HatchetHaro,
@HatchetHaro@lemmy.blahaj.zone avatar

This is NOT age verification. It is asking for your real name and ID number, quite typical of many Chinese services for Chinese citizens.

Uninstall it.

kpw,

I can't read Chinese, only Japanese, but I think it's asking for a name and the number of a personal ID which should have 18 digits.

theolodger,

Correct.

Moonrise2473,

If I understood right they just want any name and any password for the parents mode

But you got the apk for the Chinese market, which is usually ad supported, plus the language barrier

TwinTusks,

You misunderstood. It asks for your real name and your identification number.

CJOtheReal,

Remove that shit ASAP. Get another apk.

Melody,
@Melody@lemmy.one avatar

Uninstall and Delete with extreme prejudice. Find an APK that has this removed or cracked; or make sure your system locale or language do not imply you might be Chinese speaking.

AceFuzzLord,

I know around 2021 I had this problem once, when I opened PvZ2 Chinese version. I was able to lookup and find a website that contained fake names, addresses, and IDs. It worked after I tried a few. A couple years later and it didn’t work, so I have no idea what to do.

Also, I don’t know if you need to know it or not, but for those that don’t know, the top input field bar thing is for name and the one below it is for Chinese ID.

stardreamer,
@stardreamer@lemmy.blahaj.zone avatar

Btw this is most likely a scam. This is the equivalent of asking for your name, DOB, and SSN on a random app you found (the ID contains both location and DOB). Even if you have an actual ID DO NOT FILL THIS OUT. Delete, purge, and move on.

AceFuzzLord,

Last I checked, in China, you are legally required to put in your name and ID for games like mobile games. If I recall correctly, the law says something about making sure children don’t spend all day gaming. And just inputting a fake Chinese name and Chinese ID isn’t inherently bad. The bigger problem would be what the app does behind the scenes. That’s what I’d be more concerned about.

I’ve had to do this with PvZ2 Chinese edition back in 2021, which was originally started by PopCap Shanghai, so it wasn’t just some random small company making some relatively obscure game. I personally think it’s a dumb law, but there’s nothing a foreigner like myself can do to really change it.

stardreamer,
@stardreamer@lemmy.blahaj.zone avatar

And I did the same as a kid in the late 2000s in order to play World of Warcraft. Found someone’s info on a random online dump, filled it in and didn’t think more about the id theft. What I then learned is that there is NO “fake” IDs that can pass this test. It’s just plain old ID theft of actual people.

The ID itself is encoded as 3-digit city/3-digit district/8-digit dob/and 4 random digits. There is no “generated” name that works with a specific ID since the name isn’t encoded anywhere. Most reputable vendors perform the check backed by an actual government DB.

The problem is that it IS the exact same info used to apply for bank accounts, loans, mobile phone numbers, etc. And nobody bats an eye when a pirated gaming app asks for it. This could be legitimate, but I’m more willing to say this is someone’s ID collection scheme. If that’s the case, it could be doing more than just collecting IDs (cause why not?) or it’s at least facilitating more ID theft.

AceFuzzLord,

Fair enough.

CaptainKing,

Can you give me such a website

AceFuzzLord,

First link that popped up on searx:

https://www.myfakeinfo.com/check/validate-china-citizenid.php/nationalidno/get-china-citizenidandname.php

Same site linked an ID validator:

myfakeinfo.com/…/validate-china-citizenid.php

If that doesn’t work, the next unique link was:

code-complete.com/chinaid/

That one let’s you pick your residence, enter a birthdate, and select male for female and will generate a bunch of supposedly valid IDs, but no names.

I cannot guarantee either of these will work.

AceFuzzLord,

First link that popped up on searx:

https://www.myfakeinfo.com/check/validate-china-citizenid.php/nationalidno/get-china-citizenidandname.php

Same site linked an ID validator:

myfakeinfo.com/…/validate-china-citizenid.php

If that doesn’t work, the next unique link was:

code-complete.com/chinaid/

That one let’s you pick your residence, enter a birthdate, and select male for female and will generate a bunch of supposedly valid IDs, but no names.

DebatableRaccoon,

Find another version. I’m pretty sure there shouldn’t be any age verification at all considering Lego games are usually 3 or 7+

CaptainKing,

I see. Where would you recommend me to get the apk from. Any websites you recommend

Gooey0210,

4pda has the best stuff IMO, but everything is in Russian (though the games are mostly not translated)

iwannet,

But how to make an account on 4pda ?

Gooey0210,

I don’t know, I already have mine 😅

It should be possible, the site is still functioning

What is your problem?

iwannet,

I cant complete the russian captcha. I tried for hours using google translate and bing ai but it keeps ketting it wrong.

Gooey0210,

This is genius, if you want I can solve it for you, but the only messaging app I use is simplex Or, you can message me on Lemmy, yeah

iwannet,

Can you still help me ?

Gooey0210,

Yep, yep, yep

DebatableRaccoon,

A fair question but I’m afraid I don’t play mobile games so can’t help with sources. Sorry.

noodlejetski,

mobilism

Shizu,
@Shizu@lemmy.world avatar

Minors are not allowed to play during specific times and only for a set amount per day. That’s probably why it asks thr info. It’ll prolly be sent off to some state-owned server to keep track of its citizens.

DebatableRaccoon,

Yeah, I didn’t think about the whole political spying part of owning a children’s game. Bunch o’ control freaks

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