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31 Jul 2010
By Cordeos

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PSN message spam "Hi there i am James Mclane"

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i just this message over the PSN from one of my friends

"Hi there i am James Mclane and i work at sony PS3 developments. It is comin up to the PS3's 4th birthday and for sony and all PSN users to celebrate we are offering £40 on the PSN store for anyone who spreads the news to all of their friends (including the person that sent you this message). Once you do this an alert message will come up on screen and tell you a unique code that will give you this money on the store. You better act fast because this offer is only for this week so hurry up and get sendin"

With its poor grammar, spelling and capitalization (what official Sony message doesn't capitalize the "S"?) this is pretty obviously spam, but I'm not sure exactly whats going on. I would advise steering clear of this.

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Re: PSN message spam "Hi there i am James Mclane"

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Re: PSN message spam "Hi there i am James Mclane"

If it had been John Mclane sending you the spam I'd have been impressed given all his heriocs at the Nakatomi Plaza.

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Re: PSN message spam "Hi there i am James Mclane"

Follow these steps;

 

1. Report the PSN ID that sent you this ove at www.ps3reporting.com

2. Block the person who sent it

3. Dance.

 

MB

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Re: PSN message spam "Hi there i am James Mclane"

:Lol: good advice....

 

have you seen the one thats making the rounds as we speak?

i got it the other day....

 

"hi i'm Kevin Butler from sony computer company......!!!!!!  :Lol:

we need you're help in testing the messaging system

if you send this message to 30 of you're friend you will get $50 added to you're wallet money lol

me (Kevin) and sony are tracking this message to make sure you send to 30 friends

i thank you."

 

now there is soo many things wrong with it where would you start...:Lol:

 

and just in case... THE ABOVE MESSAGE IS SPAM IT IS NOT BY ANY MEANS SET FROM SONY

or from Kevin for that matter...:smileywink:

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Re: PSN message spam "Hi there i am James Mclane"


MusterBuster wrote:

Follow these steps;

 

1. Report the PSN ID that sent you this ove at www.ps3reporting.com

2. Block the person who sent it

3. Dance.

 

MB


i like this part...:smileyvery-happy:

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Is the dancing really necessary :smileysurprised: Im afraid I'll break something :smileysad:



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Re: PSN message spam "Hi there i am James Mclane"

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Hey buddy... i got the same message but mine is from a PSNID of [Removed] and says his name was Ken Shields....  Tried to report it but the report page says that the date and time i put in was incorrect....  got me on that one, but hope they catch this fella..

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Re: PSN message spam "Hi there i am James Mclane"

 


STONE-5572 wrote:

Hey buddy... i got the same message but mine is from a PSNID of ******* and says his name was Ken Shields....  Tried to report it but the report page says that the date and time i put in was incorrect....  got me on that one, but hope they catch this fella..


 

Just so you know, whilst spam is a pain in the backside, naming and shaming is against house rules :smileywink:

 

Give the reporting thing another go though, as it will all help cut back on the spam :smileyhappy:

* YLOD? * *PSN Connection Problems?* *Blu Ray Problems

And we weren't even testing for that.. :Thumbs:

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Re: PSN message spam "Hi there i am James Mclane"

Ive also received that same message a few times in the past and just ignored it, Think I shall delete the user who sent it to me think he's a German guy or something wont report him as he may have just fell for it himself,, By the way what sort of Dance should I do once done and would it be OK to do the dance in Home as I cant dance.

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