Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: In regards to the Change Of Adress scams...

  1. #1
    Master Sorcerer WhiteSmoke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Lebanon, the land of great food!
    Posts
    686

    Default In regards to the Change Of Adress scams...

    I've seen plenty of people fall for it, including one of my good friends. She lost about 8+ DLs due to it. A small suggestion should do the trick: A one-day (24 hour) cooldown to make the world untradeable for the amount being.

    I don't see any negative effects with this nerf. The positives are there. No more scams as such.

    What do you guys think? Please do point out any flaws with this idea. I'm sick and tired of seeing the scammers doing it daily. They're all over trade worlds.
    You know what's better than playing games on your phone and wasting your time trying to become a moderator by posting a lot of stuff and pretending to be active and helpful on the forums, and having this fake persona on the Internet? A life. A social one, really, go hang out with friends. Focus more on yourself. Stop trying to impress people. Be yourself, honestly. No need to pretend. So many fake people here.

    https://thumbs.gfycat.com/BrokenSnappyApe-max-14mb.gif


  2. #2
    Lesser Wizard Synesthesis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    United States of America
    Posts
    296

    Default

    This is the best suggestion I've seen in a while, especially since I was the good friend who got scammed 8 DLS. A cool-down would make it easier to identify this scam and help us not fall for it. Especially in conditions that I had no idea it existed and I fell for it. Bump!
    IGN: HaileyYM
    Level 84/100

  3. #3
    Lesser Wizard Olivine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    In growtopia. Where else?
    Posts
    101

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteSmoke View Post
    I've seen plenty of people fall for it, including one of my good friends. She lost about 8+ DLs due to it. A small suggestion should do the trick: A one-day (24 hour) cooldown to make the world untradeable for the amount being.

    I don't see any negative effects with this nerf. The positives are there. No more scams as such.

    What do you guys think? Please do point out any flaws with this idea. I'm sick and tired of seeing the scammers doing it daily. They're all over trade worlds.
    I have never even heard of this scam.
    IGN: HyperChief
    http://piskel-imgstore-b.appspot.com...5c270ebc13.gif
    I support this so much! Check out this "Inventors Update"

    Quote Originally Posted by CubeZapper View Post
    What is life if you dont make and learn from mistakes, instead of cowarding from it.

  4. #4
    Master Sorcerer ImEvils's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    UAE , Dubai
    Posts
    2,630

    Default

    Maybe the cool down starts as soon as you pick up the world key.
    Smart suggestion nonetheless!!

  5. #5
    Lesser Wizard Vrae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    175

    Default

    Uhh, I have never heard/seen this scam.
    How does it work?
    }x{ Vrae }x{
    I like pugs k!
    ------------------

    Thats gr8 m8

    Ha why u even reading this

  6. #6
    Lesser Wizard Jerryfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    463

    Default

    They use doormover to put the door on the far left of the world, the put the items on the far right of the world, then they have you accept the offer, but when you trade with them they ban you, use address mover and msg you "coem bACK i missclicked pls" When you come back you are probably too lazy to run to the end again, but when you do the items ARE GONE If you don't bother to check this you will trade for an empty world basically
    IGN: ShrimpBait

    Surgery in Growtopia


    "Domestic Techie"

  7. #7
    Master Sorcerer WhiteSmoke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Lebanon, the land of great food!
    Posts
    686

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryfan View Post
    They use doormover to put the door on the far left of the world, the put the items on the far right of the world, then they have you accept the offer, but when you trade with them they ban you, use address mover and msg you "coem bACK i missclicked pls" When you come back you are probably too lazy to run to the end again, but when you do the items ARE GONE If you don't bother to check this you will trade for an empty world basically
    Another way is they offer you, say, 800 tackles for something not worth way less. Too good to be true, and unfortunately, some people are greedy and decide to take it. My friend, however, decided to purchase a 2K Chand farm, and she fell for it. Same spawn, same everything, only thing different is the amount was less OR different trees. (Yes, they do that. She got HTBs and not even in a full amount.) -- one way to temporarily avoid it and punish scammers is by agreeing with them, then when they change the name (they cancel the trade by 'accident' and ban you), just leave the world. It'll make them spend a change of address. I've been doing this for a while now.
    You know what's better than playing games on your phone and wasting your time trying to become a moderator by posting a lot of stuff and pretending to be active and helpful on the forums, and having this fake persona on the Internet? A life. A social one, really, go hang out with friends. Focus more on yourself. Stop trying to impress people. Be yourself, honestly. No need to pretend. So many fake people here.

    https://thumbs.gfycat.com/BrokenSnappyApe-max-14mb.gif


  8. #8
    Master Sorcerer PINCH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    The Philippines
    Posts
    1,789

    Default

    I said that.
    But my cool down is much more longer
    my cool down was 1-2 months.
    Just as punishment for an attempt to scam

  9. #9
    Master Sorcerer WhiteSmoke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Lebanon, the land of great food!
    Posts
    686

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by PINCH View Post
    I said that.
    But my cool down is much more longer
    my cool down was 1-2 months.
    Just as punishment for an attempt to scam


    That's just too much. Link to your thread, though?
    You know what's better than playing games on your phone and wasting your time trying to become a moderator by posting a lot of stuff and pretending to be active and helpful on the forums, and having this fake persona on the Internet? A life. A social one, really, go hang out with friends. Focus more on yourself. Stop trying to impress people. Be yourself, honestly. No need to pretend. So many fake people here.

    https://thumbs.gfycat.com/BrokenSnappyApe-max-14mb.gif


  10. #10
    Master Sorcerer holaloh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    el mejor pais de chile
    Posts
    4,592

    Thumbs up

    I agree!!.
    this is boring
    Add me on discord
    holaloh#9553

  11. #11
    Master Sorcerer Jisam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    3,519

    Default

    Atleast you have friends
    IGN: Jisam
    Discord: Jisam#9391

  12. #12
    Lesser Knight Cyrosphere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Texas, USA
    Posts
    56

    Default

    Perhaps a small nerf is necessary. Although people should pay attention to what they're doing when Diamond Locks are on the line.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by PINCH View Post
    I said that.
    But my cool down is much more longer
    my cool down was 1-2 months.
    Just as punishment for an attempt to scam
    If you attempted to scam, you'll probably get banned.
    Radical.

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •