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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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Name: Item swap scam.

Intro:Someone appears to be giving you a GREAT deal.

The Situation: Someone trades you and asks you if you want to buy a 20 dex sauna, and its only 30 mill! You put up the money, but he asks you to retrade becasue hew wants 29,999,999 to avoid some tax. You retrade him and he puts up another purple glowing sauna. This time the sauna has 40 HP and some extra defence. You just bought a crappy sauna for 30 mill.

How to Prevent This: ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS double check the item you are buying.[/quote]

This scam is extremely similar to the variation of the retrade, im lagging scam
Mar 29 2010
theres a new one when u try to get married the guild disconect comes and d/c you and they say "give me 50m and we will let you get married"
Apr 03 2010
i never got scamed b4! f2
Apr 06 2010
Good guide
I need sum advice tho...
I don't have enough to get a zhelm, but can afford a karma scissored zhelm (scissors provided by me )
I really want a zhelm, but don't know if the seller might scam me or not
Apr 17 2010
smartguy11 Level 119 Broa Hermit
Good guide
I need sum advice tho...
I don't have enough to get a zhelm, but can afford a karma scissored zhelm (scissors provided by me )
I really want a zhelm, but don't know if the seller might scam me or not[/quote]

Don't do it. It's not worth the risk.

If the NX you have is NX Prepaid, use it in the MTS to buy something you can sell for mesos. You can probably find something worth at least 20 mil with 3k NX, which is the cost of Karma Scissors.
Apr 17 2010
dont forget, people pressure u . and u think high lvls like lvl 60+ are legit, but it turns out they are scammers too. awesome guide! the first time i've seen people say pres tab tab space enter, obviously it a scam. the first time i played maple, this dude was like "trust me". i trusted him, and there i got scammed
Apr 19 2010
Hey, I don't know how this idea just suddenly sprang up in my mind, but I've been scammed myself a couple times too, and this guide is great I've learned a lot from this, but here's my idea:

Situation:
Some guy in fm spams "Trading this account (level 160 bishop or something) for any account!" or some variation of that.

So, you trade him, and after a bit, the trade window opens up. The guys goes "Give me your info, and I'll give you mine". Most of the time, the person wanting that level 160 account won't be past level 100, so obviously he/she would give his/her info after some hesitation.

How to prevent this:
Here's what you do (before this trade happens):
Make a new account (and DON'T train too much on them) give it a legit email, password, recovery questions are optional, just make it seem like you've worked a bit on that account. Then make 3 characters in the server your scammer is in, and name these three characters HAHAHAHA, NO_LIFER, and PRANKEDFTW. Get these characters to level 10 (minimum) with some armour, and some money.

Now, in that trade with the level 160, just give him the info of that account you've created for this particular situation. Then, when you think that hes logged onto that account, track the three characters HAHAHAHA, NO_LIFER, and PRANKEDFTW, and whisper them if the scammer is on them. Then feel free to harass him and say things like, "WHAT NOW? You deserved that B**CH" because you know what? That scammer deserved it!
Apr 20 2010
rubiksmaster123 Level 136 Bera Aran 4
Hey, I don't know how this idea just suddenly sprang up in my mind, but I've been scammed myself a couple times too, and this guide is great I've learned a lot from this, but here's my idea:

Situation:
Some guy in fm spams "Trading this account (level 160 bishop or something) for any account!" or some variation of that.

So, you trade him, and after a bit, the trade window opens up. The guys goes "Give me your info, and I'll give you mine". Most of the time, the person wanting that level 160 account won't be past level 100, so obviously he/she would give his/her info after some hesitation.

How to prevent this:
Here's what you do (before this trade happens):
Make a new account (and DON'T train too much on them) give it a legit email, password, recovery questions are optional, just make it seem like you've worked a bit on that account. Then make 3 characters in the server your scammer is in, and name these three characters HAHAHAHA, NO_LIFER, and PRANKEDFTW. Get these characters to level 10 (minimum) with some armour, and some money.

Now, in that trade with the level 160, just give him the info of that account you've created for this particular situation. Then, when you think that hes logged onto that account, track the three characters HAHAHAHA, NO_LIFER, and PRANKEDFTW, and whisper them if the scammer is on them. Then feel free to harass him and say things like, "WHAT NOW? You deserved that B**CH" because you know what? That scammer deserved it![/quote]

Umm... ok nice prevention.
Apr 20 2010
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