PSA - CO-OP Build Block and Vend Scamming

 gdog gdog Retired Moderator
edited March 2017 in Community
So with the policy changes we have have come a long way as a community in ridding scams from the game.
Payaways result in bans. Pick the block games result in bans. Luck based games result in bans.
Skill based games are played at the players risk and ones thought to be scam or malicious can be reported and if found to be true will also result in bans.

Great right?

Now the most prevalent scams now are ones using coop build blocks
or Vends which are set up in malicious ways.

The thing is we have systems in the game which are being ignored.
The above 2 scam methods can be easily avoided if the player takes a few seconds to read the "Important/Are You Sure"
Confirmation windows.

So lets go over the main ways people try to scam with these methods.

- CO-OP Building Blocks

There are many ways to scam with this.
People placing items on red plaster surrounded by the red rental blocks.
People placing clothing items on mannequins with personal sentries attached so when the renter goes to break the mannequin they find it can't be broken.
People pulling the rental blocks before the renter can take the items.

You should NEVER buy items that involve renting a Co-Op build block rental area.
There's a big warning when you try.
coop
So please heed this warning and NEVER buy items sold in this way.

- Vend Scams

People having a valuable item in a vend with monster footprints or other small items also in the same vend.
People holla a cheap price or altering the price when you go to use the rental.
These can be easily avoided by reading the "Important/Are You Sure" message. Which tells you exactly what your about to buy.
vend
So please read what you are about to buy before you press yes.

I did a video going into more detail on these types of scams here


Keep safe guys and use the tools in the game that are there to help you.

Comments

  • Professional KillerProfessional Killer GreeceForum Moderator, Retired Moderator
    Great video, great guide. Might raise people's awareness. Keep it up, G. :)
  • If I could add to vend scams, having an item 10x the holla advertised price '-'
    And the infamous "top hat 1 c then change to 20K" scam.
  •  gdog gdog Retired Moderator
    edited March 2017

    Great video, great guide. Might raise people's awareness. Keep it up, G. :)

    Thanks wasn't sure if the video came across a bit ranty. I feel it needed to be said though.
    Misticall said:

    If I could add to vend scams, having an item 10x the holla advertised price '-'
    And the infamous "top hat 1 c then change to 20K" scam.

    Yeah all can be avoided by reading the Important/Are You Sure Windows.
    I'll add to it tho.
  • Cubic MomCubic Mom Retired Moderator
    Thanks so much for making this discussion and video Gdog!! Hopefully this will stop the players from being scammed in these ways. Sometimes we just need a little clarification on these matters, and videos are a great way to do just that!! We all enjoy your amazing, fun pack opening/building videos, but this type of video is much needed also! Keep up the great work :)
  • Great video!
    also thanks for info
  • Thanks Gdog :D
  • valleyvalley Member
    edited March 2017
    edit: nvm
  •  gdog gdog Retired Moderator
    Feebi said:

    You misspelt read, instead you put heed. You can find this mistake under your sample picture for co-op blocks, and hopefully this spreads awareness. :)

    No heed is correct.
    Heed means to - pay attention to; take notice of.
  • Oh right. oops. XD
  •  gdog gdog Retired Moderator
    Bump
  • MiwkyMiwky at your house stealing your Peanut butter jarMember
    should be pinned.
  •  gdog gdog Retired Moderator
    bump
  • Sooo what I know now I WILL ALWAYS WATCH GDOG'S VIDEOS (good video to me) also =_= that footprint =_= not long ago got scamm with that footprint I lost 4.5k UGHHHHH
  •  gdog gdog Retired Moderator
    BUMP
  • PortanaPortana Member
    What does bump means? '-'
  • To tell you honest,selling some account is illegal.
  • DemonismDemonism SingaporeMember
    :) mun said:

    To tell you honest,selling some account is illegal.

    To tell you honest,you're not making any sense.
  • This kind of players are so annoying... Good video tho :3
  • Please take notice of this thread everyone it is very important!
  •  gdog gdog Retired Moderator
    BUMP
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