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LoriR
07-24-2006, 08:56 PM
Scammers are back. :sad2: The current scam involves PM's and IM's with the scammer claiming someone in their family is or use to be staff. They claim that if you give them your account log in info, they can put things from inferno to green flips into your account for you.
THIS IS FALSE!! Do not give your account information to anyone! Official VMK staff do not need this to add items and anyone claiming to be able to do this is scamming.

Please read the post below that was made some time ago. A quick refresher never hurts!

Be Careful!
Lori


Unfortunately, it seems the scammers just donít want to go away. They will most likely never stop trying to come up with ways to get valuable game items. So what can you do to help protect yourself?

My first suggestion would be to NEVER agree to trade for codes for items that can be traded in the game. The items tradable only by code are rooms, VIP badge, and diver suits. Code trades are always risky. Personally, I would only trade codes with someone I knew well, either from the game or the boards and still keep in mind the risk I am willing to take that the code will work. The scam of the day seems to be trading Stitch hat codes. DO NOT fall for this trick. If someone wants to trade these, they can meet you in the game and trade the item itself. Donít let their excuses of why they canít influence you. There are no codes for inferno or green flips, donít let them convince you there are.

Another popular scam is telling you that someone can access your account and put items in if you will give them your sign-in information. FALSE!! Official VMK staff can access your account, but they do not need any of your information to do so. NEVER give anyone your account information, itís a sure way to lose everything you have.

If someone contacts you about trading on IM or through a PM that you have never heard of, stop and think very carefully. Once again, say no to codes, ask who they are on VMK. If by IM, how did they find your IM name and if from the DIS boards, what their name is here. If by PM check out their posts and see if they just signed up or are well known on the boards. Talk with your friends to see if it would be a good, fair, and safe trade. Never be in such a hurry that you end up making a very costly mistake.

Remember to report any scam attempt you receive by PM to a Moderator or Webmaster. If you are scammed in the game, report it directly to VMK going to www.vmk.com and using the Ďcontact usí link.

The scammers will only be stopped if we refuse to play their games and fall for their tricks.

Cpt.JackSpearow
07-25-2006, 08:01 AM
Bumping back up to the top. Its amazing what scammer do.

Fonna
07-25-2006, 08:32 AM
Well if anyone wants to put green flips or an extra inferno or two in my inventory, please feel free.

My log in is:
DoILookLikeAnIdiot@loser.com (DoILookLikeAnIdiot@loser.com)
Password is:
RotIn*&^%YouScam%$&^$#*

Oh .......And have a nice day!