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macrumors regular
Original poster
Apr 16, 2013
So basically a game i used to play sent me an email like this:

To Player,

We have gathered incontestable evidence that you have tried to sell your RuneScape account or digital items for real money.

Such RWT is destroying the balance of the game and is in violation with our policies. Any user that continues to break our rules does not belong in our community.

All of your game characters are now blacklisted for RWT and will be constantly monitored for RWT. Regardless of who you are or for how long you've been with us, if you continue to real money trade we will be: (1) permanently removing your account from RuneScape in order to protect RuneScape, and (2) accusing you in a court of law (Jagex LTD versus you), which will be an indictment based on DMCA law transgressions that is at this moment being processed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Seattle (Civ. Action Serial SANC-V12-00364-CKJ-1YzBKVYw).

If you ignore this letter and instead keep real money trading, we (Jagex Limited) reserve our rights to pursue lawful damages against you for between $400 to $2,500 per act of past, present, and/or future RWT in accordance with 18 U.S.C. 1208(b)(2).

On top of that, we have for a limited time modified your RuneScape account's status.

Please fulfill this security form to see your account's status or to appeal the new infractions you have been punished with:

Please be advised: Due to some technical issues with our detection systems, some accounts were incorrectly punished. Most of the void infractions should have been removed. Please use the appeal section to appeal any incorrect infractions received due to system errors.

Jagex LTD.

© 2014 All rights reserved by Jagex Limited and RuneScape.
Privacy Policy, Terms And Conditions:
Jagex Ltd. St John's Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge CB4 0WS United Kingdom

I don't play the game anymore, however i logged in using that link which seems like it comes from their website. I logged in using my hotmail that i opened the email with because thats what i use for the account. I don't care if they steal my runescape password because i don't play anymore however is it possible that they could get my hotmail email password by just clicking on the link or typing in my hotmail password, and is it possible that they are key logging me now that i did that?


macrumors regular
Original poster
Apr 16, 2013
I say it's a fake - Phishing attempt, no doubt

(I suggest that you DO NOT try the links…. )

Its too late,I tried the links and logged in USING the same hotmail as the email that i received it with however my password isn't the same as my email password. I dont care if my runescape password gets stolen. Is my hotmail at jeopardy? Is my mac at jeopardy of being key logged,


macrumors 68000
Mar 20, 2009
Near London, UK.
Is my hotmail at jeopardy? Is my mac at jeopardy of being key logged,

Only if you are so naive to believe similar phishing messages in future and end up installing the software they suggest or "logging on" using your email address and password into a fake hotmail account.

I would change your Runescape password
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