Scam alert - emails asking for licenses

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Post » Mon May 20, 2013 5:30 am

Thanks for the heads up
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Post » Mon May 20, 2013 6:48 am

Scammers - it's vulgar stupid evil. They steal a license as a stupid thief who stole the Mona Lisa, to exchange it for a bottle of vodka, not realizing that by working as an honest developer, you can get more.


I hope you never add harmful malicious add-ons that prevent honest users more than distilled hackers. Two rules: 1 Trust. 2 but verify. help more than triple authentication on a full moon back to north hopping on one leg and waving his left eye clutched in his right hand. (aka DRM)
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Post » Mon May 20, 2013 8:49 am

I don't think putting your licence number in to receive an update would be a big deal, to check it against one of your registered IP's...

This bit is a bit worrying...

Example Email "Hello, <username>. Your license will be revoked at <date>"

So the question is, where have they got the email addresses of licenced Construct users? and how do they know your username?

Nobody wants DRM, but who wants Scirra being bled dry by scammers? Pixel perfick2013-05-20 09:36:21
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Post » Mon May 20, 2013 9:35 am

Thanks for the warning, I'll keep an eye open.
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Post » Mon May 20, 2013 2:13 pm

Any additional authentication byot primarily on licensed users. It makes no sense to put on the door lock, if it interferes with you, and a thief climbs out the window. The question is about where then used the stolen license and make the path useless.

The question is about where then used the stolen license and make the path useless. But the authors have done so. Construct the free version has all the features applicable. It makes no sense to steal. Do it.

I understand why the key generator used in RPG Maker. Compilation. You can do what you want, but you can not show the result. Construct 2 acts differently, there are no restrictions (except for commercial use.) Create game. Publish game. Play the game.

If the licenses are stealing, it's the bad guys. But they want those who are looking for these licenses? What they little, if at Construct 2 has everything? Ability to publish the game? The opportunity to earn by selling the game? It is worth thinking about this question.


P.S.

Perhaps scirra arcade is the answer. Publication free games with the ability to then earn a license. Honestly. In my own work.
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Post » Mon May 20, 2013 2:26 pm

Why anyone would be so cheap to steal a license for a professional tool that is 100$ and has a free version with much of the functionalities of the full version, blows my mind.
Really, is it worth scamming someone to develop a game? Are those people so cheap that they cant sell their crap game for at least 100$?
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Post » Mon May 20, 2013 6:03 pm

I dont know why people do this, Construct 2 is like one of the cheapest game-making engines ever. You usually have to buy a monthly suscription at a very high price. With C2 you just have to buy a license once for you and thats it.
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Post » Mon May 20, 2013 6:19 pm

This will not be one user trying to get a free licence, it will be part of an organised attempt to exploit the scirra name, website and it's users, for financial gain...Pixel perfick2013-05-20 18:22:17
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Post » Mon May 20, 2013 10:39 pm

Haven't received an email like that, but I hope others sure do not. DiGiCORE2013-05-20 22:39:52
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Post » Tue May 21, 2013 8:12 am

Damn Criminals!

When I first learned about C2 (Dec 2012), I was completely new to game making. I downloaded the free version, did the first tutorial, recognised C2's fantastic value, and huge potential, and immediately bought a personal licence.

People who get involved in piracy are given all sorts of names, but the only true description is - CRIMINAL! (or of course any low down name you can think of that describes there antics, and doesn't sound nice or nerdy).

What gets my back up is that they think we honest folk are stupid enough to fall for it.

And worse, as stated previously in this thread, how did they get hold of email addresses for this kind of crime spree.

Anyhow thanks for the heads up Ashley.
michael2013-05-21 08:15:04
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