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Psa: If You Get Messaged About A Minecon Cape Or Free Rank, Do Not Click The Link

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  1. Nyam

    Nyam egg QA HERO

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    I'll keep this short so no-one TL;DRs it

    So recently there's been a bunch of bots (or possibly people, I'm not sure) who are going around and messaging people something like this:

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    If you get messaged something like this with a link, do not click on the link or you'll lose your account. Take a screenshot of the message you were sent, upload it using Imgur or an alternative, and /report the account that messaged you the link, including the screenshot in your /report. Whatever you do, don't click the link. @Chownick has already lost an Apocalypse, an Az, a Guardian, and a near-perfect Virgo by clicking this.

    Please help to spread the word by sharing this thread with your friends so that they don't lose their stuff.

    Shortened link to this thread to make sharing easier: https://forums.wynncraft.com/threads/168947/
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2016
  2. FAZu

    FAZu 6 digit ping guy CHAMPION

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    same...
    [REDACTED]i reported him and he got punished tho

    -Please do not post the address of hackers or phishers on the forums, or in game.
    - Moe_Ronickah
     
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  3. NeonRider

    NeonRider Famous Adventurer CHAMPION

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    I've gotten that message too
     
  4. Happy New Year

    Happy New Year Please bring the shoutbox back VIP+

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    why would you click the link anyways...
     
  5. mizzkissy

    mizzkissy De enige echte! HERO

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    How can you lose your account by clicking on a link? :o
     
  6. bloww

    bloww SHOUTBOX STAN ACCOUNT xx HERO

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    They probs ask you for your Minecraft password/email
     
  7. flip

    flip Chef HERO

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    These bots when from forums to In-Game
    Can't wait til they get onto my desktop screen.
     
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  8. _Tinacraft_

    _Tinacraft_ Well-Known Adventurer VIP+

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    ya someone message me that as well
     
  9. RemRin

    RemRin Goddess of Air HERO

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    This message should be a sticky message or be reposted by a mod so it can be sticky. This is far to important to ignore since i see this is happening a lot and a lot of people can lose their account because of this.

    So please, sticky this until these spam bots do not occur anymore. I don't want people to quit wynn simply because they lost their account and items on it.
     
  10. Hajri

    Hajri of Arabia HERO

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    why get a mincon cape while u already have one
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    i wanna click that link
     
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  11. Moe_Ronickah

    Moe_Ronickah Traveling through hyperspace . . .. QA Manager QA CHAMPION

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    Mojang ONLY gives away capes to people who attend official Mojang events, such as Minecon.
    Any link that you click on, if they ask you for any passwords, LEAVE, immediately. Better yet, don't go to any links that are posted by someone that you've never heard of, or don't know.
    If you enter your password, you can be 100% certain that your account WILL be stolen, that you WILL lose items on one or more servers, and that you WILL have to go to Mojang to change your password. You might even have to recover your Mojang account by finding your transaction ID and proving that you are the owner of the account.
    Simple rule: If it sounds too good to be true, IT IS!!
     
  12. RemRin

    RemRin Goddess of Air HERO

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    Thank you for clearing up some things, but i still feel like a sticky is recommended on this. Right now it just does not get the attention it needs to get, and a sticky on this post will probably fix that issue. People will be more likely to click on this warning post if it stays on top of the forums, thus there will be less potential victims.
     
  13. Snerp

    Snerp Grand Terrainer Modeler HERO Builder

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    Hmmmm I've also had 2 people msg me saying "hi I've just added you as a friend idk why"
    Anyone else..?
     
  14. Florfy5

    Florfy5 a person

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    Someone pin this, it's actually important.

    Precisely. Another Rule: Don't believe everything you read.

    Just because someone SAYS something doesn't mean it's true. People lie, and the amount of lies differs depending on the person. It is a sad fact of life, but it's true. If a random person sends you a link and asks for your password, it is more likely that they are trying to fool you than it is that they're telling the truth.
     
  15. RamonaFlowers

    RamonaFlowers Subspace Delivery Girl CHAMPION

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    I got a message 6 hours ago from a person called iSnowy, who gave me the link. Obviously I was smart enough to realise it was an obvious scam and reported him/her to a mod. The mod took care of it. So yes, don't click on links telling you to get free minecon capes.
     
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    Zelefant wizard fortress will return one day HERO

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    I remember all the time on Mineplex there would be people spamming about free Minecon capes
     
  17. Nepeta Leijon

    Nepeta Leijon Rogue of Heart ♌ Leittarius CHAMPION

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    But, by that logic, I shouldn't believe what the people on this thread are saying is a scam, but at the same time, I shouldn't believe what the scammers are saying isn't a scam, but then that would mean that people on this thread are telling the truth, but I should believe that they're lying, which would mean the scammers...

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    WHAT IS REAL ANYMORE!?
     
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  18. Florfy5

    Florfy5 a person

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    Well, I don't think this is the first place "Free Minecraft Capes" have popped up, so... Yeah, you need to go by evidence :P

    Wait... PARADOX ALERT! PARADOX ALERT!

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    Happy New Year Please bring the shoutbox back VIP+

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    not even bots wants to be my friend
     
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  20. Ari The Dragon

    Ari The Dragon That dragon that's studying magic HERO

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    I already have to prove I own my account with my transaction ID, because I don't have access to my old Email... and I don't have a single way to access my transaction ID... lol
     
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