- A few months back we reported
on how to take action against PSN abusers, and today IronstarMovement.com (linked above) spotlighted the recent influx of PlayStation Network code generator Web sites that are misusing legitimate customer data.
Notoriously surfacing on both PlayStation 3 sites including the GeoHot
blog and via chain letters recently, these PSN code generator sites attempt to obtain a legitimate user's PSN credentials resulting in fraudulent credit card charges for unauthorized content purchases.
If you use PSN, here are some safety tips courtesy of IronstarMovement.com
, to quote:
"â€¢ Delete your credit card information off of your PlayStation Network account using the official PlayStation Web site
â€¢ Change your email and password for your PlayStation Network account using the official PlayStation Network Web site
â€¢ Contact Sony PlayStation customer service 1-800-345-7669
, also contact your credit or debit card customer service representative.
â€¢ Check your email tied to your PlayStation Network account for suspicious purchases.
â€¢ Delete any random chain messages, even if they are from friends. There is a way to view a small segment of messages sent to you on the PlayStation Network. If you suspect a message to be a chain letter containing the hack view the message (WITHOUT OPENING IT) by pressing (x) twice on the sent user's profile.
â€¢ Block users who send you chain messages."