04-06-2012 03:24 AM
- I don't need an object to get your uuid I can look into your profile for that.
- An object can only get your Lindens if you click yes on the popup that asks you for permission to take your Lindens.
- Your login data is safe as long as you don't type that into a website that you opened by clicking on a link.
- Don't wear free stuff - clothes ok but no scripted objects.
- If you get a message from an unknown source claiming to be a Linden message - why do you believe that? Everyone can produce such a message.
04-06-2012 05:11 AM - edited 04-06-2012 05:13 AM
Life Shop AO went around a few years ago. Back then it was not really harmful, just an incredibly bad idea. It really was just a freebie AO, but it offered a copy of itself to anybody nearby, so it was like somewhere between a chain leter and spam.
I see they are making the rounds again but I have not taken a good look at the latest, to see if it is the same or not. I can already tell you that it does not take your money without permission, or steal your account, because sripted objects can't take your money without asking first and LSL doesn't have a way to steal an account unless you do something silly like type your password in chat.
I can guarantee that the "brief notice" didn't come from LL, and the claims it makes are intended to scare people away from using the AO so that the spam will go away. I guess that the message originator though people wouldn't care about spam, but would jump to action if there was some kind of money and account stealing thing involved. Lame.
If LL had a real concern about naughty objects, they have the tools to delete them from the grid and would not need to send warnings out.
04-06-2012 08:29 AM
Someone spammed a group I am in last night with this garbage too and several of us gave the spammer a rough go about it. He claimed the info came from Dakota Linden but when we asked him to show us the goods he couldn't get his prim attachment up to save his life.
Just on principle I would never shop a store or go to a club that spammed a group.
And it is also just smart computing to never accept gifts from strangers.
There is no question that real phishing schemes happen in SL. There's some good info here:
Phishing scams in Second Life http://phoenixviewer.blogspot.com/
People need to practice safe / smart computing. The funny thing about false alarms is that they tend to be counterproductive and result in the Boy Who Cried Wolf Syndrome.
EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SECOND LIFE BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK
04-06-2012 02:39 PM
Kerena Zhangsun wrote:
Would someone from LL please address this? I'm sick of getting the notices about it inworld and cannot find the 'brief notice from Linden Labs' referenced in all the spam I'm getting.
Brief notice from Linden Labs, there is a group called Second Life Shop going around giving away free AO's. After you accept and wear the AO it will steal your avatar ID and would take all your Lindens. Please be careful and don't accept this AO!
Oh, that old thing? Perhaps they also have a Nieman Marcus cookie receipe.
To be fair, there is a free Lifeshop AO that does spam itself out to everyone around you when you wear it. It does not steal your Linden Dollars not steal your UUID. *However,* one should be way of any items given freely in the usual newbiw haunts, particularly those that request you to grant debit powers (the big yellow warning box).