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DewDough
Jun Member 2018

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I'm posting this in an area in which more than likely users are smart about this kind of thing, but wanted to remind everyone on this topic. Here's a quick story. Remember, a player mod WILL NOT contact you in game, but through the Jagex message center.

I was playing RuneScape 3 as normal when I got a random PM from someone whose player name could easily be confused as RuneScape staff (I have already reported them). Now this was immediately fishy, but to confirm if it was hoax or not, I added them and clarified what they were looking for. They said they wanted me to be a player mod, which was a bit strange since I'm not exactly the most qualified, first off. I did a quick wiki search on how player mods were chosen and found that it's only through the Jagex message center, so at that point I told them to send it through there. That's when they logged off and I blocked and reported them.

Moral of the story, I suppose, is to be smart. If things seem fishy, or too good to be true, then don't partake. Try to clarify the situation and if nothing else, it doesn't hurt to wait for clarification from a trusted member of the community. Of course, again, I bet most people on this forum already know this, but I wanted to spread the word and hopefully help some people out. I would post the nickname, but more than likely it'd be against the rules, so again, just watch out.

06-Aug-2019 10:38:49 - Last edited on 06-Aug-2019 10:39:00 by DewDough

KingsáAbbot

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06-Aug-2019 10:43:13

Konota
Jun Gold Premier Club Member 2010

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Is this a hidden attempt to get pmod?

Tbf, anyone who falls for it are also most likely the ones that fall for phising sites for bank accounts and stuff IRL. Let this be a good lesson for them.
Hello Moto

06-Aug-2019 10:45:44 - Last edited on 06-Aug-2019 10:46:48 by Konota

Daibhi
Sep Member 2017

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DewDough said:

I was playing RuneScape 3 as normal when I got a random PM from someone whose player name could easily be confused as RuneScape staff


Those people are not easily confused to be Jmods and only the naive and gullible fall for that - they're lost causes that'll only learn the hard way (harsh but it's true). Why? They never have that yellow crown next to their usernames. I can't think of a single Jmod account that begins with Jag(whatever) etc.

I'm really starting to get annoyed with quotes... always randomly messing up. I suspect it's me causing them to do so, regardless.

06-Aug-2019 10:49:57 - Last edited on 06-Aug-2019 10:51:17 by Daibhi

Louiellen

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A level of critical thinking is needed in order not to become a victim of scams.

Even as simple as browsing the web, and a pop-up appeared asking you to update your Flash Player plugin became a very common vector for malware infection in the past.

The moment you receive a random "offer" while you are not seeking for it is a red flag in itself.

Never accept something from a stranger that you never asked, something is always wrong with that.

06-Aug-2019 12:15:03

ToPáBaSS
Apr Member 2009

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All Player Mod Applications are FAKE - there is no such thing.
Yet here we are seeing this scam for the last 18+ years and unfortunately people still fall for it.

06-Aug-2019 16:34:11 - Last edited on 07-Aug-2019 01:26:31 by ToPáBaSS

Southeaster
Nov Gold Premier Club Member 2014

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This is my favourite response to these impersonators: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/121767553419837440/454942918482984961/unknown.png

I saved it off Reddit back then, shame I can't remember who posted it.
whoever is humming the jaws theme is gonna get slapped

06-Aug-2019 16:45:09

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