Its so obviously fake i cant believe anybody on this forum actually believes it.
You can go here to read the google cached version of the email in question since rockstar had them take it down.http://18.104.22.168/search?q=cache:pudik...;cd=1&gl=us
The good news is we are planning to send out your copy of GTA IV tomorrow, Wednesday 23rd April, to be with you first thing on Thursday 24th, so the wait is almost over.
In order for us to do that, could you:
- Let us know which format you would prefer to receive the game on?
- Let us know your Gamertag, if the answer to the above is Xbox 360 or your PSN On Line ID if the answer is PS3.
Why we need to know.
Xbox 360 Version
We need your Gamertag because Microsoft will be helping Rockstar Games monitor access to the online modes up to release date. Because of this, we will need to add your Gamertag to the approved list of gamers who can play online prior to release. In addition to supplying this information, if you do intend to go online before April 29th, you will need to change a couple of the basic settings on your Xbox 360 and keep these settings like this till the game comes out, otherwise other people will be able to see your achievements list for GTA IV (even if you are playing another game) and we’d like to keep that information back for the fans. You will have to switch your profile to private and appear off line. We have attached a document that explains exactly how you do this just in case.
There are no privacy settings that can be set on the PS3 but we will still be tracking who is going on line so again it will make it easier for us to identify you as a genuine user if we have your ID.
Thanks and enjoy the game!
1st) How are they getting peoples email addresses?
2nd) The email is so unprofessional its not even funny. "Hi there," ? Give me a break. Nigerian scammers greet me more professionally.
3) They dont seem to care about PS3's at all
4) What privacy settings could you possibly make on your Xbox 360 to "pass their checks"..there is none.
5) No company is going to waste hundreds of man hours adding names to some "approved" XBLive accounts list to prevent the game from being played online a few days early.
I could go on and on..about how this is fake, but i will let you guys read it and make your own judgements.