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Submitted by urgentfury 795d ago | news

PlayStation reminds you that PSN Code Generators are Fake and Dangerous

In a tweet today, PlayStation reminded everyone that these so-called PSN Code generators are nothing more than a phishing scam.

So we went to one of these PSN Generator Sites and test it out...

Remember do not bother with the site it is nothing more than a scam to make the site owners money (PS3, Tag Invalid)

Credit url: twitter.com
Snookies12  +   795d ago
Lol, were people really stupid enough to try this?
urgentfury  +   795d ago
You would be surprised how many really do fall for these types of scams
-Mika-  +   795d ago | Well said
Look don't call people stupid for trying this. Some people were just caught up in the moment and wasn't thinking properly. Im pretty sure you fell for something like this once too. Get off your high horse and stop insulting others.
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Series_IIa  +   794d ago | Funny
Mika is admitting he tried this.
sdozzo  +   794d ago
Agreed.
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BrianC6234  +   794d ago
"Look don't call people stupid for trying this."

No, he's right. Anyone who fell for this is stupid. Did you fall for it -Mika_? You must have if you think they aren't. There's too many scams out today. Don't fall for any of them.
Baka-akaB  +   794d ago
" Some people were just caught up in the moment and wasn't thinking properly"

That's the very definition of stupid .

" Im pretty sure you fell for something like this once too"

Nope never happened and unlikely to ever happens , but whatever comforts you
Blacktric  +   794d ago
"Look don't call people stupid for trying this. Some people were just caught up in the moment and wasn't thinking properly"

OH GOD MY SIDES HAVE EXPLODED!

Thank you Mika, for making me nearly sh*t my pants because of laughter.
SilentNegotiator  +   794d ago
If nothing else, I think we can all agree that it is a stupid thing to DO.

But in all fairness, people that fall for those scams are probably higher in stupidity percentage than the general population.

You gotta research EVERY site you use, people.
kreate  +   794d ago
i think mika is trying to say that most people at some point fell for something and there is no need to make fun of people.

whether its a scam or taken an offer which could of bid for more, or signed a paper without the full details, or bought something on craigslist that wasnt fully functional, or bought something from the chinese and found out its a knock-off. bought something from the internet and the picture was mis-leading. amazon/ebay scams. whatever.

i kind of think a lot of younger, more in-experienced people in general would fall for scams. not necessarily that they are stupid.
i dont think the word 'stupid' is the politically correct term here unless u just enjoy making fun of other's misfortunes.

i think most people fell for something at one point or another in their life and forgot about it or doesnt want to admit it.

in general a person's life is harder and shorter the lower the person's intelligence level.

but yeah.. let's not get carried away here. next thing u know, u will get scammed from something else.

and knowing N4g users... there's a lot of stupid people here.
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Nikhil  +   794d ago
Guess we know Mika is one of the idiots that fell for this...
DragonKnight  +   794d ago
I think the more important issue than whether or not Mika did this is that these things exist because of all the idiot publishers making stupid pre-order bonus deals or collector's edition deals that make people want to look for these codes online.

Hell, if you bought a standard AC3 copy and didn't pre-order it from one of like 4 different stores, you have about 4 outfits missing and the best sword in the game. That's pathetic. And the worst part is that stores that do pre-orders like EB Games generally do so to get more money for themselves. You'd think publishers would know this and stop doing these deals, but noooooo.

**EDIT** I understand that this is about stuff like PSN cards, but the codes for content like outfits are in the same boat. There are sites that claim to give you codes for these things if you do a survey. Thankfully, as soon as I see "do a survey" I know it's a scam right away. Ususally if you can get codes to this stuff online, it's on a place like gamefaqs.
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dazzrazz  +   794d ago
Yes they were, are you can just search on youtube they have codes for everything even games that are not even out yet lol :P
0pie  +   794d ago
never underestimate the stupidity of mankind...
KwietStorm  +   794d ago
Are people stupid enough to try to get free money? -Mika- is defending them. That should give you your answer.
StrawHatPatriot  +   794d ago
I will honestly admit, I tried it.
Skate-AK  +   794d ago
Bubbs for keeping it real.
SilentNegotiator  +   794d ago
Well.....if you didn't give away personal info (and I can't imagine what a site would gain if you didn't - maybe ad revenue)....
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ReservoirDog316  +   794d ago
Best way to get psn cards online for free and legit is with the app AppTrailers on ios or android. Also, swagbucks.com is really good for them.

I don't wanna be marked for spam so just research it yourself or pm me if you really want more info.
acemonkey  +   794d ago
i would say yeah..theres hacks out there almost for anything...people steal and pirate everything lol... i think my nephew downloaded Mircro points once and his computer crash and broke lol and after that he download a Mortal Kombat Classic skins and got the samething but the virus didnt kill his computer like the Microsoft points
fatstarr  +   794d ago
So and so virtual item bla bla generators are in the top 5 of internet scams

The key to success is belief
If you show a proof video and get a mass group of people to spread the word that its legit, you can get tons of victims

And technically to extent generators exist ex key crackers and such.

But people are easy to fool, lol it should have clicked on that bright light once it stated Asking you for user names and passwords
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ziggurcat  +   794d ago
and the same idiots that uses that stupid site are the first ones to claim that their CC info was stolen because of the PSN hack, too...
MasterCornholio  +   794d ago
Yep and when you realize that you been banned your screwed.

Motorola RAZR i
bubblebeam  +   794d ago
But then they can blame Sony and we can have "Sony's PS3 is under attack by hackers" articles all over again. /s

People who get banned only have themselves and/or whoever dropped them on their head when they were young.
FarCryLover182  +   794d ago
These things are all over youtube and when people comment on videos with stuff like "go to my page for this," it's shocking that those comments get so many likes.
XB1_PS4  +   794d ago
Most likely multiple accounts.
FarCryLover182  +   794d ago
True, but some of these that I see have like 50 likes sometimes. Messed up.
awesomeperson  +   794d ago
People can pay for services to give them a heap of likes to get the top comment spot and then generate traffic to wherever they want (you see it a lot on movie trailers and the like where they advertise to go to ____ to see it free, etc.)
Tonester925  +   794d ago
Lol I used one to get into a BETA and it worked!

Never tried again though ;-)
urgentfury  +   794d ago
You are one of the lucky few then that got a working code.
Legion  +   794d ago
He is lying... no such thing happened.
Y_5150  +   794d ago
I believe their are some people that do fall for this because of greed or other reasons. Just like how some guy sent me chain mail on PSN saying it's PS3's 4th birthday and to celebrate send it to your your friends to get $50...really people believe that in 2012.
KwietStorm  +   794d ago
I get those every few months, and I have no problem reporting dummies on my friends list. Apparently PS3 is so awesome, it ages backwards.
onandonandon  +   794d ago
Congratulations, you've just won an Iphone4! Press disagree to claim your prize!
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Detoxx  +   794d ago
Lol
Aghashie  +   794d ago
haha! ...hey! I desagree, now where is my iPhone? just kidding.
MrDead  +   794d ago
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Also who wouldn't spend 30 seconds on Google to see if its a scam or not?

But hey if anyone wants to buy a £50 PSN voucher off me I'm selling them for a bargain price of just all your money.
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GammaSix  +   794d ago
LMAO mika is so retarded
NeoTribe  +   794d ago
No shit. Anyone trying to beat the sytem and steal deserves to get screwed.

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