$50 Valid PSN Card

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#1 Edited by iDarktread (1263 posts) -

I just got a message from a recent player with an xxxx-xxxx-xxxx code that he said was worth $50 dollars. I went to the PSN store, and it's valid, and says the following: 
 
"This PlayStation Network Card has a value of $50.00. Do you want to add these funds to your wallet?"
 
I haven't accepted the funds, and have stayed on the menu with the Yes, No options available. 
 
There's a reason I'm not going to share the code here, and that reason is hackers. I'm too scared to put the card onto my account in fear of either having information stolen from me or getting banned, which I read about the other day. 
 
Does anyone have any input? This seems very strange. 

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#2 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7811 posts) -

I got the same message but I didn't put the code in.

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#3 Posted by Mikewrestler5 (638 posts) -

Who's the user who sent you the message? I'd like to try out one of them codes.

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#4 Edited by iDarktread (1263 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba: It's definitely a valid number, as it's showing up before the confirmation screen. There's no way I'm adding it to my account, though. Did your message say something about PlayStation's anniversary?
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#5 Posted by Zajtalan (1261 posts) -

Just accept it. You can say you accidentally chose the wrong one because your screen froze or something.

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#6 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7811 posts) -
@iDarktread said:
" @NekuSakuraba: It's definitely a valid number, as it's showing up before the confirmation screen. There's no way I'm adding it to my account, though. Did your message say something about PlayStation's anniversary? "
Hmmm, not sure, but It said I had to first send the message to all of my PSN friends. >__<
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#7 Posted by Zella (1275 posts) -

You could make a new account without any personal info on it and test the code. 

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#8 Posted by Mikewrestler5 (638 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba said:
" I got the same message but I didn't put the code in. "
Why not? If someone sent me a code, I'd definitely try it.
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#9 Posted by Zajtalan (1261 posts) -

Yea give me any codes you don't want lol.

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#10 Edited by iDarktread (1263 posts) -
@Mikewrestler5:  @Zella:  @Zajtalan:  @Mikewrestler5: There's something you're not understanding about the hacking war that's going on, aimed at Sony. Apparently, the hackers have found a way to un-ban themselves, and can ban others if they get certain information about your account or PlayStation. It seems odd that something like this would happen right after that news was announced. 
 
Edit: Here's the story.
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#11 Posted by Mikewrestler5 (638 posts) -
@iDarktread said:
" @Mikewrestler5:  @Zella:  @Zajtalan:  @Mikewrestler5: There's something you're not understanding about the hacking war that's going on, aimed at Sony. Apparently, the hackers have found a way to un-ban themselves, and can ban others if they get certain information about your account or PlayStation. It seems odd that something like this would happen right after that news was announced. I'll look for the story now. "
Just make a new account with no personal information attached and try out the code. I don't see how much harm it could do.
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#12 Posted by FCKSNAP (2338 posts) -

I got that message too. It's already been used, but the confirmation message still pops up. It's just a chain letter, ignore it. I'll post the code
 


 
Try it. It's invalid and no the hackers won't get you (yet)
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#13 Posted by iDarktread (1263 posts) -
@Mikewrestler5: I'd be worried about getting my console ID found out or whatever, but it looks like Snapstacle just confirmed it doesn't work anyways. 
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#14 Posted by FCKSNAP (2338 posts) -
@iDarktread said:
" @Mikewrestler5: I'd be worried about getting my console ID found out or whatever, but it looks like Snapstacle just confirmed it doesn't work anyways.  "
Yep. And I used it on an ID that isn't tied to my PS3 either just for safety's sake. ;)
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#15 Posted by iDarktread (1263 posts) -
@Snapstacle said:
" @iDarktread said:
" @Mikewrestler5: I'd be worried about getting my console ID found out or whatever, but it looks like Snapstacle just confirmed it doesn't work anyways.  "
Yep. And I used it on an ID that isn't tied to my PS3 either just for safety's sake. ;) "
Nice work, information giver!
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#17 Edited by Baillie (4711 posts) -

Can i have a code i dont care if i got hacked i want a two 50$ code pls i want gta 5

Oh boy.

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#18 Posted by Demoskinos (17457 posts) -

Can i have a code i dont care if i got hacked i want a two 50$ code pls i want gta 5

Yeah, good luck with showing up as a new account begging for things.

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#20 Edited by Haruko (566 posts) -

Guess what? I found a site that's giving PSN codes away for free! http://psn.freegiftcode.com

O yeah this totally works. Seriously man cmon.

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#21 Posted by handlas (3377 posts) -

Weird...

How could they get any info on you from you using the code through PSN tho?

I recently got 30 bucks from PSN from their "for every 60 dollars you spend we give you 10 dollars back" deal or whatever it was exactly. You sure it isnt that?

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#22 Posted by zombie_bigdaddy (141 posts) -

zombie thread!

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#23 Posted by handlas (3377 posts) -

oh wtf... should of looked at the date.... thanks...

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