Important Trading/Wish List Guidelines/Scam Warnings

Discussion in 'Virtual Magic Kingdom (VMK) Museum' started by LoriR, Jan 5, 2006.

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  1. LoriR

    LoriR Mouseketeer and DIS Veteran Moderator

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    * List what items you are trading or would like to trade/wish for. Only virtual items are permitted.

    * You may bump your thread two times per day.

    * Please do not post multiple trade threads listing identical items. If you need to change/update something in your original thread you can use the 'Edit' button.

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    Please DO NOT post your opinions on whether a trade is fair and reasonable UNLESS the OP has asked for comments. The value of items will be agreed upon by the people making the trade. If you know an item being offered for trade is easily obtainable (free or still for sale), a polite post indicating this is welcome, but please do not accuse anyone of scamming. Please only post offers in trade threads, not comments. REVISED AS OF 12/14/2007 - PLEASE SEE BELOW

    * No hijacking! Do not post accepting another member's offer or list your trade/wish in their thread. Please make your own thread.

    * You may only use ONE DIS account on the trade boards. Members found using multiple ID's will have their trade post deleted. You may not replace your original ID used on the trade boards. A trader's reputation is very important, make sure your name keeps a good one!

    * Since trading is always a risk, we require the actual person trading to post the trade. This way, our members know who they are dealing with. It's better for you also - if something should go wrong, your reputation will not be hurt in the process.

    * No creating/responding to trade threads while under a game ban. You are welcome to participate in any other topic on our boards, but offering or taking orders while being banned only causes confusion.

    * Trading and/or gifting threads of items not currently in your possession are not permitted.

    Any posts not following the above guidelines may be deleted. If you see a problem post, please report it to the moderators. [​IMG]
    The DIS Boards Guidelines also apply. Please be sure you have read them - DIS Guidelines
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    The DIS can not be held responsible for any trades made on the Boards. All trades are done at your own risk. If you experience a problem with a trade, report it to the official site of your game.
    Happy trading and wishing!

    The Moderating Team
     
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  3. Maleficent2

    Maleficent2 DIS Veteran

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    Added Lori's Don't get scammed.

    links to threads about scamming:

    IMPORTANT Reminder about trading for Room Codes

    Don’t Get Scammed – Play it Safe

    Warning - Do not get scammed!


    **Scammers Beware** DIS Boards Unite

    Scam alert! (quest related)

    I was robbed NEED VMK STAFF!! Multiple trade window scam

    Scam Stories

    email scam alert
     
  4. Maleficent2

    Maleficent2 DIS Veteran

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    link to orginial thread also

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=13766210#post13766210
     
  5. LoriR

    LoriR Mouseketeer and DIS Veteran Moderator

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    I want to ask anyone who is considering trading for credits to realize how risky this type of trade is. VMK does not approve of this type of trade, not to be mean, but because of the HIGH instance of scamming that occurs. Unfortunatley, we have heard one too many instances of DIS members being scammed in this type of trade. If you need credits to purchase items, a shopping spree is a much safer way to trade.

    If you do still choose to participate in a trade involving credits, PLEASE think about a few things first:

    1. Be prepared to lose your item(s) and credits - This is truly a risk you are taking.

    2. How well do you know the other trader involved? Don't only look at post count, review the content of past posts and trading history first. (even this is no guarantee that everything will go as you plan)

    3. Be sure you know who you are trading with in the game. Unfortunately we have seen a scam that claimed more than one victim at a time. Never trade your item, or give credits to someone else on "behalf" of the person arranging the trade. ie: You give the credits to my friend and then I will give you the item. Or, you give me the item and then go see my friend who will give you the credits. Using a CL to hold the actual item being traded can help lower the risk, but it is still there.

    If you receive a PM that sounds like a scam, please forward it to a Moderator for review. In the end, you have to play it safe and smart to prevent being scammed. :thumbsup2

    Lori
     
  6. disvaclub92

    disvaclub92 <font color=royalblue>Always dreaming about Disney Moderator

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    Opinions in trade threads:
    The value of VMK items will be agreed upon by the people making the trade.
    Acceptable:
    *If OP posts any personal opinion of value, then posters are allowed to comment.​
    *If you know an item being offered for trade is easily obtainable (free or still for sale), a polite post indicating this is welcome, but please do not accuse anyone of scamming.​
    Not Acceptable
    *No opinions on whether trade is fair and reasonable​
     
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