Strange telegram I received

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  1. I am on world 8, with a small town and I recieved this telegram:

    "Hello!

    Check this website:
    http://www.shops-the-west.net/

    The purpose of this website is to simplify the managing process of your shops in The West. Here you can log on, add goods to your shop, search for items and make use of the blacklist of dishonest players.

    I hope this website will be useful to you.

    PS: weststats dont work with Internet Explorer ;-)"

    It needs a registration, which of course demands your The West password.

    Of course, I did not give it my password but am curious if anyone knows anything about this site? It says you can choose what goes in your shops in town ... which itself sounds about impossible unless they have access to the code.
     
  2. Elmyr

    Elmyr Guest

    I've never tried it, but I don't see why it would be any better than West Stats. The spammed telegrams are obnoxious, but I really don't think this is a phishing attempt as others have claimed. If you read HOW TO use website, it specifically says "DON'T GIVE YOUR GAME PASSWORD"
     
  3. klondike

    klondike Guest

    I received the message too.
    Personally I feel whoever is sending the spam should be BANNED, especially since it asks for game password info.
    Could be mistaken, but don't believe the other sites ask for your GAME password info.
    If somehow, that kind of message is NOT against site rules, it should be.
    Just like that message awhile back regarding some site that pays you to watch ads & gives you money should be banned too.
     
  4. Elmyr

    Elmyr Guest

    Where is everyone seeing that? You have to register, just like you do at West Stats to use a lot of the features, but I don't see anywhere it asks for your game user/pass. As I said, it specifically says not to use it. I'm not endorsing the site or anything. The spam has cost them any shred of credibility they may have had, but I don't see any evidence of phishing.
     
  5. I received it also, in World 3. There were a lot of towns registered on the site and members also. I could not tell that the prices were any better, but I wondered where it came from. I actually think I posted a question somewhere outhere about it.:) What is the verdict? Good or bad.
     
  6. Elmyr

    Elmyr Guest

    The prices can't be changed.

    Bad, until they quit spamming and sell the site on it's merits, but as I've said, I don't think it's about phishing.
     
  7. klondike

    klondike Guest

    I could be wrong, but believe the site is registered in Europe, possibly France.
     
  8. Elmyr

    Elmyr Guest

  9. TitusMaximus

    TitusMaximus Guest

    I tried it. Clean interface, uncluttered. Strong design. Simple. Easy to use and quick.
    Yet not as extensive as Weststats.
     
  10. Elmyr

    Elmyr Guest

    Even if it's good, I strongly suggest boycotting it until they quit spamming.
     
  11. -TP-

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    i have gotten three of those messages from three different level 1 players its getting annoying the way that guy is promoting his site.
     
  12. bk200

    bk200 Guest

    3 different players
    so it is multi accounting ......
     
  13. TitusMaximus

    TitusMaximus Guest

    Ok so their method of delivering the news of their site could have been done differently.
     
  14. bk200

    bk200 Guest

    they only have 900 members too low compared to west stats
     
  15. TitusMaximus

    TitusMaximus Guest

    Westats been around a lot longer
     
  16. Jordon987

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    Lies, I use Ie
     
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  17. Red Falcon

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    That's odd! I did not receive a telegram like that and neither has my brother. Who sent you that telegram, anyway?
     
  18. Elmyr

    Elmyr Guest

    They use random names. You'll know it when you see it. It doesn't matter, they're all level 1s created just for the purposes of spamming.
     
  19. That still is alot of effort to send out mass telegrams, unless they have a program to do it for them.
     
  20. Elmyr

    Elmyr Guest

    I assumed they were violating another rule by automating that as well.
     
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