>>257794731 i sold my unusual which was probably worth alot to some faggot for a couple inexpensive games i got killing floor and thats how i met my friend he introduced me to dota now i have 2k hours on it
>>257794731 >Early 2000s >Playing Runescape >I'm really young, like 8 >Grind for weeks to afford full black armor >Only because it looks cool >Greywolf120 comes up >I'll trim your armor for x amount of coins >I give him the armor and the coins >He runs away and logs off Fuck man, it really hurt. But then 11 years later:
>Be 19, 2 months ago >Buying oxys from friend/dealer >I give him the $100 >He runs off >I made the same mistake again and it cost me >I never learned
>>257794731 Oh, totally. Back in Runescape when I was young and naive to how cruel people could be on the internet. Fell for the ol' 'trim your armor gold' scam, but thankfully I just lost a small chunk of gold and my set of iron plate armor. Glad it made me wise up before I had anything really worth stealing.
>Put up my items in d2lounge to see how much they are worth or if someone has an interesting offer. >Some guy sends me a message wanting to trade some item for my unusual courier >Check his trade and its some Heroic common item from some random match and he has several offers that go up to 60keys >My courier is worth like 12 keys and i think ohh shit his item must be worth a fucking lot >Check out name of the offers for the Heroic Item >Bangaaan233, Binggon234, Bunggon442 >Wait a second >Realize whats happening
No, but I heard about a funny story involving scams, so I'm reposting that because I don't have a screenshot
>Common trick in Runescape (I think) is to give your high-level account with no gear or whatever to a low level player >Player will send their gear to high-level account >Scammer resets password, ends up with their account back and the low-level player's stuff
>Someone tries this trick >Victim isn't having any of it >Logs on to scammer's account >Starts blatantly breaking rules >Scammer logs on to mule account and begs "victim" to stop >Scammer's account ends up banned and "victim" suffers no consequences
Not really. When I started runescape I'd just stand in a bank and ask people if they'd cut any raw gems I'd found and it took about half a dozen people actually doing it before someone just ran away with it.
And they never actually said they'd do anything for me, just opened a trade window so I don't think it even counts as getting scammed. It was just an extremely low-value loss that taught me to never trust anyone. Probably the cheapest possible way for me to learn that lesson and it stuck
>>257804628 My life was never degenerate. I never stole from anyone or blew money that I wasn't taken in. After getting clean, I committed myself to being /fit/ and learn stupid skills to keep me busy. I wish /pol/ understood that not every drug user is a scumbag thief, some people are just off the path. I think my whole experience made me a stronger person than I would have been if I lived a sheltered life.
>play tf2 probably like twice a year >go to idle servers because theyre fun to fuck around on >no one ever has a mic except for 10 year old kids that comment on everything that happens in the game >before i decide to quit for the night, i say im doing an item raffle >the rules are they give me items and i supposedly write their name down on a piece of paper and toss it in a jar or something to pull from, and if its a rare item or multiple items they get more entries >the little kids always fucking fall for it >if anyone else happens to send me a trade, i decline >kids go fucking apeshit when they realize whats going on >its never even anything big, just a flare gun and a sandman or something
When I was really young, I got scammed out of all the items on my Ragnarok Online account.
Sent my information to a "friend" so they could pay for my subscription, as I didn't have access to a credit card or any money. Dude stripped everything he could within a few minutes, before I could contact Support and have them lock the account.
>>257805362 When I was really young and still playing Ragnarok Online, my Guild used to do OCA events, where the GM would hand out an OCA to every member of the guild and we would all open them and give back the resulting card.
The one I opened had a Ghostring card, and I lied and said I got a Fabre and kept it. Took me months to get an armor worth putting it into.
I stole a guys Adventure Quest account once. He begged me for days to get it back. Then he started threatening calling the cops, sending me viruses, and beating me up in person. In the end, I gave him his account back after I sold all his gear and items and then constantly bought and sold back the same item to reduce his cash to 0. I hate Adventure Quest
>>257803915 Oh, if that counts as scamming then I'm guilty of it. I'd always do this shit, but in much cleverer ways. I'd make sure to try and have both logged on at the same time, have different typing styles, etc.
Worked like a charm, I'd get high end gear at 50% of its worth constantly.
>>257794731 I got a $60 game in exchange for a $7.5, catch is I had my game as a Steam gift, guy only got the CD-key. He just post the key on the chat and told me that he hoped I'd keep my word. I did it.
>Runescape >Guy tell me that if I set my password to the open he tells me and log out and in lots of gold will spawn at my feet >Just a dumb kid I change my password >Alarm bells go off in the back of my head >Change my password back to normal >Log out wait a second then log back in >Dude has vanished >Realise this faggot wanted to steal my account >He logs back in and tried to get me to change it again
>Early days of vanilla wow >Deep into the trading/buying/selling game >Markeedragon and shit >Blizz support used to be closed on the weekends >I'd say im trading my account (which was really good) >I'd tell people we can just try each others characters see if they like it. >Change their password and mine when they're playing my account >Do this all on friday night >Have like 5 accounts all weekend because they cant get them back >Sometimes they were traded accounts themselves so the guy I scammed couldnt get it back anyway. >I'd wait a little while and sell it on Ebay >Made over a $1000 bucks doing this
I miss those days so much. The tears of people I scammed were delicious
>>257794731 I have a lot of really rare/valuable items on Steam so I'm fairly often getting people trying to link me to phishing sites or set up for trades where they'll try to stiff me.
Often times they're completely without subtlety and just go to add me with their account on private. Then sometimes they'll add a whole bunch of other people on my list so that when they try to add me they'll look like a totally legit friend.
>Diablo 2 >death pop scam where all your items randomly drop on the ground. >bait and switch where someone puts an item that looks like shako after putting a real shako >those charms that could only be traded by dropping on the ground >teleporting into the town after someone drops items to show you
>>257811687 A person adds you, usually being offline at the moment. Then, this guy (or may be girl, who knows) finds out with whom you play in party most often and copies his/her account. Then this scammer goes online (when your friend in reality is offline, of course) and asks you to lend him/her a certain item for one game. That is probably the sneakiest one.
Another is once both of you are ready to trade they will take out a high quality item and you wont see it unless you scroll all the way down So always check what the other person is giving you.
>>257811687 if your attempt is too good, you could fool someone who knows how to fill a complain. that's why nigerian prince scams are so obvious, so they can manage them and the victims don't fight back
>>257812863 Pretty much you pay a price to get in a line. When you are first in the line, you get a prize after a set amount of people join the line. Of course sooner or later you run out of people and the system collapses. It's an easy way to make quick bucks.
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