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    Default Friends Gamertag was hacked!

    So yesterday i get a phonecall from my friend flipping out on how his gamertag was hacked. Person got his information, bought 200$ worth of DLC and is using his account as we speak!

    My friend contacted microsoft and they opened up an investigation on the matter. Unfortunately its going to take 3-4 weeks for him to be able to play online again.

    Gears of War 3 is about 3 weeks away, and hes flipping out because he might not be able to play! He was my co-op partner too, so now im pretty bummed. Hes a diehard gears fan like me so i feel absolutly terrible.

    Anyone ever have their gamertag hacked, or had a friend. Any suggestions as far as what he can do!? if there are any?

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    Tell him to buy a 1 month XBL card and make a new account until he gets his old one back?
    Also im guessing he has but cancel the card from the account.

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    Yeah, I guess thats his only option if he really wants to play on release day. Hes just going to have to get all the achievements/unlocks again when he gets his old account back.

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    That sucks. I guess he has to be more careful, put a XBL passcode on your account and never leave your credit card details in. Might be more convenient but Safety > Convenience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D3FJAAM View Post
    Tell him to buy a 1 month XBL card and make a new account until he gets his old one back?
    Also im guessing he has but cancel the card from the account.
    Well gears 2 has been out for almost 2 weeks now and he still hasnt gotten his original gamertag back. He did make a new one september 19th so he has been playing. The thing is, now he has all his achievements/unlocks on this account. Theres no way hes going to want to go back and unlock everything all over again if/when he gets his old one back. But his old one has all the gears 1 and 2 saves... Its a lose lose i guess.

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    It takes awhile. I got mine compromised in in late June, and I didn't get my account back until later August. Just have your friend politely call Xbox support every now and then to ask for an update. The reps will put a mark on his account so that they know not to put it on the backburner. But yeah, it'll take some time.

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    frequently change your windows live password

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    Quote Originally Posted by xICooRsYIx View Post
    So yesterday i get a phonecall from my friend flipping out on how his gamertag was hacked. Person got his information, bought 200$ worth of DLC and is using his account as we speak!

    My friend contacted microsoft and they opened up an investigation on the matter. Unfortunately its going to take 3-4 weeks for him to be able to play online again.

    Gears of War 3 is about 3 weeks away, and hes flipping out because he might not be able to play! He was my co-op partner too, so now im pretty bummed. Hes a diehard gears fan like me so i feel absolutly terrible.

    Anyone ever have their gamertag hacked, or had a friend. Any suggestions as far as what he can do!? if there are any?

    -xICooRsYIx

    So instead of cancelling his credit card thats on his profile, he is just letting the person go. Nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calebrocker7 View Post
    frequently change your windows live password
    or set it to do so automatically every 72 days...

    or

    protect your xbl account with a passcode in dashboard.

    old news and probably already been mentioned, but he could create another gamertag on his xbox, that comes with a free month of xbl.
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