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3-31-2010 @ 11:10AM
People actually fall for stuff like this?If you are that stupid you deserve it.
3-31-2010 @ 11:25AM
Not really... my girlfriend plays WoW casually and goes for long breaks without playing. She loves playing her characters on her account, but if she gets something coming up supposedly from Blizzard asking for her details for a seemingly legit reason, I would think she'd enter the information. After all, she's not like us knowing up to date info on all scams etc.That's why people fall for scams, because they're so believable, especially to new or inexperienced players. Saying someone deserves to get hacked for not knowing the ins and outs of the internet and the game is similar to saying someone deserves to get rickets because they didn't know they had to have lots of vitamin D in their diet!Please give a little bit of thought before you go saying mildly cruel things like this! :)
3-31-2010 @ 11:27AM
I am so tired of people saying that on these sorts of posts. Really? Is that all you have to contribute? "..."they deserve it."Please, save it.
3-31-2010 @ 11:35AM
People fall for scams because they are ignorant. The kind of people that fall for stuff like this are the same people that have heavily infected computers. They click on anything and everything out there and they are the ones that cause the problems with the internet as a whole. I have zero sympathy for someone that gets bit by this or gets a virus. It is not about knowing the latest scams out there it is about common sense. If someone came up to you on the street outside of a bank and was wearing a Chase Bank name tag and asked you for your account information you wouldn't give it to them. This is no different.
3-31-2010 @ 11:46AM
I totally agree that this is the equivalent to giving your bank account information to someone because they claim to be from a bank. The difference is that almost everyone has enough social intelligence not to fall for that kind of scam because they are used to trying to identify people who are lying to them or trying to steal from them.We do not all have the same level of awareness on how to identify software or internet sites that are trying to steal from us, nor do we have millions of years of evolution dedicated to pre-programming it into us. An otherwise intelligent person can fall for internet scams.I just wish that people who were suckers would admit to themselves that they were suckers and go buy authenticators.
Oh Michael, I hope you're one of the special people that think they're too smart for an authenticator.
3-31-2010 @ 12:03PM
People are not ignorant just because they get scammed. It happens to the most technical and internet savvy people. Think please before you call victims of scamming ignorant or saying they deserve it. You never know one day it might happen to you.
3-31-2010 @ 12:40PM
Amazingly children, and people who are not computer savvy bought this game and play it from the sheer "hype" alone. Then they either love/leave the game just as fast, so it can happen.Those same people can also probably excrete fecal matter that has more intellectual value than your statement. This goes for every other dick, with the "Durr you can't be that dumb statements."
3-31-2010 @ 2:47PM
@Michaelallow me to fix your scenario. it'd be the same as someone on the street going into what they thought was their usual bank, with the typical setup that they're used to, and walking up to a teller with a name tag and everything, who then asks for account info before logging into your account so that you can take money out. only difference would be them asking an extra "odd" question like these hackers do, that might not seem that out of the ordinary. most people would just continue along with this.so saying that these people deserve to be hacked because they believe a launcher that looks very authentic is ridiculous. because of the logo, the font, the little lock/key picture, it looks to be something that could honestly be from blizzard. the only reason that we notice it is because we're aware of these hacking schemes and can tell by subtle little details that it is not the real launcher. a common person who does not even attempt to stay up to date on these things could easily believe this. just like a person who only actually went into the bank on occasion might miss the subtle details that would make you aware that it was a scam.
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