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Nanook IV
Dec Member 2018

Nanook IV

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Am I in danger of being banned for RWT if I've been scammed?

Earlier today I saw a twitch stream of Boaty titled he was quitting osrs. Being mildly curious I clicked a link below the stream that said it would be a forum post from him explaining why, and without really thinking about it punched in my login info before realizing what I'd just done. When I logged back in today, I'd lost most of my valuable gear, which is my own fault for not having the proper protections in place, so I don't have any expectations of getting anything back which is fine because I still have my account and all it's levels.

However the thought occurred to me later that my gold could be RWT and if this were the case, would my account be in danger of a ban?

Any replies would be greatly appreciated.

08-Mar-2019 01:31:03

Clonewars3
Apr Member 2018

Clonewars3

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I would not say your account would be banned unless the hijacker has total control over your account right now and does malicious things such as botting or other offenses. I would recommend securing your account right away. This should be done by setting up the proper recovery options and using the authenticator.

Never click on links you're not sure of unless it's an official RuneScape link. Often times hijackers will direct you to a website that looks like the RuneScape Official website, but actually, it is a copy of the site. When you enter your information, it is then provided to the hijackers.

Also remember hijacking of computers or "hacking" is a U.S. Federal Offense under the 1990 Computer Misuse Act. Should you know this specific link, it can be reported to the FBI Internet Crime division.

I hope you get your account back, but next time just follow guidelines already put out there. Never enter information on 3rd party websites, and keep your account more secure than it currently is.

08-Mar-2019 02:24:35

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08-Mar-2019 03:01:08

Applejuiceaj
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Applejuiceaj

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J Seinfeld - The purpose of the Account Help forum is for asking for and providing assistance with regards to account related queries. It isn't meant to be used to put down those who may be asking questions regarding the situation that they are in.

Please be more courteous when using the Community Support forums. If you do not intend to provide assistance when posting on someone's thread, it may be best to use a different section of the forums instead, and allow those who do wish to assist the opportunity to do so in a polite manner.

08-Mar-2019 04:57:41

Nanook IV
Dec Member 2018

Nanook IV

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Thank you for the information. I've since properly secured my account and am back on the grind. I mostly made this post to have something I could refer back to in the unlikely event that my account were to be punished for my foolish mistake. I've learned my lesson and with be more careful in the future.

08-Mar-2019 10:31:22

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