Back in June, we received reports that individuals were tampering with our titles and releasing them in the wild. The situation is worse than we anticipated: we now have hard proof that many of these pirated / traded subliminals are not only fake, but are causing adverse effects in the people that have run them. Many of our superchargers have been counterfeited also.
Those who have used these fake titles are experiencing terrifying nightmares, waking up at odd times of the night and sensing “entities” and other strange issues. We’ve actually listened to the fake versions of “As Above / So Below.” Admittedly, the track was actually kinda funny. Some old man rambling on about fire elementals and the such.
Even worse, this isn’t happening to just our titles – the individual(s) created counterfeit versions of popular titles from every major subliminal producer and spread them across various pirate channels.
We cannot stress this enough: do NOT run any title acquired from an illegitimate source. If you didn’t purchase it yourself and download it from the official SubClub server, assume that it could be fake. I’ve alerted Shannon Matteson of Indigo Mind Labs of the issue and since many of our users also use his subliminals, he requested that I remind everyone that all of his titles comes with a hash file to verify the authenticity of your downloads. That being said, I would recommend avoiding pirated versions of ANY producer’s subliminals, not just ours. Even though we’re technically “competitors,” we’re having conversations to develop initiatives on how we come together combat things like this, given that it’s an existential threat to the entire industry as a whole. As subliminal producers, it’s hard enough convincing people to have enough faith in us to run a subliminal without seeing the script – things like this threaten to bring the entire field down as a whole. More information on that later.
In order to increase the safety of our users, we’re going to start providing hashes also. We’re going to start rolling them out this weekend. They’ll automatically be added to your account once completed, and I’ll update this thread as the hashes for each file becomes available.
Rest assured that @Fire and myself spend a significant amount of time ensuring that our titles are safe. That’s one of the reasons why we use consultants and experts in the development of both our subs and superchargers. That’s also why we have an open forum where you can post your results and concerns. And that’s also why we immediately jump to action when we hear things like this.
If you think we’re making this up just because we want to scare pirates into purchasing products, you’re wrong. The company is doing GREAT thanks to loyal customers like ya’ll. A company couldn’t ask for a better customer base, and we thank you all for it.
For those of you using pirated copies for whatever reason, I’m not gonna lecture you. Instead, PLEASE BE SAFE. This threat is real.