Beware of Scams

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Beware of Scams

Postby Rawr (186765003) » Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:26 am

Here is a guide of all scams that you should beware of whilst in YoWorld. Many of these are obvious, but for those of us that can't notice a scam straight away, here is a simple guide of what to beware of.

Double Coins/Items
The person will ask you to give them your coins/items and they claim they will duplicate these. They will simply take your items and kick you.


Gambling
Some people do gambling events, and although all of these are not scams, many of them are. The person will get you to place a bet on a certain outcome on the wheel/dice and you would have to pay if you lose. If you win, you will be kicked almost straight away.

Trust Test
Some families do these to let you join them, however this is a scam. They will simply ask you to give something, usually of high value, then kick you from their home.


Best gift wins ______
The owner claims that they will give a certain item or amount of coins away to the person who gives them the best gift. Instead they collect the gifts then kick everyone from their house.

Large Lot Sales
These are hard to identify from the real and the fake. The owner would say they are selling everything in room or everything on them for a set price. They would ask you to pay the coins in the first trade, and then they would kick you after the first 12 items.


Fake Music Players/Rideables/Pets
The owner would be selling an item in their room which looks like it could be a music player, rideable or pet. They would claim that it is whilst in a trade with you, even though it is just a decoration. You would pay a ridiculous price for what it is, as most of the time the item is still in the store. Some people hide real music players behind fake ones so it seems as if it is playing music - don't be fooled.

Trying on Scam
Someone may ask to try an item out, to see how it looks either on the person, or in the room. They would then kick you and delete you as a friend (if you were friends before). Never let someone "try" one of your items, even if you think you know them.


Selling In-Store YoCash
This one isn't technically a scam, but still something to beware of. Someone will ask to buy YoCash off you, for something in-store and then ask you to buy it. After you have bought it, they would either leave the room or kick you, depending on who's home it was in.

Gift for Gift
Any form of gift for gift could be a scam - but it isn't always a scam. They would gift you something which could be classed as junk, then when you gift them back you may gift them something which has a significant value.


Fees/Re-Enter Fees
These could also not always be a scam, but more than likely they are. They will let you enter/re-enter, host the event then give you the boot without a prize (if you win).

Whiteboard/Paintboard Art
The seller may claim to be selling you art on a whiteboard or paintboard, but instead they will just give you a blank. They would just hide the other one in their room instead of putting into inventory. Yet again, this is another which could be seen as legit and turn out to be a scam - just be aware of who you are trading with.


I'm New/I've been Scammed
Yes this could be legit, but not always. The player would say they have been scammed or are a new player and would ask for free gifts or coins. This could obviously be a lie and they are just begging for stuff, or they could genuinely have had this happen to them. We'll never know...

Know of any others? Feel free to let me know below and I'll be sure to add them to the list :)
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Re: Beware of Scams

Postby Alex (149488183) » Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:20 am

I would add any sort of game with a fee or a re-enter fee! :angel: :angel: :angel:
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Re: Beware of Scams

Postby Rawr (186765003) » Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:42 am

Alex (149488183) wrote:I would add any sort of game with a fee or a re-enter fee! :angel: :angel: :angel:


Added, thank you :)
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Re: Beware of Scams

Postby Teddie (172720964) » Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:01 pm

Whiteboards/paintboards!
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Re: Beware of Scams

Postby Rawr (186765003) » Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:06 pm

Teddie (172720964) wrote:Whiteboards/paintboards!


Added, Thanks! :hug: :heart:
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Re: Beware of Scams

Postby Alex (149488183) » Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:43 pm

You could even add those "I am new please help!" or those "I was scammed gimme 1m" but I am not sure if those count as a scam xD
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Re: Beware of Scams

Postby Rawr (186765003) » Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:22 pm

Alex (149488183) wrote:You could even add those "I am new please help!" or those "I was scammed gimme 1m" but I am not sure if those count as a scam xD


Yeah I guess that counts :) I have added it :heart: Thank you :rose:
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Re: Beware of Scams

Postby ZipLocket (144540244) » Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:16 am

the quick finger change amount scam. your trading and the other person changes amount or item quickly and you pushed agree after the change. Always count to 7 before agreeing.
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Re: Beware of Scams

Postby Rawr (186765003) » Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:53 am

ZipLocket (144540244) wrote:the quick finger change amount scam. your trading and the other person changes amount or item quickly and you pushed agree after the change. Always count to 7 before agreeing.


If somebody quick changes, a pop-up appears telling you that it has been reduced, not really something you can be scammed by, unless you really aren't paying attention :haha:
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Re: Beware of Scams

Postby XxCNTxAshleyxVella (187233959) » Wed May 22, 2019 7:21 am

I just got scammed of all my hairs except 2 because of the best gift wins 2 mil I thought it was a scam but decided to give it a try and Voila! I got scammed.
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Re: Beware of Scams

Postby Mia (187650438) » Sun May 26, 2019 3:35 am

Thankyou for giving us warnings! :heart:
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Re: Beware of Scams

Postby ZipLocket (144540244) » Mon May 27, 2019 10:59 am

CNTAshley Vella (187233959) wrote:I just got scammed of all my hairs except 2 because of the best gift wins 2 mil I thought it was a scam but decided to give it a try and Voila! I got scammed.


in the pop up, in the trade it said do not play this game. please follow instructions. It was your chance and it certainly is no ones fault but your own.
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Re: Beware of Scams

Postby XxCNTxAshleyxVella (187233959) » Fri May 31, 2019 4:37 am

Unfortunately , I saw this thread after I got scammed
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Re: Beware of Scams

Postby ZipLocket (144540244) » Fri May 31, 2019 7:24 am

CNTxAshleyxVella (187233959) wrote:Unfortunately , I saw this thread after I got scammed

I am refering to the warning in the pop up in the trade box. maybe the font needs to be in size 22 and in bright red bold for people to really read it .. I suppose if the same thing pops up all the time we get used to it and dont bother to read it. It is one of the first things bvg did was put this warning in the trade not to play gift for gift and hair for hair games, the best gift wins game, etc.
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