Cellcrash1991

Random messages on PSN.

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Got a couple of these recently, changed my privacy settings for messages back to 'friends only'. Just keep blocking those accounts if you don't want to lose the ability to receive messages from randoms. I guess they're are bots? Not sure..

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I had one yesterday and all they said was Hi. I didn't respond to it and probably will block it. They had no trophies or anything on the profile. 

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I've had a few of these this week with different accounts. I assume they're bots as it doesn't matter what you reply, they will always say the same thing. I can't be bothered to change my settings so I've just been ignoring/deleting as soon as I know its the stupid bot. You can choose to either block/ignore or change your settings.

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I actually wanted to write a topic about it as well and I asked about it in the chat today. I've had several on different accounts just saying "hi" or "sup". I haven't played online in around 4 months now and they don't have a single trophy either so I assume it's not someone from this forum- they must be bots. It seems like they are being sent from either the mobile phone app or from a ps4, since my ps3 says they are being sent from a different system. 

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This is a pretty popular scam that's on a lot of mobile messaging services, so I guess it makes sense that it's now on playstation, albeit annoying. Hopefully it dies down after a while or Sony screens better.

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Lmao yeah i get that shit aswell, i was like 'sorry this isn't gaymaletube.com' my american account is riddled with that shit, i only use that account to purchase off the store and nothing else. So much for Sony tightening security. 

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46 minutes ago, snakebit10 said:

I had one yesterday and all they said was Hi. I didn't respond to it and probably will block it. They had no trophies or anything on the profile. 

I've gotten a couple of those on my Japanese account. Which has no trophies, zero friends, and one would think fairly difficult to stumble upon to send a message. No doubt in my mind they're bots. Have my main set to Friends Only, and will likely keep it that way. :/ 

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I got this message as well, we should report it.

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They're bots so don't hand out any sensitive info. I know on PS3 you can block individual users without losing the ability to receive messages from random players.

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Yeah, I've had quite a few of the empty profile, 'hey what's up?' messages, just ignore them, they'll eventually stop.  I did however get a message a few months ago from a random stranger asking 'Can I get your Warframe stuff?', presumably someone having just read 'How to make friends and influence people'...safe to say I ignored that one too, although oddly, I did admire the audacity of it!  😲 Haha

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Yep! Just got one a few minutes ago and was blocked right afterwards. 

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Ignore, block and delete the message. Never interact, tis as simple as that. I get one every few weeks, they always have no trophies when I look at their profiles. 

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I've been getting them more frequently now, I always just delete them but it's quite annoying, digging some of the user names though, like "sallysquirt" etc. Lol

But regardless, please stop

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2 hours ago, snakebit10 said:

I had one yesterday and all they said was Hi. I didn't respond to it and probably will block it. They had no trophies or anything on the profile. 

Same, happened to me too, just a message saying "Hello", no info on trophies or anything else... I blocked it.

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I recieved a random "Hey was up!" message yesterday. I replied "Hey there... just watching some futanari hentai on my laptop"  I didn't get a reply after that 😱

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I can't remember when I received the first of these messages. I received another one last month, I checked the profile of that person and it didn't have any trophies at all. Finally, I got a new message some minutes ago, telling me, just like the others, that that person (again someone with a trophyless profile) found my id on the web, and also asking me how old I was. I couldn't resist and I answered that question by quoting Solid Snake xD After that I asked that person if he wanted to steal my psn data. He/she didn't answered and said that line regarding Call of Duty, the same thing that previous scammers/thieves said. I reported that person thereafter. 

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You guys aren't tho only ones who get spammed from them... After i check their names here on site, i can create my own pic about "them" and gonna block those immediatly. Also most of these "guys" are acting like they know me for years :D 

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You wonder how they find you? They search you up on the thingie on PS4 or whatever. I bet someone has made a ui/api for it using what the app does when you do it. :P I know, because one of them who wanted to buy my user told me. Got plenty of messages on recently created accounts that I've barely played a couple of offline games on and have never shared online too, indicating that they get you from PSN itself. I think there's a privacy option from letting people search you up.

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3 hours ago, Cellcrash1991 said:

I don't know if this is placed in the right category. If not, I apologize.

 

The past few weeks I'm receiving random messages from profiles I don't know. This week alone 3 times. The profiles are always different, the text is always the same:

"I was bored, blabla, searched and found your profile, how old are you?, wanna have fun?, i have free passes for a camshow,..". It's actually pretty annoying. 

 

Is there any way I can block those messages, without losing the ability that random people can text me ? Also, does this happen to others aswell ? 

I got this too! lol

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The main thing is - no matter how many boobies or wing-wangs these messages promise - do not, I repeat DO NOT - follow their instructions. 

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Got one the other day advertising NHL betting on some no name site. Funniest was from some random blank profile a week ago:

 

Them: "Are you there??"

Me: "Who is this"

Them: "i found your username from the profile search on psn messanger... i'm just bored and looking for a new person to talk with... :) .....How old r u"

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