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Old Mar 25 2013, 08:27 PM
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HOAX MESSAGES

Farm Town has reached 1 million players is a hoax. It is not real.

What are hoax messages?
Hoax messages are emails or other messages that are untrue, but because of their subject and the warning or promise of a reward if you forward to other people, keep making the rounds of the internet.

How do I know if a message is a hoax or not and what are the hoaxes?
Most hoaxes are fairly obvious. Any message that tells you that if you pass it along to a certain number of people you will receive a reward of some type is untrue. How would the entity that is supposedly promising this reward have any idea that you had forwarded the email or message? Any message warning you that if you adding someone as a buddy or a neighbor allows them to hack your computer and gain access to your personal information is also untrue. There is just no possible way for anyone to gain access to your computer or personal information on your computer by being a buddy or neighbor. Messages warning that you need to prove your account is active by forwarding the messages are the easiest ones to spot as a hoax. Why would Farm Town need you to forward farm messages to know if your farm is active when all they need to do is check your farm?

What are the current hoax messages making the rounds?
Examples of current messages making the rounds are shown below by type.

NONE OF THE MESSAGES BELOW ARE TRUE. EVEN IF YOU HAVE FORWARDED THE MESSAGES TO THE PROPER NUMBER OF PEOPLE YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY SORT OF REWARD. DO NOT POST IN THE FORUM DEMANDING YOUR REWARD. ALL SUCH POST WILL BE DELETED WITHOUT NOTICE TO THE MEMBERS.

Our newest hoax involves the game ending it states:

We've abandoned Farm Town and it will close as soon as the servers are shut down.

This is not even remotely true. It seems to have been started by disgruntled players who feel the devs are not releasing new items fast enough. The developers have specifically told the moderation team, who have passed it along to the forum member, that they are concentrating on glitches in the game at this time to make it mnore enjoyable for everyone.

Reward messages:
Attention: Farm Town announced that if you send this message to 35 persons minimum, you'll receive 50 000 Green Dollars to better your farm since Farm Town members say they have dificulty obtaining them. Time limit: Sept. 30-Nov. 29. It will not be repeated. Just copy and paste and send on.

Farmtown has reached one million players. To celebrate you must send this message to 10 players and your points will be doubled. Send to a minimum of 30 players and your farm will be enlarged,

Attention: Farm Town announced that if you send this message to 10 persons minimum, you'll receive 500 Green Dollars to better your farm since Farm Town members say they have dificulty obtaining them. Time limit: Sept. 30-Oct. 20. It will not be repeated.
**please note here Farm Town does not have Green Dollars Farm Town has Farm Cash***

FARM TOWN IS COMING TO BE A MILLION OF PLAYERS, RESEND THIS E-MAIL TO 10 OF YOUR BUDDIES AND YOU WILL RECEIVE THE DOUBLE OF THE POINT THAT YOU HAVE TODAY (some versions claim you will get a free land upgrade )!!!!

FARM TOWN HAS REACH ONE MILLION USERS.
AND TO CELEBRATE THEY WILL DOUBLE YOUR COINS.
RESEND THIS MESAGE TO 10 FRIENDS AND YOUR ACTUAL AMOUNT OF COINS WILL BE DOUBLED

Warning of hacker messages:
I just received a message saying do not hire anyone named Beef Jerkey Roxxx!!!! (real name: Tanner Dwyer) He is a hacker. Tell everyone on your buddy list because if someone on your list adds him, he'll be on your list too. He'll figure out your computer ID and address. So copy and paste this message to everyone on your buddy list, because if he hacks them, you're next.

These are some of the other names we have seen.
jj
Farmer Adaz
Christopher Butterfield (this one you will even find on snopes.com)
Red Sox Nation

Proving your account/farm is active messages:
Facebook / Farm Town is becoming very slow. History shows that the reason is that there are too many non-active members of Facebook. We will send this message today around to see if members are active or not. When active, please forward this message to 15 other users using Copy-Paste to show that it is active. Who does not send this message within 2 weeks will be deleted without hesitation to make room.

I am adding one last hoax here even though it is a Facebook hoax and not a game hoax. This is being added due to the fact that this one can put your computer at risk.

Facebook will begin charging users in 2010.

This is false. Per Snopes.com this is not only untrue, the Facebook group being advertised to protest it is in fact a vehicle for spreading malware. http://www.snopes.com/computer/internet/fbcharge.asp

Farm 21 Release

Some of our Spanish forum members have received private messages concerning an imminent release of farm 21, claiming it will carry a virus that will destroy several of the player's other farms, as well as those of their friends and neighbours.

THIS IS UNTRUE AND IS JUST ANOTHER HOAX MESSAGE GOING AROUND.

If you receive such a message, please ignore it and do not pass it on. When and IF there is a farm 21, Please read official sources such as the News and Announcements posted by Raul.

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