Pogo Players Beware... Yet Another Scam!

@Darkwing (21588)
March 18, 2007 6:42pm CST
You may or may not have received the following message in your Pogo Inbox but in case you didn't, I would urge you to take note of the following.... This Message is VERY IMPORTANT. There are people with Pogo names going into rooms and telling people to go to MyPogoleague.Com, to get '5 MILLION Tokens'. When you go there the site looks just like Pogo and they ask you for your Password, in order to transfer tokens to your account. What they actually do, is STEAL your Tokens from your account and e-mail everyone on your Friends List to tell them to go there. It is against Pogo's Terms of Service to transfer tokens... which means anyone claiming there is a website which will do this, is an IMPOSTER. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE send this to everyone on your Friends List; even the people you don't talk to any more. Everyone deserves to know. I know someone personally who this has happened to and didn't think to write the e-mail until someone gave me the website again today. Thank you so much for reading this and I hope you will forward it to every Pogo Player you know.
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12 responses
• United States
27 Mar 07
thanks, thats horrible. it takes a long time to accumulate tokens, people shouldn't try to steal them
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25 Mar 07
Too true. Some people will do anything to get their hands on your personal details. Recently, as you know, somebody has been trying to get us to submit our details by purporting to be AE writing with an official complaint about doing something which we didn't. E-mails from Pogo or EA always come on headed paper, which this didn't, so it was definitely a scam to get a hold of our details. The best thing to do is to ignore these kind of people and report them immediately to Pogo without filling in any sort of details about your account, especially password.
@Darkwing (21588)
25 Mar 07
Yup, there's a lot of it going on at the moment, and I'm very alert. Thank you for your response.
• United States
24 Mar 07
Thank you for this info i hadn't heard anything about it
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@Darkwing (21588)
24 Mar 07
Do be very careful, then... pleeeeease. Check through other people's advice in here, and if you notice anything in your e-mail then please send it to the site's scamming address without opening the mail. Thank you for your response.. brightest blessings.
@Signal20 (2281)
• United States
23 Mar 07
I don't what they're going to do with all the tokens, if you win a prize, Pogo does an audit on your account. If the amount of tokens don't match up with what they say you should have, you don't get your prize. I've heard of people buying/selling their tokens, if that's what the place is planning on doing, but like I just said, it won't matter. Some people just have too much time lol....thanks for the warning though.
@Darkwing (21588)
23 Mar 07
As I'm in England, I can't pool my tokens for prizes as I'm illegible right now. But, it's not just the tokens I'm worried about. It's the fact that these people get hold of all your personal details... credit card, passwords, Paypal, etc, etc. That's the dangerous part of all this.
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
19 Mar 07
Hi there Sweet not seen you for a while I am so glad that I am not on that Site I have never been Interested in Games so I don't join anything like that. It seems the Scams are everywhere. Love and Hugs to you
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@Darkwing (21588)
19 Mar 07
Hello Gabs... I'm around, but not too good at the moment and lots to get done. I'll contact you when I get a minute... don't even know what day it is half the time! lol. I found out details of a trip and April looking good, so we'll have to have a chat about that. Take care and brightest blessings. x
@lifeiseasy (2292)
• United States
19 Mar 07
Why in the world would someone want to steal your tokens??/ thats insane ...I haven't been to pogo in mom=nthsw myself ...I get in moods where I like to go and play ...oh ...I see m=now to enter in the drawings maybe ...still don;t understand why people steal ...just go and play and have fun win your own tokesn ...what jerks ....thanks for the warning ..its nice to have friends that care enough to send things like this out to all ...I will pass the info along as well ...my sister plays there alot ...:D
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@Darkwing (21588)
19 Mar 07
Hi Life and welcome back. Yes, supposedly to enter the tokens into drawings but I think it goes much further than that. Once they have your personal details, they try to pfish for your Paypal and Credit Card details? Hence the real concern. Thanks for taking the time to send the warning to your friends... Brightest Blessings.
@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
19 Mar 07
thanks for letting us know about this scam. it`s to bad that we always have to watch out for these scammers:(
@Darkwing (21588)
19 Mar 07
Yes, it's a bit of a pain that you can't just switch on your computer and find no problems whatsoever, but I guess that won't ever happen. Thank you for your response and brightest blessings.
• Philippines
19 Mar 07
COncerned warning for all members is the what makes myLot a community of "belonged" individuals. Thanks.
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@Darkwing (21588)
19 Mar 07
You're very welcome, Cyndhirella and thank you for your response.
• United States
19 Mar 07
Thanks for the warning. Jeez, don't people have better things to do with their time? They're just tokens and really, how many of us enter the drawings? I find myself setting goals to have x amount of tokens... strange, but it keeps me playing! Scammers are everywhere though... but god, scam for something of value at least! Happy gaming!
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@Darkwing (21588)
19 Mar 07
You're welcome and I agree that the tokens are hardly of any worth really, but I think it's not so much the tokens, it's the invasion of one's private details. Who knows where it ends? My tokens are just for show because I'm in England and unable to win any cash prizes, but just the same, these guys scare me with the fact that once they gain access to one area of your computer, there's no end to it. Thank you for your response and brightest blessings.
• South Africa
1 Apr 07
How do they then actually steal your tokens? When you go on the site?
@Darkwing (21588)
1 Apr 07
No, they steal your identity and go into your account. Then, you can't get into your account any longer, and they also pfish your private and banking details. It's pretty dangerous. I have a friend in Holland to whom it happened once.
@stormygrl (763)
• United States
29 Mar 07
I think i got this e-mail yesterday , I remember it loolikn like Pogo but it wasn't but I remember something about the 5 million tokens. Thanks to you i didn't even bother to open it up just sent to trash and deleted. I don't know if this was it but thanks for the warning.
@Darkwing (21588)
30 Mar 07
You're quite welcome and I'm really glad you didn't open the e-mail. These people need something to do with their lives! Thank you for your response.
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@JerzeBch (50)
• United States
26 Mar 07
Thanks for the warning! My inbox is normally full and I delete so much of the spam, I never saw anything. I wouldn't go to the site anyways. I don't need 5 million tokens... not like they are real money! Lol. I also wouldn't care if someone stole what tokens I had or messaged my friends list, but most importantly, I would care that they could get into my name and email address and payment info.
@Darkwing (21588)
26 Mar 07
You're very welcome and thank you for your response.