Important Pre-order Upgrade Scam! Please read.

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Important Pre-order Upgrade Scam! Please read.

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

  1. mollygos

    mollygos Super Community Manager IV Arcade Edition 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.
     
    • Dust

      Dust Ketchup Robot

      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.
       
      • vinxce

        vinxce Void-Bound Voyager

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

          ImpKeeper Aquatic Astronaut

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

            Cabb Big Damn Hero

            Thank you for letting us know!

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

              Tessitura Void-Bound Voyager

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

                Chibi Big Damn Hero

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

                    se05239 Subatomic Cosmonaut

                    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.
                     
                    • BlastRed

                      BlastRed Ketchup Robot

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

                        robflop Subatomic Cosmonaut

                        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.
                         
                        • Netrolf

                          Netrolf Void-Bound Voyager

                          Thank you !
                           
                          • snoeppen

                            snoeppen Industrial Terraformer

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

                              mollygos Super Community Manager IV Arcade Edition 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.
                               
                              • Thomas Mulholland

                                Thomas Mulholland Master Chief

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

                                  Argthrond Master Astronaut

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

                                    MEWMEW Existential Complex

                                  • Bastard Man

                                    Bastard Man Big Damn Hero

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

                                        Bastard Man Big Damn Hero

                                        y
                                        Your profile picture is hilarious lol
                                         
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