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# 1 Potential Scam email?
02-07-2011, 02:08 PM
Hello *******,



You recently entered the Star Trek Online: Architect Sweepstakes to win prizes from Intel, Atari and Cryptic. Guess what? You won! Iím writing to congratulate you on winning the grand prize in the Star Trek Online: Architect Sweepstakes.



In order for you to be eligible for your prize Ė Star Trek: The Original Series: Classic Captainís Chair Replica Ė you need to provide The Game Agency with a copy of your valid driverís license or federally issued identification. In order to be eligible, you must be a legal United States citizen currently living in the United States and be at least 18 years of age. You can mail a copy of your identification and the attached signed form to the address above or scan both and email them to Billy.Seay@thegameagency.com.



Winners release The Game Agency from any and all liability and responsibility with respect to the prize (including any property loss, damage, personal injury or death) and in connection with any lost, late, stolen, misdirected, damaged or destroyed prizing (or any element thereof). Winners acknowledge that the aforementioned individuals and entities have neither made nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, related to a prize.



Thank you,

The Game Agency

--
Billy Seay
Project Manager
The Game Agency
(Contact infor removed))



is this for real? i feel like im being scammed
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# 2
02-07-2011, 02:12 PM
Surely they would have named Cryptic in this and not "the Game Agency"
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# 3
02-07-2011, 02:14 PM
i had to be sure. plus i never entered any contests...though i wouldnt have been surprised if my friends entered me
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# 4
02-07-2011, 02:15 PM
Sounds "phishy."
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# 5
02-07-2011, 02:15 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptainThraxx
i had to be sure. plus i never entered any contests...though i wouldnt have been surprised if my friends entered me
If you didn't enter yourself i wouldn't trust it at all. Did the email have your own name or one of your character names on it
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# 6
02-07-2011, 02:23 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptainThraxx
though i wouldnt have been surprised if my friends entered me
Huh huh huh huh huh huh! Entered!

"The Game Agency" seems to be a third party company that specialises in this kinda thing.

Their Webpage is one huge flash thing. Given the circumstances I won't be enabling it.

Nevertheless, they ARE listed in the Rules and Regulations on http://www.startrekonline.com/architect/#/sweepstakes, so it may likely be legit.

Best advice is to wait for a dev to confirm before sending any personal info - and may I be the first to say 'grats'!
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# 7
02-07-2011, 02:25 PM
Send a PM to Stormshade, he'll probably know
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# 8
02-07-2011, 02:28 PM
Made a statement but I was wrong. Sorry for wasting time.
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# 9
02-07-2011, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by SciFiFan_78 View Post
I don't recall this being mentioned as one of the prizes.
It was the first prize for the winning entry
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# 10
02-07-2011, 02:30 PM
That contest was a looong while back... It was also a horrible and completely random contest. Maybe you won you lucky dog........
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