GMC Pretend Mod Scam

A user joined the GM forums Yesterday, 08:17 PM, with the name Hpapillion (note the slight difference from the mod, hpapillon). This scammer attempted to steal the mod’s identity, and even used her avatar to look more convincing.

The scammer sent PMs out to random users with the following message:


In an attempt to steal user’s forum passwords.

More information as to whether any accounts were cracked into as the result of this scam has not yet been disclosed. Stay tuned for more details.

I’d also like to take this time to say a tribute to well known Steve Irwin of Australia (also known as the famous “Crocodile Hunter”). He died today in a tragic accident with a sting ray. These types of rays normally never harm humans, far less kill them, however for some reason in these circumstances, the ray felt threatened by Steve’s presence and ended up stabbing him with its sharp tail.

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14 Responses

  1. Yikes…

    Why do people feel the need to do this, and I to am sorry about Steve.

  2. I’m saddened by Mr. Irvin’s death.

    On the other hand, I’m also saddened by the idiot who thought he could pass off as hpapillon.

  3. Irwin dead… sad 😦

  4. The GMC is just going to have to learn lesson. People aren’t all nice, and if it looks too good to be true, it is. If it looks fake, it is, and you were wrong, you will know soon.

    Viruses in games are the next logical step, so beware of exe’s that are under a meg, or don’t look like GM games.

  5. Another link in the chain of events that will lead to the ultimate downfall of the GMC (just kidding 😛 )

    1- GMC hacked
    2- Passowrd scam
    3- Hazmat claims rape
    4- Another scam
    5- …….

    Well, here has been plenty of weird activity. Not a good time for noobs because they will have no idea what is going on.

  6. Ohh yeas, RIP Crocodile Hunter. For all of you who want to know more, go to:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060904/ap_on_en_tv/obit_irwin

  7. I’m starting to think that the GMC needs to be wiped and cleared.

    Also: has anybody checked the IP’s of these people. Banning these bastards could have solved the Hazmat crack and other of this instanity.

    R.I.P Steve Irwin, on a site note.

  8. “Wiped and clear”? Maybe I’m misunderstanding you now, but emptying GMC to make it nice and tidy won’t stop crackers (or whatever they’re called!!) and scammers from coming, would it? 😉

  9. ugh, its simple really
    Lets do reverse physcology and send virsues to them, and make them see how it feels
    When Mark Overmars account was hacked, and the e-mails sent, I received one…Had to wipe my comp, thats how bad it got

  10. While it is a fun idea to send viruses to “them”, it isn’t a certain club or forum you can just “send” them to.

    Banning IP’s will not work. I can get a new IP anytime I want, by refreshing my gateways DNS; do you really think that would stop a cracker?

  11. true, but still….
    your right. THere is no way to stop them,

  12. Hah. Just ban a range of ips. THERE is a way to stop hackers, but people just dont realize it.
    -Steve

  13. But that might cut legitiamate users off.

  14. ya bad idea

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