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colmotoole2
04-21-2009, 02:22 AM
I can't keep up with the DLC these days. I looked on youtube and I saw bunch of "Free MS point generator" videos. I didn't do any because I m a bit scared. I want to know if there is a way to get free MS points. Don't get me wrong, I am not a hacker. I just want to see if there is a possible way or are they all scams. PLEASE REPLY!

Charlie121
04-21-2009, 02:35 AM
A lot of people will try to scam, but a common way people advertise to get free points is to do survey sites. Basically you do surveys and get points for your surveys you complete. Once you get 20 dollars worth of survey points you can redeem them for a 1600 point card or something else. I know a few legit, safe sites if you would like to try them, but they take a little bit of time and patience. Any generator or point hack is fake though. There is no such thing.

Exhausted Dad
04-21-2009, 02:35 AM
If its too good to be true its not true. BTW haven't you seen all the threads on our site here about people getting their accounts hacked and losing the pts they already had. Not sure about pts but the only method I know of for getting free stuff is called shoplifting.

CyanideBreathMint
04-21-2009, 02:38 AM
It's a scam. 100% fact.

Scarecrow IzA G
04-21-2009, 02:46 AM
100% ripoff they will get your info and still your account

dakisbac
04-21-2009, 03:07 AM
There ARE code generators floating around, but most of the codes they output don't even work. Maybe 1/20 will be an actual code, and not even necessarily for MSP.

99% of generators though are viruses/trojans

Telexen
04-21-2009, 03:22 AM
Always, always, always a scam. Come on. A little common sense goes a long way.

A Pharmacist
04-21-2009, 03:31 AM
Be very cautious, as many of these sites will phish your personal info and ruin your life. Nothing in life is free, just go to your local store and buy a MS points card.

INFERNOII
04-21-2009, 03:34 AM
If it's too good to be true, it's already a scam dude.

SynysterMonkey
04-21-2009, 03:40 AM
Scam forever. Don't even bother.

N-Forced
04-21-2009, 03:46 AM
most of those youtube videos are scams trying to phish you're live account i wouldn't be surprised if they contain viruses as well. the best and most safest way to buy stuff form live is to buy point cards from your local retailer.

DENAz666
04-21-2009, 03:47 AM
Nothing in life is free... specially not Microsofts life! lol I avoid those scams like the plague

Kaiyo
04-21-2009, 03:48 AM
They're just scams so don't even bother.

L Demonic I
04-21-2009, 03:54 AM
just like what everyone else has been saying scam
if it seems to good to be true then its a scam

ApochWeiss
04-21-2009, 03:57 AM
99.9% of anything free on the net is a scam. I have, however, gotten some free trials of things off the internet from legit sites. I also have a friend who got his 360 by filling out survey's for a site. Took a while, but he did it. So, I have to say that SOME survey sites are legit, but I wouldn't risk it unless you really know how to protect your computer and personal info from being phished with mallware and whatnot. I tried the site he gave me a while ago and I honestly would have finished, but some of the things were that I had to sign up for 3 subscriptions, and some were $20 to $30 (USD) each, and yeah, not happening haha. What's the point of a 'free" 360 if you gotta pay more then face value for shit you don't want?

So while I'm sure there are legit survey sites out that you can use, because let's face it, that 1600 points card to you if just 1/8th of what they make off you filling out ONE survey, the question is "Is it really worth a possible ID fraud attempt" and what not. It's just not worth it, period, given the circumstances nowadays, so I suggest you save your pennies (my fiance saved her change for a few months and wound up with over $100 USD in change) or do some extra chores if you're too young to work. If not, pick up an extra shift or put a little aside each week.

Or do what I do and just buy some points haha. Then again my job pays well and I can afford to blow some money on myself...but not lately due to bills and my health. grr...Still getting freakin' Lode Runner wednesday though...

As a side note: NEVER give someone your gamertag, ever, even if they promise points. That's what some of those videos say. A friend's account was hacked because HIS friend fell for that kind of scam. The hacker went through the scammed's friend list and then attempted to hack their accounts, and succeeded on many. Luckily he stopped there. So, spare yourself and friends, especially if you have friends who buy points through the console with credit cards haha.

gamerguy69
04-21-2009, 04:52 AM
Those YouTube videos are so idiotic too. They show them supposedly entering their GamerTAG and password and then a flash video thing comes on the screen. "Points have been desposited into your account."

OMG! What kind of idiot falls for stuff or even considers that that may be real??!!! :confused:

Here's what I wanna see. Show me the 0 MSP balance on their account info page and then show me the same page with 100,000 points afterward.

Glowin Smurff
04-21-2009, 05:00 AM
Those YouTube videos are so idiotic too. They show them supposedly entering their GamerTAG and password and then a flash video thing comes on the screen. "Points have been desposited into your account."

OMG! What kind of idiot falls for stuff or even considers that that may be real??!!! :confused:

Not everyone is really up to date on what kinds of things happen or can happen or are really computer or internet savvy, so someone might just take it for granted that since there are lots of videos that it must be true or something along those lines. So it's not their fault if they don't understand completely what could happen/usually happens.

or they might assume it would be similar to a keygen? (mods let me know if using that term is a no no) where it just is a random generator of sorts or something similar to that......just remember not everyone has been on the Internet since it was Arpanet.

colmotoole2
04-21-2009, 12:00 PM
Thnx alot guys. What are the survey sites though. I already tried Rewards1.com but that never worked

Squirt Me Goo
04-21-2009, 12:03 PM
blatent scam :) why would they need your email and PW i made a fake account and tryed one once and not 4 hours later the account password was changed :)

markd12
04-21-2009, 01:19 PM
These generators are all crap but you can get some free points from promotioal deals like the one coca-cola is doing on cokezone.co.uk/xbox