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#1 General Stone

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:50 AM

How can you recognize a scam instantly? <_<
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#2 Derek M.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 03:26 PM

Level and armour. Probably the biggest factors.



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Posted 14 February 2011 - 04:03 PM

What???
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 04:30 PM

See what level they are, if they say there selling a Godsword and their level 56 wearing addy then its probly a scam



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Posted 14 February 2011 - 04:32 PM

oh hahahah! :)
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 04:40 PM

It's usually a good indication



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Posted 14 February 2011 - 04:46 PM

Level 3 noob says " Selling 12 phats!" :lol:
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#8 Derek M.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 05:08 PM

lol exactly



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Posted 14 February 2011 - 05:10 PM

I understand now! ;)
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 05:18 PM

Ok good :)



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Posted 14 February 2011 - 05:20 PM

But what I mean was "what are the old classic trick you should be aware of?" Before its too late! :o
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 05:30 PM

People trying to fake a noted steel 2h as a sara sword



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Posted 14 February 2011 - 05:31 PM

Oh im gona have to watch out for that one! :unsure:
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 09:59 PM

Yea, just be careful



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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:38 AM

And try and not get scammed in the arena. They change stakes at last minute! :o
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 01:49 PM

If it's too good to be true, it probably is.

Any people hosting a quitting/drop party are probably going to scam you. Of course, there's no harm in going along - just be sure to bank EVERYTHING you don't want to lose. I went to one once (and banked all my stuff) and almost got teleported into the wild. If they offer to teleport you anywhere BE VERY CAUTIOUS. That's a sure sign of an approaching scam.

Also, if they want you to do any trust trades, those are a scam. Trimming any armor is a scam, and be sure to ALWAYS check the second trade window - I do.


I'll be writing a guide later on which will be full of useful information. Until then, just think to yourself "Is this too good to be true?"
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#17 Derek M.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 02:42 PM

Yea follow what Derek said, those reasons he gave above is exactly why I dont play RS all the time and play other games that I will not mention. <_< Unfortunatly most of Runescapes community is extreamly immature, always scammers, people luring and I honestly dont see that it other games, you might get the odd jerk but it very rare. Like it one game we play we give people stuff and trust them to make it into armour or a weapon and give it back. Nobody has ever taken my stuff.



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Posted 16 February 2011 - 11:38 AM

Wow...Dereck! Is that gona be in your guide...Also there is a problem with making aguid like that..it might give someone ideas :unsure: . But it will proly do more good than bad. :)
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 03:06 PM

That would be a good idea



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Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:14 AM

It could very well give someone ideas, however let's look at this scenario.

User A - A Runescaper who plays by the rules.
User B - A scammer.

User B reads the Anti-Scam guide and decides to try one of the tricks on User A. Before logging into Runescape, User A takes a look at the guide - being sure to watch out for scams like that.
User A logs into Runescape.
User B attempts to scam User A using a slightly modified technique from our guide.
User A notices the trick & reports him, then continues on his merry way.

What are we left with? Two users who won't be scammed anytime soon, and a scammer who's going to have a tough time with Jagex.

So the more honest players that read the guide, the better off everyone will be. If 90% of the RS population reads the guide, then the scammers will be severely hurt as only 10% will be left to scam. Now let's also say 5% use common sense and don't get scammed. That leaves 5% left for them to scam.

Have fun with that. ^_^ Of course, I doubt we'll get 90% of the RS population to read it. But even if people wont come to Runeaid to read it we can still inform our friends of the different scams through Runescape, MSN, or however else you chat with them. Just spread the knowledge around. Posted Image


So yeah, I'll release the guide ASAP with every scam technique I know (I'll even keep an eye out for new scams to use) to keep everyone safe. Tell EVERYONE YOU CAN (without getting in trouble of course) about the guide, and then that's more people safe.



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