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MuseX88

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PostedDec 01, 2012 8:28 pm   Last edited by MuseX88 on Dec 02, 2012 5:25 am. Edited 1 time in total

[Support] Avoid Being Scammed

Avoid Being Scammed

Introduction
Being scammed, is something that has happened to a lot of people. It is also something that a lot of people are afraid of. There is however a few simple guidelines that you can use to prevent most of the cases of being scammed, which i will list below.

Most people say that they will never be scammed, and that may be true, but there will always be a moment where you are not 100% aware of what is happening in the game. Examples could be with mundane actions, such as trading a specific item for another, over and over again.

The guidelines are as follows

Check the trade window
By checking the trade window thoroughly, you can actually prevent more than 80% of the scams involving trades. Check that the player you are trading with, is offering the exact item you are looking for, the exact quantity and so forth.

Checking the icon of the item is not enough, as more and more games are re-using icons for different items. Check the name, the level of the item, the rarity, durability (when applies) and so forth before you complete a trade.

Please note: Items lost due to straight up trade scams, are usually not refunded by AeriaGames & Entertainment. This means that you will lose your items forever if you fall victim to this scam.

Do not pay up front
As with in real life. Paying in advance is risky business. You have no guarantee that the player will honor their end of the agreement. You may end up losing your money for nothing.

Please note: Gold lost due to paying for stuff in advance, is usually not refunded by AeriaGames & Entertainment. This means that you will lose your items forever if you fall victim to this scam.

Do not lend out items or gold
Giving another player something, and expecting them to return it is a risky business.
You have no guarantee that they will give you the item or gold back at a later date.

Please note: Gold or items lost due to lending out, is usually not refunded by AeriaGames & Entertainment. This means that you will lose your items forever if you fall victim to this scam.

General Guidelines
When you receive emails from AeriaGames & Entertainment, make sure that the sender is actually AeriaGames & Entertainment. These days, it's easy to fake email senders, so use your common sense to determine whether or not the email is legit. A few key pointers to a malicious email could be:

  • An email asking you for your login information
  • An email in which they ask you to click a link and log in to verify your account
  • An email that contains obvious spelling and grammar mistakes

AeriaGames & Entertainment will NEVER ask for your information, nor require you to verify your account after you've registered. There are certain situations where this may not apply however. If you've been banned, Aeria might need you to provide certain information, but this will be sent to you through an RT, and not directly to your email in most situations.

No matter who it is who is asking, do not give our your information. Email, username, password. These are all sensitive information that you need to keep tight. Not even GM's or GS's will ask you for this information. If they do, report them immediately.

Use your common sense. By doing so, you can avoid almost any and all scams and attempts at your account information.
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NUway

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PostedDec 01, 2012 11:25 pm

dont be fooled

never give account info to anyone or anything in the game,(like the warehouse) you are already logged in to the game and nothing needs your account name and password,do not log into anyone elses account for any reason and if they give info screenshot and report them,log into this account and you will end up with a keygen in your machine.never download any third party programs or buy illegal gold,again you will get a keygen in your machine and in a few months they will access your account and for sure take all of your items and gold,dont be fooled by fake gms they will say i am [GM]superfake,and i think youve been scamming ap give me account info so i can check but if you dont ill have to bann you,screenshot them and send it in.real gms can just point and click they need no information.you may be helping someone that appears to be a new player then they say the quest fails for me it doesnt work,you log in and look at it for me...here is info,account name fakeplayer password Dontdoit1 dont do it. remove them from your friends list immedietly. just looking at gold sites can be dangerous you can get a keygen in your machine as easy as clicking on a link at these sites.keep all this in mind and you will probably never be the one in the shout box going (i got hacked) Smile

Kawaii_Love

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PostedDec 02, 2012 2:11 am
Oh, there's two of these now. Nice work! o/

EDIT; Oh, and that wasn't sarcasm. Seriously nice work lol.

MuseX88

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PostedDec 02, 2012 5:35 am

Re: dont be fooled

NUway wrote:
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Hard to read, but i got through it.

Basically you're just retyping a lot of the stuff i said in my post, and some of the other stuff is just.. Random nonsense.

Logging into another players account in game, can not in any way, shape or form harm you, in the ways of giving you a "keygen", which is usually called a trojan or keylogger.
Account sharing is frowned upon here at Aeria. Most of the games strikes down on people who are account sharing.

Visiting gold selling sites can be very dangerous. But like we've always said, if you're dumb enough to go visit such a site, despite the danger, you kind of deserve it. It's a good point though, but it doesn't have anything to do with being scammed.

Fake GM's and other third parties i've already posted about. General rule: Never give out your information to anyone, ever.

There's been cases where people who are dating, are playing the same game, giving eachother their information. They break up, and next thing you know, one of the people ends up with nothing in their account. This is why keeping passwords and other sensitive information is important.

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RestWT

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PostedDec 01, 2013 1:28 am
Thanks for helpin'.. this is really helpful

glazymae3

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PostedFeb 04, 2014 10:14 pm

scam alert

I hate scammer i will kick you in *** hehee
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