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Common Scams and How to Avoid Them
I want to make sure you, your account, and all your items are safe!
Here is a list of common scams, and how to avoid them.Scam 1: Drop Game
The idea of this is someone tells you to go somewhere of their choosing, and tells you to drop your best items while they drop some of theirs. They usually go through a few rounds, rewarding you for playing. Once they see something they want, they will either vac (Use hacks) your drops to them or have someone come out of hiding and swipe your precious items before you can pick them up again. This usually occurs at the Henesys hair salon.
Scam 2: Duplicating Items
Prevention - NEVER drop anything you are not willing to lose. In fact, just don't drop anything, that's why trades exist.
A person will tell you to put your best items up for cloning. There are various ways they do this so I will not explain each. They will then tell you to click trade but do not click accept. Once that comes up, they will tell you to type "Copy." Now the "y" in copy causes it to act as a yes and they have just received all of your items in trade. Many users will also offer to clone or duplicate an item for you, they tellyou to put it up in a trade box with them, and hit tab+tab+space+enter. This will make you complete a trade with them.
Scam 3: Buying/Selling
Prevention - Knowledge is power! No really, it is. Now that you know, you can spot these kind of scams the moment they happen. Simply report the users and inform others around of their doings. As well, never hit tab+tab+space+enter.
This usually occurs in the Free Market entrance. Someone will say "B> itemX 10mil" while another person is shouting "S>itemX 6m" The problem is, itemX is only worth 2m and once you buy it from the person selling for 10mil, usually both the seller and the one who is buying for alot both log off after having scammed you of your mesos.
Scam 4: I'll Give you NX/ I want to try your character
Prevention - Be weary, there is not really any fast cash from this method. If someone is B> and S> the same items in the FM, they would have traded each other already.
Many players will pretend to be your friends in order to gain access to your account. They will either tell you they are going to charge NX for you, or wish to play on your character to try it out. NEVER let them. Most likely you will never see it back.
Scam 5: Pay to join a guild
Prevention - NEVER give out your account information to anyone.
Most guilds are free to join, those requesting mesos to join are an iffy situation. Not all are scams, some may need the money for expanding. Though in many cases, they will invite you, have you pay your "membership" fees and boot you from the guild almost immediately after.?
Scam 6: Fake GM's
Prevention - Try to join a guild of a friend or ask to pay at a later date, after you are established in the guild.
Usually someone will chat request you with an IGN that sounds like it has a relation to Nexon. They will tell you that your account has been reported for hacking and they need to scan your account. They will then ask for your login information. They will then log off, and as soon as you log off, they will have your account. Alternatively they may ask you for your email or attempt to send you a file. These are usually keylogged.
Prevention - Just ignore these people. Unless they are carrying an actual Wizet briefcase, or hat. A GM will never ask for your user information.
Scam 8: Quitting Sale/ Massive Sale
Scam 9 - Account Selling
Scam 10: Youtube GM/NX Phishing Links(submitted by Ryuujin131)
Scam 11: NX Reward Scams(submitted by mzfuzzybunny)
Scam 12: Website Scams(Submitted by*SINJoseph)
Scam13: Shop Comment Keyloggers(submitted by Skorbo)
Scam 14: Phishing websites
Scam 15: Powerball Casino (submitte Khongi)
My friend once made me do this sort of thing for him a long time ago in RuneScape lol. It was so embarrassing, getting trade offers and having to pretend not to notice them...
Yep, that's rule No.1 in games and probably life too