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Wesley Snape

Wesley Snape

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Hi fellow Runescapers!

There is many ways how to scam people in Runescape and it is really unfortunate that it happens. When you get scammed you will probably get bursts of feelings and you feel like saying all what your mind throws. Here I'll tell how to deal with this situation and how you might even get your money back.

1# Do not show anger nor yell at the scammer: You want to show that you can be polite with it and that you admit that you fell for the scam.

2# Learn from it: After you get scammed you want to know how to awoid it next time. So now you ask from the scammer how it works and you tell that it was pretty clever. (well clever enough to fool you)

3# Report and gather evidence: While he tells how he did the scam it is perfect opportunity to take notes and Report him/her and hes/her co-workers.

4# Do not beg your money back: You just lost your stuff and it is hes now, face it. But if you are clever enough and act friendly he might give your money back since scammers are able to feel emphaty too.

5# Final phase: Now you have all you need. You have info how the scam works, you have reported the scammer and if you were lucky you even got your stuff back. Now is the time to get rid of the scammer so he doesn't get too friendly. Un-friend him and block him and then get away from him.



I hope this guide helped you guys and i will gladly answer to questions and take feedback from you guys.

05-May-2017 12:58:56 - Last edited on 05-May-2017 15:04:47 by Wesley Snape

Wesley Snape

Wesley Snape

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Screenshots will not help at all, they can not be used as evidence since they can be edited or entirely made up.

If something seems too good to be true, it usually is.


Thank you for you post!

Screenshots can be good evidence and also photoes taken with phone. Anything that (might) help is good.

(edit) : Yah it's now confirmed that Screenshots won't work.

05-May-2017 14:22:45 - Last edited on 05-May-2017 15:02:41 by Wesley Snape

Twillow
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Twillow

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Hello

I've moved this thread out of Runemetrics in the RS Help and Guides forum.

Also, as already mentioned, screenshots are not used as evidence. Players need to report the rule breaking in game via the report button.
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05-May-2017 14:55:21

Wesley Snape

Wesley Snape

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Twillow said:
Hello

I've moved this thread out of Runemetrics in the RS Help and Guides forum.

Also, as already mentioned, screenshots are not used as evidence. Players need to report the rule breaking in game via the report button.


Hi Twillow!

Thank you for moving my post to proper place. Also thank you for the info regarding of Screenshots (it's confirmed info now).

05-May-2017 15:01:09 - Last edited on 05-May-2017 15:01:33 by Wesley Snape

Ziksy
Oct Gold Premier Club Member 2012

Ziksy

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I'll just add few pointers here (well written tbh!):

1# Only meet players in safe areas; if you're up to trade or exhange something, only agree to meet at safe, bank zones.

2# Be careful when meeting players elsewheres; usually there's a scam infront depending on specific area mechanics.

3# DON'T DROP your stuff. Jagex has stated that they can't keep track on dropped items and even if accident is reported, there's no evidence for scam.

4# If something seems too good to be true, it usually is.

Stay safe
Red
Yellow
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08-May-2017 17:20:49

Bloodcoin
Jun Member 2019

Bloodcoin

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hi i got scammed from one named censors or another name obsession and she must be stopped because using guys to get gp and pretend to be their gf irl what is not true and i want her out of game before she scam other guys like did me i lost too much and she just dissapeared and newer talked to me again i want justice gf scam is too bad this game becouse this is not dating site and there is heavy evidence she date whit guys and scam money for it

HELP!

stop her

07-Mar-2018 14:39:25 - Last edited on 07-Mar-2018 14:43:36 by Bloodcoin

Dream boat
Feb Member 2019

Dream boat

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Bloodcoin said:
hi i got scammed from one named censors or another name obsession and she must be stopped because using guys to get gp and pretend to be their gf irl what is not true and i want her out of game before she scam other guys like did me i lost too much and she just dissapeared and newer talked to me again i want justice gf scam is too bad this game becouse this is not dating site and there is heavy evidence she date whit guys and scam money for it

HELP!

stop her


As you stated Bloodcoin, RuneScape is not a dating site. You should not have been enabling the player to scam you by asking them to date you in the first place. You cannot trust everyone on the internet. Use this experience to learn and grow.
Temper Actions with Wisdom.

08-Mar-2018 02:16:49

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