Thursday, November 8, 2007

Swindle in Second Life!!

I received following message inworld, but think you all should be notified. This time the warning has a name, so better watch out.

IMPORTANT WARNING .

It is communicated that a serious swindle is in course on Second Life: an invitation with a link is received, if we accept it, the avatar is stolen . The persons who take possession of the avatar obviously take possession of all the powers and also of the data of the credit card. The name to watch for is : Cora Lewsey, who joins groups at random. She just sent the link to over 20 groups through chat then quit the groups.

5 comments:

Sand Posthorn said...

u know the old motto in RL "never talk to strangers?" hehehe, in SL that's the first thing we do, of course. But then "don't accept anything froms trangers" seems to be a nice suitable motto for the in-world :)

Winter said...

Hello Looker

I too received this "notice" and while this particular message may be fake (I have no way of verifying
this) these type of things should be brought to the attention of Linden Lab either through an abuse report, bug report or even support request.

I believe, from what I read, that this might be a phishing attack, where the user clicks on a link and is prompted for their Second Life password. Password safety is the best way for us to guard
against this kind of thing.

Please go to http://blog.secondlife.com/2006/08/18/dont-give-your-password-to-anyone-or-anything/

Hope this is useful :)

Looker Lumet said...

Password safety is indeed an issue that has been warned for previously by Linden Lab. Thank you for the reminder of their post.
I assume it was reported to Linden Lab, but wanted to have it to everybody's attention, by posting it on this blog for those wxho did not receive it in IM. I could not verify it for its liability, but I thought it is better to warn everybody, even when it is a fake message. We must be aware that the possibility exists, so.....

Winter said...

And you did well Looker :o)
My comment was the Mentor in me speaking hehehe
Prevent and teach :o)
I'm going to post this in my "fireplace" too ;o)

Chloe Streeter said...

I don't understand people who do things like this. I just don't see how you could justify stealing the identity of another person :/

Thanks for the warning, Looker.