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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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Adeon Writer

Sometimes the stolen accounts get used as griefer accounts. Usually throwaway accounts are only weeks old, but, occasionally, a very old one shows up.

Arcadia Codesmith

And it's also, like, one of those crime things for which you can go to prison and stuff.

Ajax Manatiso

Far more prevalent and widespread is the MOOK scam. I have had these MOOK people coming to my sim numerous times and spamming all my visitors, but they always use accounts created minutes ago and dispose of them after the spamming. How about some coverage of this?

Adeon Writer

Yeah I get mooks once a month at minimum. They could have chosen a less obvious malicious sounding name.

xstorm Radek

Hamlet Linden why not drop in to Second Life and say hi to a old friend oh and be a Tiny we like to chat about the old days of SL just no linden world town hall no one remembers that any more.

Pussycat Catnap

What's a Mook and how does it scam somebody?

Brian

You'll notice that a lot of the "L$ generators" such as the one pictured in this blog post look very much like the program put together in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzXWJC1yEAg

That shows how one can make a "gold generator" for WoW that collects usernames, displays a progress indicator, and quietly sends the provided credentials to a disposable mail account. The process of customizing it with a unique splash page and form takes only five minutes.

It's a tax on common sense. If it sounds too good to be true, people...

Nelson Jenkins

I actually made a parody video of these L$ generators.

It was removed by YouTube and the appeal was denied.

I pointed out 20 videos that actually obviously try to scam people. They are still up.

NOTBRIAN

Anderw Firegrave: Okay, kill yourself.

Anonymous Guest

Anderw, never joke about death to people! (Obviously the comment is old, but I can still comment anyway.) Author of the article maybe has a way to remove bad comments. If so, you should remove Anderw Firegrave's comment. Those comments are never ok. Please remove it, thanks.

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