Important Pre-order Upgrade Scam! Please read.

Discussion in 'Rules & Announcements' started by mollygos, Jul 17, 2013.

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Important Pre-order Upgrade Scam! Please read.

Discussion in 'Rules & Announcements' started by mollygos, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. mollygos

    mollygos Community Manager Starbound Developer

    Hey guys,
    It's come to our attention that someone's been sending out scam e-mails to the tune of:


    These aren't from us, and may be dangerous! We don't have an "upgrade tier" feature in our store system-- we can only issue "upgrades" by refunding your purchase so that you can re-purchase a different tier, and we don't issue them just because people post on the forums. :p

    Please don't click links like this one, and never ever enter your password or any other sensitive information when prompted to by shady e-mails. We will never ask for those.
  2. Dust

    Dust Pangalactic Porcupine

    You know you're doing something right when people are trying to build scams around your product.

    Thank you Molly for bringing this to our attention.
  3. vinxce

    vinxce Void-Bound Voyager

    Oh, i didn't receive that one, but i'm aware about it now. Thank you Molly! :3
  4. ImpKeeper

    ImpKeeper Aquatic Astronaut

    aw thats annoying :(. hope noone gets caught in this trap :(
  5. Cabb

    Cabb Zero Gravity Genie

    Thank you for letting us know!

    This is why I love the dev team, they care about their community!
  6. Tessitura

    Tessitura Astral Cartographer

    Thanks molly!
    Seriously.
    Keep up the good work! ;D
  7. Chibi

    Chibi Big Damn Hero

    Thanks for the heads up!
  8. Detective Molly is on the case !
    Thank you for the heads up Molly, good job !
  9. se05239

    se05239 Star Wrangler

    This reminds me, I have seen a video on youtube with a large "download Starbound now!" link to it.
    Lets see if I can dig it up..

    EDIT: Removed the link, since youtube removed it from youtube.
  10. BlastRed

    BlastRed Phantasmal Quasar

    .____. well. thats obviously fake. jk.
  11. robflop

    robflop Industrial Terraformer

    Haha, that vid is so dumb, you can even see that the Gameplay is from one of Tiy's Streams.
    Reported him and the vid.
  12. Netrolf

    Netrolf Starship Captain

  13. snoeppen

    snoeppen Star Wrangler

    Can't understand how some people fall for scams like "download this, run that."
    Inclined To Run and Shippo like this.
  14. mollygos

    mollygos Community Manager Starbound Developer


    I remember some people falling for that ages and ages ago, unfortunately! :( But the video was removed from Youtube.

    edit: Oh, I see this was a NEW video. In any case, Youtube was pretty quick in taking it down! Thanks to any who reported it.
  15. Thomas Mulholland

    Thomas Mulholland Master Chief

    Thanks for the warning, there's always some opportunist trying to take advantage!
  16. Argthrond

    Argthrond Master Astronaut

    Thanks for saying it! :p
    Axe Garian and Dat Critter like this.
  17. MEWMEW

    MEWMEW Pangalactic Porcupine

  18. Bastard Man

    Bastard Man Zero Gravity Genie

    This should probably be made more aware in the next daily update, as some people don't check forums or facebook.
  19. Bacon

    Bacon Cosmos Killer

    This is pretty normal and as many games the Youtube Videos with "Free Downloads". Scams, Emails, Fake Sites, etc... Will increase greatly.

    Well, we're on the Internet, i guess we all know this happens.
    If you still clicking such links in your email / random sites you're needing some "how to remain safe on the internet" lessons.
  20. Bastard Man

    Bastard Man Zero Gravity Genie

    y
    Your profile picture is hilarious lol
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