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Jul 22 2010
By: SpecterMk23 Fender Bender 3948 posts
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Free $120 PS Store code from Vanessa Greenwood?

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I know this is most likely complete BS, but I just got a message from a random person claiming they're Vanessa Greenwood from SCE (no clue who that is), and that she is giving me a code to type into my account that will add $120 to my PSN account (and I have the actual code), and that she shouldn't be telling me this.

 

Now my question is, what would happen if I were to type this into my PSN account? Would it do nothing, or somehow hijack my PSN account? I'm curious. 

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Re: Free $120 PS Store code from Vanessa Greenwood?

Jul 22, 2010

I didn't even know $120 cards existed. Now if it's real, then when you attempt to redeem it, it will say successful bla bla and you'll have the funds added into your account. And if it's fake, it just won't redeem. No hijacking/hacking, no exploding PS3, so whichever one  you choose you'll most likely end up with the same PSN $ you had before. These have been going around a lot lately.

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Re: Free $120 PS Store code from Vanessa Greenwood?

Jul 22, 2010

Can't hurt to try but I am sure it is not going to work.

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Re: Free $120 PS Store code from Vanessa Greenwood?

Jul 22, 2010
If the code is invalid, it just won't work. It is worth looking into...
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Jul 24, 2010

Dude it's complete BS just got it with the following "secret code" : 8461-6721-1205 it's SPAM!!! :smileytongue:

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Jul 28, 2012

yeah i got it but from a dude.... im pretty sure they wont just give that type of money out to the whole world, idk. pretty sure it's fake.

 

 

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Re: Free $120 PS Store code from Vanessa Greenwood?

Jul 9, 2011

Its a SCAM.

ANY message you receive through your PS3 about any sort of "free PSN money" is a scam used to try and phish for your personal information to have access to.

Its written in Sonys Terms of Use/Service, that ANY message is false, and any REAL message would come to you via email.

Who ever this Vanessa Greenwood is, if she was actually giving you $120 PSN card code, you wouldve gotten an email from her.

Besides..... PSN cards come in $10 $20 and $50 denominations.

So at a MINIMUM you would be getting at least 3 different PSN Card codes if it were true, not one code.

And even Sony does not generate PSN Card codes of such a high dollar amount.

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Jul 10, 2011

it's sad that these bs spam mails keep circulating on the psn. whenever i receive one, i just delete it instantly and keep going about my business. and if a friend forward me spam, i just respond to them saying it's just that and to stop supporting these types of messages.

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Jul 27, 2012

doesnt work i tried 20 times

 

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Jul 28, 2012

what kind of kick do people get out of these spam emails??  theres absolutely no return,just a waste of time..at least on the PC theres a chance they will phish some fool but theres nothing to gain on these ps3 msgs...silly...

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