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Post by ladybird2 on Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:27 pm

New players coming into cc for a few hours, and then claiming they have been hacked. I'm pleased to see really good advice being given , about scanning computers , resetting, using authenticators.
Today someone came in wanting b/tassets....turned out actually wanted the 1m or so he was short. On investigation he has 3 levels short of being able to wear it. I know its a faff but finding out those sorts of things, helps good natured players who offer to help from making us a target for subtle begging.
Currently we have someone saying they have lost 10m, very unspecific 'what I was wearing , and best stuff from bank' he doesn't seem to have the stats to support owning 10m of anything.
If someone said that to me, I'd be saying, I swapped gp from rs2, or a friend gave to me, or this is my alt..........non of this happened, its sad to have to be suspicious, but being taken disadvantage of is also not right.
We have some great clannies, currently the best advice is how to rebuild, and a lot of those giving it have been in that situation, do please keep an eye out.
I know some are always happy to donate regardless.

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Post by runtellthat4 on Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:41 am

I have moved this topic from ranks section as it involves all our members directly....

We have had an increasing number of players join our CC looking for handouts...I want everyone to be careful and not become a victim...if you notice suspicious behavior Plz bring attention to a moderator...we do miss somethings as we play also..Our Moderators will be happy to remove such players and if you simply ask them to leave accept this THANK YOU from from all of us...

Do not be afraid to point out such behavior as a suspected scam to help protect fellow clannies.

In the examples Lady pointed out several clannies pointed out in chat that the suspected scammer neither have levels for equipment or abilities to make the amounts of money mentioned...

Plz be careful....

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Post by md on Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:38 am

The biggest downfall of this game is its community. People try to take advantage of others left and right.

Recently I had a 120+cmb follow me asking for a whip/black mask to help him rebuild with slayer after being hacked by his IRL friend, and that he'd pay it back within a week. I gave in. I return 30 minutes later when, lo and behold, I see him asking another person for the same thing.

5 minutes at the GE will tell you about the current state of the game.
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Post by Autocrat on Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:19 pm

There's a simple solution. Dont give out your money just to anyone. I think we do enough in CC by not allowing people to beg. Yes people still go about asking for stuff in round about ways and thats always cringe to watch as I think thats a form of begging too but we can only do so much. At the end of the day the person is responsible for their own gold and how they choose to spend it.
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Post by SoraSpirit on Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:41 am

Thanks for bringing this up Lady. I didn't realise it's happened (maybe when i'm not on). Will definitely keep an eye out. I agree with what Auto said; best thing to do is just avoid giving out GP. Especially if its someone you don't know.

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Post by runtellthat4 on Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:23 pm

@Autocrat wrote:There's a simple solution. Dont give out your money just to anyone. I think we do enough in CC by not allowing people to beg. Yes people still go about asking for stuff in round about ways and thats always cringe to watch as I think thats a form of begging too but we can only do so much. At the end of the day the person is responsible for their own gold and how they choose to spend it.

I agree with this and most long term players know this all to well....Do to our culture of welcoming newer players..some may take it for granted and trust others in our CC a bit more than in RS as a whole...As newer players try to show that they want to a part of us and be a good clannie they may give scam artists a little more trust than they deserve...
It is for that reason we want to warn our members and ask our more experienced members to look out for their fellow clannies....

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Post by Lokandur on Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:02 am

Some CC members have been very generous to me in my RS journey and I feel the need to pass that along to new players.
(Lowkey thanks to Active Faith, Goats, Autocrat, Greybird, Alpha Bar & Purplicious)

I've started helping new players as much as I can afford to now that I'm established in the game and have a comfortable bank, and I'm yet to be burned by someone I've helped. Some of the red flags that pop with ill-intentioned players are -

- they ask for money
- they are unwilling to follow advice to make their own money
- are looking for the quick and easy options
- will claim to have been scammed/died and lost a lot
- they're rude or annoyed when you don't help them
- unappreciative of low level help or ask for more
- only talk to you when they need something

If you can spot the signs, you can weed out the good players from the bad. So I encourage players to be careful with who you trust, but also be careful not to stop trusting altogether.

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Post by ladybird2 on Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:58 am

Very nice post Lok and just what I would have expected from you. I never want anyone in the clan to withdraw from being kind and generous with either time or goods or whatever, the stories of gratitude for help are always heart warming.
Your list sums up pretty much the trigger points for occasions when alarm bells ring, and a bit of research can hopefully avoid a bad experience.

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Post by DisperseRS on Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:20 pm

With time and effort anything can be earned. At least that is what I think.
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Post by Bing on Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:11 pm

@Lokandur wrote:Some CC members have been very generous to me in my RS journey and I feel the need to pass that along to new players.
(Lowkey thanks to Active Faith, Goats, Autocrat, Greybird, Alpha Bar & Purplicious)

I've started helping new players as much as I can afford to now that I'm established in the game and have a comfortable bank, and I'm yet to be burned by someone I've helped. Some of the red flags that pop with ill-intentioned players are -

- they ask for money
- they are unwilling to follow advice to make their own money
- are looking for the quick and easy options
- will claim to have been scammed/died and lost a lot
- they're rude or annoyed when you don't help them
- unappreciative of low level help or ask for more
- only talk to you when they need something

If you can spot the signs, you can weed out the good players from the bad. So I encourage players to be careful with who you trust, but also be careful not to stop trusting altogether.

Well said Lok - helpful flags for people to remember before deciding to give out money
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Post by Fudgywig on Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:44 am

This is a big eye opener
Thanks for the heads up on this subject as there is alot of kind players in the CC and for new folks or players to take a great advantage or any advantage at all on this is so stressful to see, i'm glad we have members and constant help through troubles and problems,
great to see this situation being made aware  thank you <3
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