One of my Friends sent me a message the other day that simply said: "1600 G." When I asked him what it was about he said that he'd been told him that MS was giving away 1600 points
if you sent that to all Friends. I told him I thought it wasn't likely to be legit, because the last time MS gave anything away, it was 80 points
. Sounds like maybe this might have been a rumor that sprouted from the system being hacked.
Some days I'm glad I'm not a technophile, lol - I don't know how to even send a message to All Friends, so I was saved from the possibility of thinking "oh, what the hell - can't hurt, might help."
PS: Before I hit Post, I checked that message, and "the other day" equals Feb. 27 in my world, apparently. Due to what I read in the link,
Each refresh of the site brought up a new 160 point code; one person claimed that he scrounged up $150 worth of points in about 20 minutes, but naturally others began having trouble accessing the site as traffic rapidly grew beyond capacity.
now I'm wondering if that was a pre-test of some sort to see how much they could tie up the system. In general, I give no credence whatsoever to conspiracy theories... unless they involve MS.