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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 11
03-05-2010, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Kalarion
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....
*sighs* and why do people think spammers actually stand out when buying games?

As for some that have their account name as their handle... ok so? Use a secure password. It's not that difficult.
Lt. Commander
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# 12
03-07-2010, 12:01 PM
Also, keep your password in a file somewhere, and when you log in, just copy and paste the password instead of typing it in. This will help avoid a keylogger from getting your password (provided you don't have a keylogger when you type the password the first time), if you want to be ultra careful. Don't use the same user name and password you use for other games, either, and don't use the same name as any names you use on forums.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 13
03-07-2010, 07:16 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kalarion
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....
I have to say I agree with whats been said here a great deal. Cryptic unless your willing to deal with the problem of these people spamming us to the point where using chat in game has become a pointless exorcise, then taking the "just say no to drugs" sort of policy doesn't wash.

You want this to end? Track the spammers IP's and ban the subnet from logging into the game, when their ISP complains give them the logs of which IP's it was and have them deal with the users under most countries anti spamming laws. You have options but if you refuse to use them then you are just as guilty as the spammers.

As for the gold sellers here's an idea, sell credits in the c-store in amounts that undercut these sites if they don't have a product they will move on to other games.

I want to be social in game but until cryptic gets their spam problem under control why bother?
Lt. Commander
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# 14
03-08-2010, 04:52 AM
I don't agree with bind on pick-up for equipment, as it keeps me from being able to sell unwanted/unused reward equipment in the exchange.
Lt. Commander
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# 15
03-09-2010, 07:29 AM
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You want this to end? Track the spammers IP's and ban the subnet from logging into the game, when their ISP complains give them the logs of which IP's it was and have them deal with the users under most countries anti spamming laws.
Why not send that information to the ISP's immediately? Just make it part of the banning process.
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# 16
03-09-2010, 07:43 AM
There has to be some other way to get credits in game. For example, selling a ship along with the components of said ship, instead of just discharging the ship and it disappearing. It seems pointless to have to fly around like a maniac after a fight (or during) to get loot in order to sell it at a few hundred credits at a time. It's an incredibly long and painful process to get credits to upgrade your ship. Plus competing for said loot gets a little frustrating with the people you are fighting with.
Lt. Commander
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# 17 TY
03-10-2010, 12:24 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.

Ty..not mention buying credit's destroy's the economy of the game
Lt. Commander
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# 18
03-10-2010, 12:47 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by coraon
You want this to end? Track the spammers IP's and ban the subnet from logging into the game, when their ISP complains give them the logs of which IP's it was and have them deal with the users under most countries anti spamming laws. You have options but if you refuse to use them then you are just as guilty as the spammers.
Agree. Or go 1 step farther and don't allow new account to be created from IP subnets where the spamers have been reported. Post an error message. Something like, "We are sorry, there was a problem creating your account, please call Customer Support...". I doubt the gold-energy-sellers-spammers would call.

EDIT: Back on topic... get good Anit-Malware anit-Keylogger software and run them often.
Lt. Commander
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# 19
03-10-2010, 05:04 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roach View Post
I don't agree with bind on pick-up for equipment, as it keeps me from being able to sell unwanted/unused reward equipment in the exchange.
Or give it to other fleet members...

So basically I can't go Exploration Mark Farming to buy Weapons or other fancy stuff (besides consoles) for other fleet members...
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 20
03-11-2010, 08:49 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by USAFRet20 View Post
There has to be some other way to get credits in game. . . It seems pointless to have to fly around like a maniac after a fight (or during) to get loot in order to sell it at a few hundred credits at a time. It's an incredibly long and painful process to get credits to upgrade your ship. Plus competing for said loot gets a little frustrating with the people you are fighting with.
In game ways to make credits
(1) play the exploration missions. Besides badges there are "Drops" to gather
(2) play the exchange market game.. i.e. Buy and Sell
(3) Become a "Crafter" at Memory Alpha
(4) Become a "Tribble Breeder" and sell rare tribbles

all these are open, and I have done all of them.
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