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    Scammer Exposed

    Ok, so yesterday I was on Ark at Celeste Quarry and I was approached by an avatar claiming to be my soc leader, he said he had created an avatar for his sister..blah blah blah....anyone who reads this forumn knows what is coming next.

    I strung the Avatar along to see where the conversation would lead. I have screen printed the conversation and once I have blanked out the names of the offending avatar (I still disagree with the forumn rule on this when I have evidence in the form of a screen print of the conversation) I will post the conversation here.

    Anyway half of our soc are actually RL friends and I knew them (including our soc leader) before I ever played EU. So anyway I phoned my soc leader to let him know what was going on and he advised that I string the avatar along to see what the outcome would be.

    Eventually I informed the avatar that they had made a mistake (in fact they had made a few) our soc leader is also an author and his conversations are always eloquent. the offending avatar was speaking in broken English with what I have come to understand as an Eastern European lilt to their speech, so I knew straight off they were not genuine. On top of this I am sure someone else posted a similar experience here on PCF a few weeks ago.

    Anyway just to remind you all to be aware of this "society scam", I am sure that most of you are too intelligent to fall for it but it is always good to make the community aware.

    As always due to forumn rules I can't post the avatar name here but I am happy to share with anyone who wants to know, just send me a PM.

    Support case being sent to MA later today although the avatar had no skills and was wearing starter clothing so they will probably scrap the avatar now it is exposed and just start a new one.
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    Something similar happened to my husband a few weeks ago, don't remember exactly what they were doing but was claiming to be Roni's sister! He does not have a sister.
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    What's the scam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwit View Post
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    What's the scam?
    He says he is the sister, and wants to lend 600peds (or something like that) and then disappears.

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    But the avatar shows the soc it belongs to - not the best scam

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwit View Post
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    But the avatar shows the soc it belongs to - not the best scam
    It is NEW avatar, and applies to soc he wants to scam so still pretty good scam (until he tries to get out the peds, and gets caught)

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    I contacted support sometimes now to expose scammers.
    I was told that people aren't so naive to fall for such stuff.

    But there's always someone falling in each sort of thing.

    What I say for such kinds of things is just watch out, if someone claims to be someone who you dont think they are, check directly with that person.
    Also never trade anything to people you cant trust or if you dont feel safe, without colateral (ofc will be always a risk without colateral)
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    Quote Originally Posted by moondog View Post
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    (...) I was approached by an avatar claiming to be my soc leader, he said he had created an avatar for his sister (...)
    I read a similar story two weeks or so ago. Enabling google-fu...

    here it is:

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    In the early hours of the morning i was getting my shit together at Billys when i received a PM from an ava called <removed>. He said that he was my soc leader and that he had just created an ava for his sister and was helping her get it started (thinking back i should have asked why the fuck he would make a male ava for his sister )
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    edit:
    I've had a similar case. This guy applied for my soc, when I asked him how he found out about us his reply was "I trade with many people in your soc", he failed to name them. He continued his story which was very fishy and as he kept taling he got all my alarmbells ringing.

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