Phishing; The Silent Enemy. The Do's and Don'tsSafety Information
Posted 12 October 2011 - 10:12 AM
Posted 13 October 2011 - 08:28 AM
firstname.lastname@example.org (removed ".com" for possible security reasons)" when I investigate.
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Posted 22 October 2011 - 08:09 PM
Posted 23 October 2011 - 01:08 AM
Google has a service of their own here: http://www.google.co.../report_phish/. I've used it today on a link that a Youtube scam provides, and shortly after, the link provided any viewer with a big, ol' "This is a phishing website!" notice. Even though Google owns Youtube, it seems that Google directly is more reliable. I also do a whois.net search on the phishing link to dig down to the webhost, and report an abuse. It's come through several times, but as long as people are gullible, this form of phishing will always remain..
Posted 13 November 2011 - 06:22 PM
Subject title: Stellar Dawn - You are a beta tester!
Thank you for your application. We are happy to announce you are one of our beta testers!
We have spent many years working towards this game and we need you to help us find bugs or other issues with the game before we release it to the public.
Please follow this link to our of beta version of the game. (You can use your RuneScape account or your Stellar Dawn account to login)
We look forward to seeing you in space,
The Stellar Dawn Team
From Jagex ltd as usual,
I eagerly got on the link given, but for some reason they messed it up and it didn't work. Thankfully I had Mr Roo on skype with me, who told me to check if it was real - and the link ofc had a spelling error in it (stelardawn).. crisis averted.
Fairly shaken up atm, thought I was more clever than that XD
So yeah.. be careful.
Posted 24 December 2011 - 01:14 AM
Posted 10 January 2012 - 06:39 AM
From Runescape forums; QFC 275-276-2-63482276
We really appreciate all the information you have provided us in our battle against Phishers.
While we research and work continuously to improve our account security features in order to better protect you, our players, within your game, it is a fact that those who seek to ruin others enjoyment of RuneScape, also continue to attempt new ways of scamming legitimate players out of their accounts and hard earned items and XP.
So, we have created a new email address here at Jagex: email@example.com and what we would like you to do is FORWARD any phishing emails you receive to this address.
If you have not received a phishing email but you know of a URL anyway that you suspect to be related to account security, please feel free to send this to us as well, it's the same reporting email address for phishing emails and phishing websites - firstname.lastname@example.org.
That way, we have all the necessary info in one place and we can focus on getting these sites removed. Please remember to FORWARD and not copy and paste for phishing emails, we need to see all the info in the original email in order to be able to take effective action.
Once again, thanks for all your help.
Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:25 AM
A big thank you to Brandon for the signature!
Posted 03 February 2012 - 04:09 PM
Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:02 PM
"Your verification code will expire at 26-June-2011 14:53. To complete the address change, you will need to enter the validation code from a message that will be sent to your new email address."
Last time I checked it's February 9, 2012. Well after the expiration date.
Nice try, phishers.
Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:11 PM
Than I was contacted by: Mod Mark stating:
You will be contacted my an admin shortly. Please wait.
You have been chosen to be a Player Moderator. Submit your proposel at https:// runescapemod.C"om
I sadly, a vet of 8 years, fell for it because I was so excited about the chance to be a player mod. I went to the website, which appeared authentic and submitted my app and thats when they got all my info for I logged in with my user/pass.
I than logged off to play Battleship with my roommate for 30-40 minutes and when I tried to log back in, my password wouldn't be accepted.
They were unable to gain access to my bank, but took my rune pickaxe, ammy of glory & dragon platelegs.
Login IP address was s12.vpnod.com
Please make everyone aware of the new Phishing Scam! I'm afraid many will fall for this one.
http://www.runehq.co...t&attach_id=480 <-- screen shot
Edited by Bumbleflower, 29 February 2012 - 07:12 PM.
Posted 16 March 2012 - 03:53 PM
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:10 PM
Great Guide, was going to write one about this topic but I guess I don't need to anymore ^.^
Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:11 PM
This guide is really useful!! I myself have received emails like the aforementioned, but I just sweep delete them and don't even entertain a response.
I really do think that more of an effort on Jagexs behalf should be made to make players aware of what can happen.
Thanks to TomUK
Posted 25 June 2013 - 01:27 PM
Thanks I've had quite a few people trying to steal my account Thx for the help;)
Posted 19 February 2014 - 06:11 AM
Posted 20 February 2014 - 05:28 PM
So the only way Jagex will contact you is by in game mail messages?
Kudos to Brandon for the signature.
Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:49 PM
They may contact you via email in certain circumstance, but this is only if you reach out them using that method first, general speaking they prefer to use the in game message center for just about everything.
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