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laukerz
09-25-2014, 12:33 AM
gonna put and update scammer list thought itd be a good idea so people doesnt get cheated

Scamming my APEX for house land

ign: Vanaris

vamp702
09-25-2014, 09:52 AM
save the mods some time..

What is Scamming?

ArcheAge is a very unique MMO, in that we openly encourage players to participate in piracy and open world PvP. The imaginations of players can take them anywhere in this sandbox world, from getting with pirate friends and stealing another player's trade goods, to sentencing someone to well-deserved jail time for their crimes. What does this mean for you? It means that ArcheAge can be a dangerous world, and it is important for players to protect themselves from ill-intentioned actions in game.

Scamming is what happens when another player takes advantage of your misplaced trust or ignorance of the game around you, and steals from you via legal in-game means. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to prepare and protect yourself from being taken advantage of by others, and you can do so by being informed and altogether untrusting of strangers.



Is scamming illegal?

No, scams that take advantage of a player's trust or ignorance do not violate any in-game mechanics, and are not actioned by the In-Game Support team. No matter how vile the scam may be, Customer Support is unable to compensate players for losses due to legal scams, nor will In-Game GMs be able to action the terrible practitioner of the act. We fully empower players in game to be judge and jury for others who break the in-game laws, and encourage you to pursue these options, however the support team cannot get involved.



How can I defend myself against scams?

In a world of pirates and vandals, how can you prevent scams and exploits from hurting your playing experience? The solution is to remain practical and refrain from placing your trust in players that you are not 100% familiar with. Use the following tips to help you avoid these traps in game.

Don't be too trusting.

Realize that the possibility of anyone betraying you is real. If you want to keep your items and gold, be careful about whom you trust.

Be mindful of Pirates!

Some players will want to sail the seas in search of players to persecute with deplorable behavior and downright skullduggery. Always be wary of these players, and understand that dealings with them can always go wrong.

Be careful who you invite to your guild.

A guild can be a great way to get together with players that you know and trust. However, if you don't fully screen players that you invite to your circle of trust, scams can happen. The bigger your guild gets, the higher chance you have of guild members becoming unhappy and scamming the guild.

Never reveal account or personal information!

We go through great efforts to make sure your account is as secure as possible from outside intrusions. What we cannot prevent is players legally obtaining your login information, or information that can allow them to scam your character. Make sure to avoid revealing any of this information to anyone, EVER. The Customer Support team will never ask for your personal password.

Do not purchase items or gold from a third party.

Buying gold or items in game for real world currency is not condoned by Customer Support. We will not provide any kind of restoration for any currency that may be scammed during these kinds of transactions. Third party websites can also obtain login information or scam your account based on information obtained during these kinds of transactions.

Always use in game systems to perform transactions.

The Auction House and Realtor systems are in the game for a reason; for your protection! Stay away from trades with players you don't know, or fishy back alley deals for land without the assistance of these in game systems.

Don't be too hasty!

When performing a deal with another player of any kind, take it slow. Make sure that money is exchanging hands properly, and you are not getting duped out of your items because you haven't checked what is being traded.

Be wary of deals that sound too good to be true.

The age old adage holds true for ArcheAge; if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Steer clear of players who are offering great deals on items or housing without the backing of in game systems to perform the transaction. These deals are meant to attract players to scams that will leave them with everything and you with nothing.

Strikes
09-25-2014, 10:08 AM
I don't think the intentions here were to "Report" the cheater to the mods/devs for banning.

His intentions were to make everyone else on the server aware of the scammer so we all don't fall victim to his scam. (Which is completely within reason/his rights to do so)

Laelais
09-25-2014, 10:48 AM
I don't think the intentions here were to "Report" the cheater to the mods/devs for banning.

His intentions were to make everyone else on the server aware of the scammer so we all don't fall victim to his scam. (Which is completely within reason/his rights to do so)

^ this is right on the money

vamp702
09-25-2014, 12:35 PM
.. and he just creates a new alt toon and does it again. Not much anyone can do to safeguard themselves.. except use the system in game to protect yourself.

I did sell some land for 25 apex (i didnt think i'd need a large crow farm). I asked for half payment and I released the land to transfer and the other payment of apex after. If he didnt go this method i wouldnt accept.. or i'd have him call me on the phone to make him feel more at ease.

But a public shaming list usually doesnt work. But you can try to keep up.

Strikes
09-25-2014, 01:53 PM
.. and he just creates a new alt toon and does it again. Not much anyone can do to safeguard themselves.. except use the system in game to protect yourself.

I did sell some land for 25 apex (i didnt think i'd need a large crow farm). I asked for half payment and I released the land to transfer and the other payment of apex after. If he didnt go this method i wouldnt accept.. or i'd have him call me on the phone to make him feel more at ease.

But a public shaming list usually doesnt work. But you can try to keep up.

Just helps create awareness. The "Alt System" in this game limits you to doing that only about, what, 4 times at max? As long as you're good about not taking trades from very low level people; since deleting characters takes longer to complete the higher level they are.

Good Tip: The lower level the person the higher potential of being scammed. (Due to the deletion time required)

Suffuri
09-29-2014, 10:03 AM
I know someone recently purchased a farm lot from Vanaris for around 40g near Queensgrove, Phoj bought an island house from Vanaris for 70g. Are you sure they're a scammer? Did everything with appraisal certificates, was fast and nice. Do you have any screenshots for us to see?

ArchGaden
09-29-2014, 10:26 AM
appraisal certificates

This guy knows how to do it right.

When it comes to land: Never trade, never move, never do anything without a cert.

Abracadabra
09-29-2014, 02:06 PM
Honestly, I don't understand why more people aren't encouraging the "name and shame" response to scammers.

Trion has already established that scamming is allowed in game, but a natural consequence of such behavior should be that other players talk about such individuals and that they build a reputation as untrustworthy.