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2.:
NEVER TAKE ANYTHING INTO THE WILDERNESS YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO LOSE:


This encompasses any Wildy/Luring/etc. scam.

Keep in mind that even if the guy that addressed you does/did not mean to harm you, chances are that you encounter/get raided by other player killers happening to be there. ("happening to be there" or "been summoned by the guy that lured you", mohahaw *mod raven grin*)

If there somehow is fighting to do, here is some decent cheap/freely retreivable gear you can "risk", if available to you:
-
Task List reward armour
- like Varrock Armour or Moritania legs
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Agile Set
- (from Advanced Gnome/Barbarian course)
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Blisterwood Weaponry
- (level 70, After The Branches of Darkmeyer quest)
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Lightning Staff
- (level 60 and can be re-Django-trieved at no cost) (2012 premier club / premier club reward token)
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Baron Sharks
- (Not free, but untradeable and therefore will not drop to feed your killers at least ^^)
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Strange Fruit
- from Jadinkos in Herblore Habitat (see above)
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Leprechaun Hat
- Works as Tier 2 Luck enhancer (Ring of Wealth) but can be re-Django-trieved for free (e.g. handy if you get invited to do Chaos Beast, Lava Strykewyrms and such)
What happens in the Beta, stays in the Beta

06-Feb-2018 02:51:37 - Last edited on 06-Feb-2018 13:34:24 by RP

RP
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3.:
NEVER DROP ANYTHING YOU DO NOT WANT TO GET RID OFF:


No matter what funny/weird/obscure story you are being told. Just don't. Never. Ever.




4.:
NEVER ENTER YOUR LOGIN INTO ANYTHING BUT RUNESCAPE.COM*

*(or top level domain of an official rs country, like .DE or .FR etc. or org. or other trusted tld Jagex owns - if not shure: stick to .com)

Be aware and very cautious when following any links. If a site offers you a handy "link to the runescape site, so you save time and just follow it to log in..."

This most of the time equals to a stranger telling you: "Hey I happen to be a human cashpoint/ATM, just give me your credit card and code, and I will hand you the money. *grin*"
- think about

Better always type the address yourself, or at least check it before you log in.

- Runescape.com.ru??? - Tut!
- Runescape.com.xxx.look-a-three-tailed-monkey.dum-dee-dum.devilsbackyard??? - Bogus!

The first part of the URL has to be legit.

-> runescape.com/ok!..., runescape.de/ja!..., runescape.fr/mais-oui^^, etc. - You get what I mean ^^


PS: and of course, any official game clients from Jagex... before some smartypants points that out :@




5.:
JAGEX WILL ALLWAYS CONTACT YOU TROUGH YOUR IN-BOX. ALWAYS.


Be it payment issues, competition prizes, P-Mod status, rulebreaking reproofs, etc. etc.

They do this because Jagex and only Jagex has access to that communication channel, and therefore it is assured that no third party can contact you and tell you some bull.

So let those pesky phishers send us stoopid fake emails - we just don't care :)
What happens in the Beta, stays in the Beta

06-Feb-2018 02:56:29 - Last edited on 06-Feb-2018 13:49:54 by RP

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BONUS^^:

Here's a clever and funny way to get rid of a nagging/spamming "double ur gold" scammer:
(I dubbed this the "Gretchenfrage" method *)

Just ask the scammer this:

Why don't you just double some of YOUR money a few times and then give some of it to ME?


The trick is, he cannot answer this question, cause it would mean admitting to be scamming, as there is no realistic excuse/answer other than: "because i want so steal YOUR money"

So you keep nagging him back with this question until he feels uncomfortable and possible victims start to get suspicious and he's finally p**ed and forced to leave.



- warning: tldr/tmi -
* I named that after a german idiom, meaning the uncomfortable question that goes right to the core, uncovering the ugly truth behind. It originates from a play by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: "Faust", where the protagonist, Dr. Faustus, gets asked about his position regarding religion, by the girl he fell in love with, Gretchen, who is very religious, and is unaware that he made a deal with Mephisto, the/a devil.
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06-Feb-2018 03:02:24 - Last edited on 06-Feb-2018 13:59:44 by RP

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Addendum:

About The Importance of keeping personal info to yourself


You know the rule about not telling/asking about personal details. That's a bad idea on the internet anyway. But maybe you are not aware what a scammer/phisher can DO with those informations. Yes this rule is, in part, there to prevent any kind of ugly child molesting, bullying and stuff, but there is another reason you might not be aware of:

If a Runescape player loses/forgets his login Info and access to his email, he has the possibility to contact Jagex and get his account back if he can prove that he is it's rightful owner. To prove this, he is asked to provide sensitive informations that ONLY THE RIGHTFUL OWNER can provide. This Means information like the exact date he created the account, email, payment method, IP, provider, address, and dunno what. The more informations the supplicant can provide, the better his chances to get Jagex to aknowledge him as the RIGHTFUL OWNER and hand him the account "back".


Needless to say, at this point, that if you provide enough of these sensitive data to anyone, he could just present it to Jagex, claiming to be the account's owner, and have them hand over your account to him.



So just keep that in mind :) - There are details about your account that no one except you NEEDS to know. Not even your "trusted friend".
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06-Feb-2018 03:06:22 - Last edited on 06-Feb-2018 03:26:12 by RP

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