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Common Scams and How to Avoid Them

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smartguy11 Level 119 Broa Hermit
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Posted: April 2009 Permalink

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DuoRong Level 200 Broa Kanna 4
ive got scamed too some guy selling iblis 30m i had just enough for a set
bought a them for 12m he did the fast trade thing i lost ilbis and got nothing
Jul 23 2009
Name of Scam: Family Scam
Intro: Similar to the im your friend scam
The Situation :Some random person trades (you are most likely a girl because that is who they target) and says they are bobby12234 who is your seinor or jr. They ask for money for some odd reason.
How to Prevent This: Make a password with friends so you know its them and even if they know the password just say Lol What?
Jul 24 2009
DartzDragon Level 100 Windia Demon Slayer 3
Ive been scammed a lot too.
This really helps. Ive encountered many of these scams.
I feel bad for the trusting your good friend to xfer one. I feel bad that you had to go thru tat.
Jul 24 2009
**Name**:The Amazing Item Copier v.2
**Intro**:Ive done this one myself a few times... sorry about that.
**The Situation**:You're walking around minding your own business when someone trades you and simply says "follow". Wanting to know what this is about, you follow him to the Henesis skin care place (or any other place without a map). When you get inside, he/she will go stand at the other side of the room and start saying pre determined things like "Ok here's how this works, blah blah blah".They will tell you to stand on the bottom stair in the right side of the screen (often they will go over and sow you where to stand)and tell you that if you drop and item there when the get to 1 (3...2...1) it will double. (The stairs are so that their buddy behind the pole can get it before you do.) You figure that now that you've followed him all the way here, and listened to his little speech, you might as well try it, right? Wrong! It instant you drops drop that item, the guy behind the pole is gonna jump out, grab that item, and cc like there's no tommorrow.
**How to Prevent This**:
#1on't follow random people.
#2:Use common sense. How could a person really double your item? And why would they?
#3ouble click the pole. If you see a profile, get out of there ASAP.
P.S. You wouldn't believe how many people fall for this.
Jul 24 2009
**Name**:The Amazing Item Copier v.2
**Intro**:Ive done this one myself a few times... sorry about that.
**The Situation**:You're walking around minding your own business when someone trades you and simply says "follow". Wanting to know what this is about, you follow him to the Henesis skin care place (or any other place without a map). When you get inside, he/she will go stand at the other side of the room and start saying pre determined things like "Ok here's how this works, blah blah blah".They will tell you to stand on the bottom stair in the right side of the screen (often they will go over and sow you where to stand)and tell you that if you drop and item there when the get to 1 (3...2...1) it will double. (The stairs are so that their buddy behind the pole can get it before you do.) You figure that now that you've followed him all the way here, and listened to his little speech, you might as well try it, right? Wrong! It instant you drops drop that item, the guy behind the pole is gonna jump out, grab that item, and cc like there's no tommorrow.
**How to Prevent This**:
#1on't follow random people.
#2:Use common sense. How could a person really double your item? And why would they?
#3ouble click the pole. If you see a profile, get out of there ASAP.
P.S. You wouldn't believe how many people fall for this.[/quote]

This is the drop game cheating scam and what I do is when someone tries this one on me I go along with it and mess with their mind and than i say hey (Person behind pole's name here) than they either come out or cc
Jul 24 2009
Name of the scam : Leech
Intro : basically leech f3
Situation : So your a mid lvld person looking for AM/Bish leech. You see a well equipped High famed Bishop selling leech, you trade him you discuss crap, he has rep mules he charges very cheap and can do 4 hours ( very tempting no). So you meet at teh place you leech he doors you. Then you pay him a bit first, he starts killing or may be he'll even ask you to get your 2x card first. He starts killing and you ask about the rep mules and crap when suddenly, he tells you can i get an advance payment (They usually make up some kinda of crappy storry [I fell for it f3] like his bro needs 15m more for his "TT 30 in fm". Before they do this they usually kill for afew minutes. So you being anxious for leech and thinking he's ok. You give him the rest of the mesars, he says he'll go to fm BAM. He closes the door >.> runs away and bye bye mesos.

I learnt this the hard way >.> so hope this helps too.
Jul 24 2009
Are the guilds posted in SW tht sells Zakum Helmets are all legit?..(off topic) How much is a Zrun in Demethos?
Jul 24 2009
You misunderstood the whole concept of drop gaming. You see it is not a scam anymore. Now a days when someone plays drop game you play item v.s item and both players have agreed upon dropping there items knowing the risks that if they loose its **GAME OVER** unless your not a quitter you might stay till your cleaned out of items/stars. For example, here are a couple of well known drop gamers of scania. Link and [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIpb7R-uWiI]Me of course.[/url]. So in conclusion drop game is not a scam anymore, though if someone tells you to drop 5 items to win something that's something else not drop game. Tata.
Jul 26 2009
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