Don’t Get Scammed – Play it Safe

Discussion in 'Online Gaming Community Board' started by LoriR, Mar 26, 2006.

  1. LoriR

    LoriR Mouseketeer and DIS Veteran Moderator

    Aug 17, 1999
    Unfortunately, it seems the scammers just don’t 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. Don’t let their excuses of why they can’t influence you. There are no codes for inferno or green flips, don’t 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, it’s 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 and using the ‘contact us’ link.

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

  2. Alphawazup

    Alphawazup alphawazup in vmk

    Jan 24, 2006
    good advice
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  4. Maleficent2

    Maleficent2 DIS Veteran

    Sep 15, 1999
    back to the top! :maleficen
  5. Cpt.JackSpearow

    Cpt.JackSpearow When Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures A

    Feb 11, 2006
    Thx for the advice, someone yesterdday said they wold give me a stitch hat code and i said no such thing they said just give me the acount info and password and you will have it. I said no way scammer. I reported them.
  6. Captain Brain

    Captain Brain <font color=teal>School is so draining<br><img src

    Aug 13, 2005
    Bumping up
  7. DementedRiku

    DementedRiku A little less demented....a little more heart

    Oct 16, 2005

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