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FreshBoomBap
Apr Member 2019

FreshBoomBap

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I know everyone should already be aware of the multiple "zombie" accounts out there right now autotyping and spamming worlds. And if you're not aware please do not follow these links that they are providing they lead to a phishing website which in turn will compromise your account details and turn your account into one of them.

I just wanted to make everyone aware that this is a problem and I hope that jagex is viewing the reports being made on these accounts and responding in a timely manner.

There is only so much the community can do. I'll continue to do my best to raise awareness and report as accurately as possible and I implore the rs community to do the same. With a supportive atmosphere we will endure.

Thank you for your time and enjoy Scaping.

17-Jul-2019 04:31:13

Not Creme
May Member 2018

Not Creme

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The phishing would only be relatively successful if they ask you for your RS login credentials to begin with. If you are not on the RuneScape website, FunOrb, or any Jagex-linked account thereof, do not type your RuneScape login.

17-Jul-2019 04:54:57 - Last edited on 17-Jul-2019 04:55:08 by Not Creme

FreshBoomBap
Apr Member 2019

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I agree 100%. I do however still see this as a problem for younger players who are unaware of these tricks that scammers use which takes the fun out of the game and they're less likely to come back; which in turn will hurt the popularity and population of players on this game. I've already seen a sharp decline over the past few years in active players.

17-Jul-2019 05:07:50

Not Creme
May Member 2018

Not Creme

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An increase of PMod presence could help, but that's quite unlikely. Why? Younger players are still susceptible to manipulation. Jagex has done a wonderful job of account security. If I had gone out and gotten intentionally phished, my account would still be secure as I have two-factor authentication active on my account.

Either they would have to be in remote control of my phone, or they would have to have physical access to my phone. Then, once they log into my account, they'd need my bank PIN to transfer any items or money over to their account. They'd need access to my email address in order to change my password, and so-on.

At this point, I believe being phished is your own undoing. You can decide how secure your account is. If you let it get taken over, it's not the fault of Jagex.

17-Jul-2019 05:36:11

FreshBoomBap
Apr Member 2019

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Hes correct again. It is however the aim of games like this to bring in the younger generation of gamers to keep the game flourishing and to get more funds for better content and to keep the game alive. I'm not saying invite all the kids to be pmods; that would probly be a bad idea however most in the game myself included are part of the generation who started playing this game 13-15 years ago who have the knowledge and experience with the game to make educated decisions regarding the safety and security of everyone on this game. There are a wealth of people like us that are more than willing to help moderate the game and raise awareness.

It's not like there isnt a need. I just dont know if theres the same gung-ho attitude with jagex there used to be to recruit experienced players to moderate these days. That is what it feels like lately

17-Jul-2019 06:11:34 - Last edited on 17-Jul-2019 06:12:12 by FreshBoomBap

Not Creme
May Member 2018

Not Creme

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There never has been, or ever will be that attitude with Jagex. You are relating your own past to the current present. The younger generations, as you imagine your elementary days, are not playing RuneScape anymore, they're playing Fortni-... night?

Nostalgia roams through the community which is why it's incredibly easy to find like-minded individuals. You find a clan and stick to them and say "the community is segregated", whereas most of any clan's ideals match one another. If RS formed one huge clan (or guild), we'd all get along swimmingly. The vast majority of players I meet, and I am a very talkative person to randoms I see in my world(s), they are in their mid-twenties.

The game matured, and so did it's audience. It's trying to cater to the same audience it has always had.

17-Jul-2019 06:23:00

Tuffty
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Part of the issue is it's way to easy to make accounts on Youtube. If YouTube made it a little more difficult to make them so they have to use a real legit E-Mail address and other things it would be a start.

When 1 philshing site gets taken down they use the next 1 they have made. They may have 100's of pages ready made to use up. It needs to be harder to make them in bulk.

Also YouTube needs to act faster when taking down sites. I remember reporting 1 for well over 3 months until it was taken down. It had 1000's of views. No idea ho many accounts they managed to get but I bet it was a few.

Also it does not matter how many times Jagex tell the RS Community not to visit suspect sites people will always go look. It's human nature really. Jagex have warned the RS Community for years and years and still people get phished.

I think Jagex also need to do a little more. Meaning take a few of these so called hackers to court. Get a few jailed or huge massive fines. It might calm down after that. But until action is taken and it's well advertised within the community they will still make YouTube and Twitch pages to get access to other peoples accounts. :(
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17-Jul-2019 08:11:07

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