Fake Mojang support site promises free Minecon capes, fooled hundreds of players

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Every once and a while, one of these sites crops up promising something for your Minecraft account in exchange for your user name/password. This is something called 'Phishing', where websites or emails ask for your private information to later sell or give away. A new website, disguised as a Mojang Support page, claims to offer Minecon capes once you log into your Minecraft account. The page says, "You found our limited edition cape registration page! Congratulations, please login and we will credit you your well deserved cape!"

To most players, this would be an obvious fake since Minecon capes are only distributed to Minecon guests. However, this could easily fool inexperienced players into giving away their Minecraft accounts. Mojang Support (the real one!) has already said on Twitter, "We have received tweets reporting sites offering free Minecon capes. Please do not provide any information to those websites - it is a scam!"

The owner of the website removed all personal information from the website's WHOIS database, meaning it's difficult to track who made the site. It was registered using eNom, and it seems the owner is somewhere in Paraguay. So be on the lookout for the site, and please share this article to everyone you know who plays Minecraft so they won't be fooled as well!

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CMitchellR
April 13, 2014 at 10:42 AM delete

Stupid as holes. Why do people try to rip off kids that don't know any better. Come on people your making it so people won't know what's lagit an what is a scam.

Corbin don't delete this this is my opinion and I didn't curse

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bendik mann
April 13, 2014 at 11:51 AM delete

Im terribly sorry to tell you this but you did in fact swear yes you did not type the words together or correctly but your intention is a swear so you would have technically have sworn

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April 13, 2014 at 12:15 PM delete

Yes you did curse, and I removed it from your comment.

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War Kid 101
April 13, 2014 at 1:15 PM delete

These people who scam kids, what will they get from this, except a horrible feeling that they took some kid's good money and try to sell it. Web filters should look for these kind of sites and take them off the internet, those sites have no use in existing

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C3sarz
April 13, 2014 at 2:02 PM delete

OMG how could people from my country do these horrible things! Web browsers should definitely block this

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The Daily Mineplanet
April 13, 2014 at 4:21 PM delete

What was this site?

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King_of_Mints
April 13, 2014 at 10:38 PM delete

Consider this SHARED!

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Eragon1216
April 14, 2014 at 10:26 AM delete

I agree that it is wrong but I'm not quite sure how to make a web browser detect a scam. These types of sites usually don't have any immediate effects on a computer, (Meaning they aren't viruses) So web browser filters wouldn't see anything wrong with them.

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Droidninja
April 15, 2014 at 3:43 PM delete

Good job on keeping our site user friendly both through UI and language!

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Droidninja
April 15, 2014 at 3:45 PM delete

It even looked like a Mojang site... *sigh*

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Minecraftabob
April 16, 2014 at 12:23 AM delete

Lol, that'd messed up. :/

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FruitcakeCat63
April 16, 2014 at 4:08 AM delete

I feel bad for all the poor n00bs who clicked the link :/

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Metaflyer
April 20, 2014 at 7:07 PM delete

Personally, not trying to be mean, that would've been OBVIOUS for me, because a few years ago I had to spend HOURS being taught how a phishing page was written (this one is a typical phishing phrase), so also, if you want to learn like me, look it up online. Phishing phrases.

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EleanorB20752
April 21, 2014 at 5:13 AM delete

i know right? that's just crazy!!!

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EleanorB20752
April 23, 2014 at 3:34 AM delete

I agree 100%

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Metaflyer
May 3, 2014 at 2:45 PM delete

You can get this thing called AdBlock and another thing called AdBlock Plus that work well together and will block this sort of thing, as well as viruses, malware, spyware, and phishing. And I have only seen about 100 ads since I got these two things, and I've had them for a year and a half. It even tells me things like 'WARNING! This site is controlled by a known malware provider! Entering this site may damage your computer!" [Go back] [Continue] ([]= Button)
You can get it off the Chrome Web Store. If you don't have Chrome, I recommend getting it. It also has built-in systems that help with that.

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