piece of spam from this site called epictoon about buying star trek credits.. Has this happened to anyone else? When I contacted epictoon to ask them how they got my e-mail, of course the guy I talked with had no idea. I've never registered on their site and had never heard of them until that piece of spam.. I am confused. I just can't believe that its a coincidence. So ahh ya.. I guess I really want to know what do the devs plan on doing about stuff like this.. Or are they the ones giving out my e-mail address to spammer sites like that.. I just can't fathom any other way they could have gotten my e-mail address so fast after registering the game. So what gives? =/
It's happening to everyone. Cryptic has realy managed to cut into it a lot, and they're working on other means of gettting rid of the gold spammers. It's a problem on every MMO site, though, and won't be completely curtailed until Cryptic locks-out the forum to non subscribers.
Doesn't matter that they allow subscribers to post in here or not. They simply hire a dude to sit and lurk the forums all day long to get names and e-mails of players playing in the game. Half of the gold-spammers that already have active subscriptions (those unbanned) will just sit here when they're not online spamming and pull names and other bio-data from your personal information. If they don't find you here, then they'll find you online.