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Posers -How To Prevent-

Vendetta

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Well, Looks Like scammers are going on a POSING Spree!

In this post I will give/say ways to prevent from posers trying to scam you!
And Yes For the Record, Myself and MODS have said these type of things Countless times!

Potential Signs of a Scammer:
1. Pushy & In a hurry
2. Reluctant to info swap (Phone, Name, Address)
3. Want to Try before Buy! (Delete, DE, Scam 95% of the time)
4. Markee Rep Poser (Easy to catch)
5. Plenty More! (Add to the list)

Always Watch for Red flags of Any type!

Also We have a Growth in the last week alone of Poser Scams!
By Poser i mean One whom acts like the guy with good rep (when in fact is not)

To Prevent this type of scam is real simple!
a. Do a Markee Search for that Aim name (the aim the poser is talking on)
b. Search the Markee name given (Check recent posts & old to Verify aim names)
c. If the Aims Different Contact The aim Name that is Under the Profile of the Actual Markee User for clarification!
d. Ask the Poser to Post in your Topic!
c. Ask the poser to pm you on markee (pm= private message)

You will be surprised how how quick they will leave!

Heres the perfect example of a poser :
Aim User: loveoneall70
Contacts me about my lock for sale. Claimed to be:
Markee Name: xythor
xythor aim name under posts: Guild Wars Sucks

The rest you will see how i handled it!


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Session Start (mdtherev:loveoneall70): Fri Nov 17 11:36:40 2006
[11:36] loveoneall70: hi
[11:37] loveoneall70: Iam interested in purchasing the warlock
[11:37] loveoneall70: for 130$
[11:37] loveoneall70: I have great feedback (Link: http://www.markeedragon.com/u/ubbthreads...s.php/User/8656
[11:38] loveoneall70: and would also like to try out the char before I but it
[11:38] MD therev: Hi sorry im back.
[11:38] loveoneall70: ok great
[11:38] MD therev: Sorry I dont do the try out character thing. I can show ingame etc. But No one gets on my accounts until payment is sent/recieved.
[11:39] MD therev: To Many scammers, Deletors, Deor's
[11:39] loveoneall70: yeah
[11:40] MD therev: And Mind posting in my post if that is you?
[11:41] MD therev: Guess not ?
[11:42] MD therev: Lol Nice try though?
[11:42] *** Error while sending IM: This user is currently not logged on
Session Close (loveoneall70): Fri Nov 17 11:43:54 2006

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As you can See by Searching,Investigating (Sorta), And Asking your questions you are Able to Prevent from Being scamed & Poser scammed!

If you have Signs of a Scammer, Red Flags Etc., Please Share them with everyone so that we may bring a way to prevent scams.

Thank you
 

Hostile1

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d. Ask the Poser to Post in your Topic!


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I always ask people to post the AIM sn they are messaging me from, in the thread they found me in. Easy way to verify who they are on MD and also helps to set a timeline of events for future reference.
 

Vdraeya

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So what do you do if someone doesn't verify the poser was actually you, and then gives you a false negative? Hopefully the mods will remove it, but something else i have to add is people MAKE SURE IT'S REALLY THE PERSON before you go and post something negative on a users ratings. If they have a different AIM name listed in all their posts from the one that contacted you, and you didn't verify their username by asking them to post, maybe you shouldn't go around throwing faulty negatives into someones ratings when they didn't even have anything to do with it... =(
 

Vendetta

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This guy just tried to scam me as well very rude low life

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Whom are you talking about?

Also If you can provide very good evidence of things im sure admins can work with things. BUt poeple should do there searches etc and save all the grief and hassle.

Anyways This needs to be stickied please /u/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
 
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