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26-Feb-2019 04:57:20

Tren
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2003

Tren

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The original post quoted with the link removed:
BF SW0RD said:
I saw this being advertised at the GE. Its youtube video with a fake link in the bottom to look like the forum web page. Please take a look at this immediately.

DO NOT CLICK THE LINK IF YOU'RE NOT A MOD OR ADMIN. I have no idea how things get taken care of as I'm new to the community but I'm not advertising this giveaway. I think it's a SCAM. Do not click the link on the video. I'm posting the link for higher-ups to take care of it.

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Thank you.


You should never post links to phishing scams on the public forums, as that puts more accounts at risk.

You should report the channel to YouTube so that they can get it taken down. If you see the video being advertised again in game, please report the person doing the advertising.

Do not follow links that you have been given by others to access the RuneScape site. Instead type the address yourself, or use browser bookmarks that you have set yourself.

If someone is pressuring and/or bribing you to visit any website, even a YouTube or Facebook page, it's best to report them for advertising a website and then add them to your ignore list. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Support Centre pages which may prove useful:
Phishing
Computer Security
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26-Feb-2019 05:16:14

zandar
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Tren has this pretty well covered, although I'd like to add that if you see someone advertising these giveaway scams, it would be best to report as 'Advertising Websites' using the report button, to allow Jagex to take furthar action.

Take care, and be safe!
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26-Feb-2019 06:13:01

BF SW0RD
Jan Member 2019

BF SW0RD

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Thank you for taking care of it hopefully and thank you for not penalizing me. I will make sure to do it properly next time. I tried reporting the issue but the restrictions on reporting made it impossible. It wouldn't let me report without speaking to or trading with the person recently so there was no way for me to take care of business.

26-Feb-2019 07:14:47

Ms Toxicity
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You can also flag the content to YouTube. Under the player, you'll find
...
, on the right side. Click it, then
Report
and then
Spam or Misleading
. You can then explain that the content is designed to hijack RuneScape players' accounts.

I've reported such content before and YouTube is pretty good at taking these sorts of videos down.

26-Feb-2019 10:06:14

Sternenreise

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Well I dont know if this is exactly the scam that I assume.

But that one that I fell for 4 B was also conducted with the aid of a Youtube Video.



I wanted to post a link here and say ITS FAKE but it is not allowed, even though I clearly state that this is connected to the evil trick of the dudes.


I was told to report the scammers, obviously.

I did it where the Scammer told me in chat that he BUYS RS Accs to scam with them and that they sell their ingame money for real world $$.

They said they make like multiple 1000s of $ per Month.

This was IN CHAT when I reported - 3 months ago.



Know what? The guy is STILL ONLINE with this acc, doing more scams. I am not allowed to name him here. But this is just a joke, Jagex has no interest of stopping them.

They even know the bug they abuse since ages and still not fix it. Of course I reported it, but its pointless.

It's called *Animation Stalling* btw. You can also do it to lure people in PvP.

26-Feb-2019 20:54:27

Sapunjidan

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Sternenreise said:
Well I dont know if this is exactly the scam that I assume.

But that one that I fell for 4 B was also conducted with the aid of a Youtube Video.



I wanted to post a link here and say ITS FAKE but it is not allowed, even though I clearly state that this is connected to the evil trick of the dudes.


I was told to report the scammers, obviously.

I did it where the Scammer told me in chat that he BUYS RS Accs to scam with them and that they sell their ingame money for real world $$.

They said they make like multiple 1000s of $ per Month.

This was IN CHAT when I reported - 3 months ago.



Know what? The guy is STILL ONLINE with this acc, doing more scams. I am not allowed to name him here. But this is just a joke, Jagex has no interest of stopping them.

They even know the bug they abuse since ages and still not fix it. Of course I reported it, but its pointless.

It's called *Animation Stalling* btw. You can also do it to lure people in PvP.


I made a similar thread yesterday about a scamming clan. I was aware of the fact that naming ppl on the forums is not okay so i split the explaining of the scam in 2 parts
-1 in which i give the names as well so ppl could avoid the scammers directly
-1 in which i explained the scam easier and without naming anyone
Both posts got deleted and the thread got locked. Its not Jagex faults(entirely) tho when it comes to warning ppl here as the ppl in charge with the forums are mostly jagexs pets trying to please their masters.

26-Feb-2019 21:42:34

Jeremy Cheng
Aug Gold Premier Club Member 2013

Jeremy Cheng

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Sapunjidan said:
Sternenreise said:
Well I dont know if this is exactly the scam that I assume.

But that one that I fell for 4 B was also conducted with the aid of a Youtube Video.



I wanted to post a link here and say ITS FAKE but it is not allowed, even though I clearly state that this is connected to the evil trick of the dudes.


I was told to report the scammers, obviously.

I did it where the Scammer told me in chat that he BUYS RS Accs to scam with them and that they sell their ingame money for real world $$.

They said they make like multiple 1000s of $ per Month.

This was IN CHAT when I reported - 3 months ago.



Know what? The guy is STILL ONLINE with this acc, doing more scams. I am not allowed to name him here. But this is just a joke, Jagex has no interest of stopping them.

They even know the bug they abuse since ages and still not fix it. Of course I reported it, but its pointless.

It's called *Animation Stalling* btw. You can also do it to lure people in PvP.


I made a similar thread yesterday about a scamming clan. I was aware of the fact that naming ppl on the forums is not okay so i split the explaining of the scam in 2 parts
-1 in which i give the names as well so ppl could avoid the scammers directly
-1 in which i explained the scam easier and without naming anyone
Both posts got deleted and the thread got locked. Its not Jagex faults(entirely) tho when it comes to warning ppl here as the ppl in charge with the forums are mostly jagexs pets trying to please their masters.

Because naming and shaming is against the rules

26-Feb-2019 21:46:37

Kings Abbot

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Jeremy Cheng said:
Sapunjidan said:
Sternenreise said:
Well I dont know if this is exactly the scam that I assume.

But that one that I fell for 4 B was also conducted with the aid of a Youtube Video.



I wanted to post a link here and say ITS FAKE but it is not allowed, even though I clearly state that this is connected to the evil trick of the dudes.


I was told to report the scammers, obviously.

I did it where the Scammer told me in chat that he BUYS RS Accs to scam with them and that they sell their ingame money for real world $$.

They said they make like multiple 1000s of $ per Month.

This was IN CHAT when I reported - 3 months ago.



Know what? The guy is STILL ONLINE with this acc, doing more scams. I am not allowed to name him here. But this is just a joke, Jagex has no interest of stopping them.

They even know the bug they abuse since ages and still not fix it. Of course I reported it, but its pointless.

It's called *Animation Stalling* btw. You can also do it to lure people in PvP.


I made a similar thread yesterday about a scamming clan. I was aware of the fact that naming ppl on the forums is not okay so i split the explaining of the scam in 2 parts
-1 in which i give the names as well so ppl could avoid the scammers directly
-1 in which i explained the scam easier and without naming anyone
Both posts got deleted and the thread got locked. Its not Jagex faults(entirely) tho when it comes to warning ppl here as the ppl in charge with the forums are mostly jagexs pets trying to please their masters.

Because naming and shaming is against the rules


OP may know if those people are really scammers or not, but other people have no way of verififying, giving trolls the opportunity to ruin the reputation of innocent players.
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