Due to the recent scamming attempts I thought that it would be a good idea for another news post about account security.
Use a password that isn't possible to guess.
"pony" or the same pass as your username most be some of the worst password that you can possible have on PI, ideally the password shouldn't even be a word and not something you can figure out by looking at your stable (for example a pony name) or presentation.
Do never, under any circumstances give out you account password.
There is nothing that another user (or us admins) would need your account password for, not for helping with questing or contesting or anything else.
If you feel that you need to give another user access to your account, you can sub your account under the user. That way he/she can do all the thing that can be done under password access except for changing the password or email. However it's not recommended that you sub your account to anything else then accounts that you own since there's still possible to do a lot of damage to a account when you sub login to it.
If you still decide to sub your account under another user, make sure that it's a user that you can trust and that you've known her/him for a long time. (If a new user suddenly want to become your best friend and suggest that you sub your account to him/her it's probably a scammer)
Trading accounts with other users (for other accounts, PG or money) is a really risky business and also nothing that we recommend doing, simply because we can't guarantee that you'll get that you pay for (or anything at all). If you still want to trade accounts make sure that you deal with a user that is trustworthy and not a newly registered unknown user.
We of course do anything in our power to help if you have been a victim of a scam, but unfortunately in many cases there's nothing we can do simply because it can be very hard to prove that you own a account that you don't have access or what was part of the deal when for example trading a account for something.
Over and out!
thanks for the help ZarqX! ^_^
~EDA~i was going to buy an account today off a new player, but now, i see that its not such a good idea, considering i barley know them!
Oi, I'm going to empasize on the password one. Try using a made-up word, and numbers.
"You have two feet and a heartbeat, what's stopping you?"
AH! Now I'm scared! I've changed my password so even my sis can't get in! Oh I sub with my mom so I think I can trust her.
Yes thank you.
thanks agai for the warning
yep, i change my password every week, just incase!
Newest sub of Choochie :D
Thanks ZarqX I had someone PM the other day wanting to trade accounts it sounded like a scam so I PMed the person back saying I don't thiink so! I would have reported them but I'm not sure how you do that lol But thanks everyone should be on the look out for this stuff always.
Your PM scared the living daylights out of me. I had just finished selling some BP to someone, and at first I thought they were accusing me of scamming them! X3
yep i agree my freind got scammed by a TRI but all is better now although she lost all of her ponies apart from 4 who i saved and she has been fighting to get the others back from the trail accounts my pass is very complicated so no-one can guess! and if they did there would be hell to pay thats why theres a warning on moss's presentation
Something to help with passwords is to use a combination of numbers, letters(upper and lower case) and symbols
Something like that would be hard to guess, for most anyone.
That happened to me too Broken Dream!
I'll be careful. I changed my password...they cant guess it!
May angels lead you in.
my password should be impossible I change it often and I subbed with a real good freind I am should be safe I have been scammed no fun!
oh! My friend subbed her account to a user that she didnt know a while ago... i told her not to! Thankfully she didnt get scammed or anything and she isnt subbed to the person anymore so its all ok!
I know what you mean though... a little while ago all my ponies magically became pregnant with another one of my ponies. It was wierd and sudden. But I've changed my password alot since that happened because it kinda scared me. I think its good if you change your password every now and then. Anyway thanks Z, we really should be aware!
hehe thanks, i think my passworsds safe.. i hope.. >_<
Sub of Puuka
yeah I know someone did the same 2 me 2 Broken Dreams I just said no thanks
Thanks for the warning!!!!
Also be sure that you have a working email address tied to your account so that you can request your password if you forget it.
um hi can you help me zarqx this person loveme77 emialed me and siad give me your account or i will kill all of your ponys and dont think of thelling a mod becuase i now where you live please help i am so scared
are you still on this form please help me what can yu do and please dont pm me i have been ban from that for something
This user has been banned.
She is just trying to scam you, a lot of users has received PMs like this.
She can't kill your ponies and do not know where you live so you don't have to worry about that.
Please read message below that was sent to me from loveme77. I have also been banned not sure if this person had something to do with that. HELP
Quote 18:24 loveme77:
That's really useful! When I saw the contact box light up I was like oh great another weird PM from a Trial user. Complete opposite of it though. Thanks! I wont be deleting that.
thank you i feel much better does it show that they have been ban and for how long
The accounts will be banned until we've returned them to the original owner (if we're able to do that).
Thanks for the advice! My password is a combination of letters and numbers, so I doubt anyone can guess it. But it's good stuff to know! Also, don't answer any "Wanna trade accounts?" PMs from people you don't know. There's been a person scamming that way.
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ok i get this
oh my shop is only for club members sorry
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my user name was ponyislandfan but now its high school musical!!!!