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I just received the following e-mail in my account that is under my PlayStation Network credentials. I'm posting this to let others be aware of it so they can take caution if they do receive this.

A text version is quoted below. Pictures of the long email are attached.
You can see in two of the attached pics that there is a URL that you can click.

The first one, when hovering over "View as a Web page" in the first pic directs to "http://playstation-email.com/v?<INSERT A STRING OF CHARACTERS HERE">

The second one, when hovering over any other hyperlinked material (PSN logo at the top of email, the blue text in the email, the logos at the bottom) directs to "http://playstation-email.com/r?<INSERT A STRING OF CHARACTERS HERE">


I have googled it and did not find any reports of this nor did I find anything about CSIdenity and PSN being linked in any way.

Quote:
Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment have made arrangements with CSIdentity to offer Global ID Protector to eligible PlayStation Network and Qriocity account holders in Canada who are concerned about identity theft.

Global ID Protector is a premium identity protection service that uses a proprietary technology which proactively detects stolen personally identifiable information to help keep your identity safe. The service also provides identity theft insurance coverage and restoration assistance from expert fraud investigators should your identity become compromised.

Sony has arranged, at no charge to eligible PlayStation Network and Qriocity account holders, for twelve months of this service to be provided by CSIdentity to those who choose to enroll. In order to be eligible, account holders must be residents of Canada with active accounts as of April 20, 2011.

If interested, please submit your email address by 03/10/2011 at 11:59:59 PM CST at:
http://www.playstation.ca/identity-theft-protection/. Please note, you must enter the same email address used to register your Playstation Network or Qriocity account. Once your email address is validated you will be sent your Global ID Protector activation code.

Sincerely,

Sony Computer Entertainment & Sony Network Entertainment



Sony Computer Entertainment et Sony Network Entertainment ont conclu des ententes avec CSIdentity en vue d'offrir le service Global ID Protector aux titulaires de comptes PlayStation Network et Qriocity admissibles qui sont résidents du Canada et qui souhaitent se protéger contre le vol d'identité.

Global ID Protector est un service de protection de l'identité de première qualité. Afin d'aider Ã* protéger votre identité, il utilise une technologie exclusive qui décèle proactivement les renseignements personnels volés permettant de vous identifier. Et au cas où votre identité serait compromise, ce service comprend également une protection contre le vol d'identité et du soutien pour restaurer votre identité fourni par des enquêteurs spécialisés en fraude.

Sony a conclu une entente qui permettra aux titulaires de comptes PlayStation Network et Qriocity admissibles de bénéficier sans frais de ce service fourni par CSIdentity, et ce, pendant une période de douze mois s'ils choisissent de s'y inscrire. Pour être admissibles, les titulaires de comptes doivent être résidents du Canada et avoir un compte actif depuis le 20 avril 2011.

Si cette offre vous intéresse, veuillez envoyer votre adresse de courriel avant le 03/10/2011, Ã* 11 h 59 min 59 s (HNC), Ã* l'adresse suivante:
http://www.playstation.ca/identity-theft-protection/. Veuillez prendre note que vous devez envoyer la même adresse de courriel que celle que vous avez utilisée pour ouvrir votre compte PlayStation Network ou Qriocity. Une fois que votre adresse de courriel aura été validée, vous recevrez votre code d'activation pour l'utilisation du service Global ID Protector.

Cordialement,

Sony Computer Entertainment et Sony Network Entertainment
p.s. if this is in the wrong thread, please move it over to the correct one.



Edited by gamer11200 - 8/8/11 at 2:02pm
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I can see A LOT of people falling for this.
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I can see A LOT of people falling for this.
It is quite the scam email, which makes me label it as "potential". I'd rather not click on the links just in case it isn't, but other than the URLs and the CSIdentity not matching with PSN, I do not see anything that would alarm me.
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I seem to recall Sony offering identity theft protection for those who wanted it, perhaps this is part of it?

In any case, I have no proof other then old news about the PSN outage.
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Originally Posted by BenRK View Post
I seem to recall Sony offering identity theft protection for those who wanted it, perhaps this is part of it?

In any case, I have no proof other then old news about the PSN outage.
They did offer ID protection for members residing in the US. To my knowledge, there was nothing offered for Canadians
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Well if this is legit then I'm sure they would have some kind of announcement on their site or something
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i got one of these emails and i was skeptical too. so i went to the url directly (not through the link in the email) and it appears to be legit. check it out on the playstation website:

http://www.playstation.ca/identity-theft-protection/

cheers!
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... i just entered my email into this before seeing your post...
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... i just entered my email into this before seeing your post...
Well entering your email shouldn't do any harm, just don't give them any passwords.
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Who signs off with cordialement? Seriously.
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