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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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i remember getting the tab tab space enter scam -.-
Feb 06 2010
i cant believe i read the entire thing
Feb 06 2010
Name of Scam: johnny12345 scam
Intro: i created this but its like a random scam also only for gm's with iq's of -30000000
the situation: i (johnny12345) ask to trade with u a goku helm for 30,000,000,000,000,000 mesos. u, being stupid, trade with me 30,000,000,000,000,000 mesos. i put a hat hacked with graphics and declare it gives infinity dex, str, int, and luk. ur like, Horray and trade it with me. u never relized uve been had, but then ur mom says u r had
additional pposts not neccesary
Feb 07 2010
ill add one: someone befriends u and earns ur trust then you get a message that says you have been seleced to be a gm and tells to try to add to buddy, then it says cant add gamemaster so yo think its legit it turns ot the gm is also a scammer and is with ur "friend" gm asks u for info and says loggoff for 3 min and logg back on and u be gm when actually he logs on and gives all ur stuff to ur "friend" the gm logs on to its own account and they split winnings NEVER GIVE OUT UR PASS/PIN!
Feb 08 2010
For friends trust Real life ones ._.
Feb 08 2010
Friend gave me a DK, geared it up with about ~650mil worth of items? (I was 14 and was a nx whoarse) ;__; got scammed brooo.
Feb 08 2010
twyrp Level 197 Scania Dark Knight
I don't know if anyone posted this already:
PQ leech scam
Other guy: I'm lagging so do you mind if I wait until It's over?
You: Okay.
Other guy: ty
You: *starts PQ-ing*
Them: *Doesn't move for a long time.*
You: *Getting mad* do something plz.
Them: Ok.
and by then they've leeched for about 5 minutes.
If they are a bandit/assassin/nightwalker/rouge they can use dark sight to seem like they are doing something or possibly "accidentlly" hitting it.
i HATE those scams- happened to me 4 times D:
Otherwise, great post, it helped a lot.

Another scam:
Spieglmann's office scam:
You are playing drop game with someone on the top blocks of the office.
Them: drop something and I'll drop something.
You: ok. *drops something*
Them: *they drop something and call their friend*
Since you appear on the blocks when you go into that channel, they appear right above your drop and takes it.
That happened to me once, but I dropped a blue snail shell xD and he picked it up
Feb 10 2010
Name of Scam: Scrolled Item Scam

Introduction: Don't trade fast.... it's not a race! patience is key! Double check your trade!

The Situation: You want to buy a work glove, and some guy trades you.
He offers an 8 attack work glove and some other item, and he says he'll sell it for 10 mil.
He tells you to retrade, and he puts up the glove.
You put up your 10 mil and click trade.
When you check your inventory, you'll notice that you got a work glove with +5 avoidability, +3 dex, and no slots. WTF?

How to Prevent This:
Scrolled items take on a certain color.
When you scroll an 8 atk work glove, you'll notice that it has a blue glow.
That +5 dex and +3 dex work glove has the same blue glow also...
Next time, make SURE you DOUBLE CHECK the item you're going to trade... especially when the other guy RETRADES!
He could put up a really crappy item...
I would know since I got pwned by this...
Feb 10 2010
another scam called mango
first someone sys who wants free stuff. partner says me then u say me then they lead you to pig farm in henneseys then drop 5 items then partner gives peize then victims turn he drops the partener leaves the party then the lead leaves the map the victim is screwed the parner loots the things with the lead and victim is gone
Feb 10 2010
smartguy11 Level 119 Broa Hermit
Name of Scam: Scrolled Item Scam

Introduction: Don't trade fast.... it's not a race! patience is key! Double check your trade!

The Situation: You want to buy a work glove, and some guy trades you.
He offers an 8 attack work glove and some other item, and he says he'll sell it for 10 mil.
He tells you to retrade, and he puts up the glove.
You put up your 10 mil and click trade.
When you check your inventory, you'll notice that you got a work glove with +5 avoidability, +3 dex, and no slots. WTF?

How to Prevent This:
Scrolled items take on a certain color.
When you scroll an 8 atk work glove, you'll notice that it has a blue glow.
That +5 dex and +3 dex work glove has the same blue glow also...
Next time, make SURE you DOUBLE CHECK the item you're going to trade... especially when the other guy RETRADES!
He could put up a really crappy item...
I would know since I got pwned by this...[/quote]

Already on there, under "Common Variations" of the "Retrade I'm Lagging" Scam.
Feb 10 2010
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