Jump to content

Welcome to Rune Tips, the first ever RuneScape help site. We aim to offer skill guides, quest guides, maps, calculators, informative databases, tips, and much more to help you get the most from the Massive Online Adventure Game, RuneScape, by Jagex Ltd © 2009.

Report Ad

Welcome to Forum.Tip.It
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!
Photo

People trying to sell my account with pictures from the Picture Thread


  • Please log in to reply
13 replies to this topic

#1
bedman
[ Display Name History ]

bedman

    Ice Giant Melter

  • Members
  • 4,774 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Belgium
  • Joined:19 June 2004
  • RuneScape Status:P2P
  • RSN:bedman
So this guy on RS pmed me, asking if my real name is <insert name>. He then tells me this guy (<insert name>) is on facebook and trying to trade my acc (bedman) for his account. I say I'm not that guy of course, and I look up the guy he told me about on facebook. He either spellt it wrong, or he was lieing cause I couldn't find the exact name he told me.
Next, he asks me whether I'm rich, cause the guy is providing a picture of my account with green partyhat and 3rd age robes. Now I happen to have taken a picture with such an outfit, and I might have actually posted it too here on the picture thread of the general discussion board.

Should I be concerned? What can/should I do about this? I hope Jagex thinks twice if they see some advertisement of my account being on sale with that picture...

#2
Danqazmlp
[ Display Name History ]

Danqazmlp

    To Ass!

  • Members
  • 8,492 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Joined:7 November 2005
  • RuneScape Status:Retired
  • RSN:Danqazmlp
I don't think you should worry. You can always take the usual precautions, such as having a strong password, recovery q's set and having a bank pin with all your valuable items banked before logging off.
Want to be my friend? Look under my name to the left<<< and click the 'Add as friend' button!
Posted Image
Big thanks to Stevepole for the signature!^

#3
Tim
[ Display Name History ]

Tim

    Eternal Session of Sound

  • Members
  • 8,848 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Australia
  • Joined:12 November 2006
  • RSN '07:Derplander
Alt' you can always put a watermark on your images saying "Not For Sale" if you're photoshop savy. Or scribble it over not-so-importaint objects in your bank with MS Paint.

Popoto.~<3


#4
Kimberly
[ Display Name History ]

Kimberly

    Retired Staff

  • Members
  • 12,325 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Pennsylvania; United States
  • Joined:26 November 2004
  • RuneScape Status:P2P
  • RSN:Kimberly
  • RSN2:Dorelei
Gadwin Printscreen (free edition) will allow you to place watermarks on your screenshots. As for account security, start looking for the oldest valid information concerning your account and have it handy if necessary. As for verifying you're not RWT'ing, I wouldn't know how to verify that, but if you give a detailed appeal you shouldn't have a problem I'd hope if it even gets to that.

hzvjpwS.gif


#5
xpx
[ Display Name History ]

xpx

    Ice Giant Melter

  • Members
  • 4,281 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Estonia
  • Joined:24 July 2004
  • RuneScape Status:None
  • RSN:xpx
Yes you should be somewhat worried. It's an old problem and jagex has banned people who have had a picture of their account on sale on ebay. To avoid this, use watermarks on pictures.

First to 99 Farming on 27. September, 2005.

First to 3766 Port Score on 20. March, 2014.

First to 4664 Port Score on 2. March, 2015.


#6
The Observer
[ Display Name History ]

The Observer

    Lead the charge

  • SwiftKit Staff
  • 12,959 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Taking your clan to greaters
  • Joined:3 December 2005
  • RuneScape Status:Retired
Yes, try and put watermarks or say as you take the picture that it's not for sale whenever you have a decent amount of wealth out. You shouldn't really worry about hacking but more about being banned.

j0xPu5R.png


#7
HexiledRazz
[ Display Name History ]

HexiledRazz

    Skeleton Shield

  • Members
  • 1,078 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Eastern United States
  • Joined:2 February 2007
  • RuneScape Status:Retired
  • RSN:Hexiled Razz
  • RSN2:Pure of War
  • Clan:EoE
Mhm, watermarking is a good idea if you're posting pictures showing exceptional skills/wealth. And just to be safe, in case you haven't reset your password/recoveries/bank pin recently, I'd do it since it's always a good idea anyway.


Jamflex isn't exactly smart when it comes to... Anything. So I'd have all of your information handy in case they do actually lock your account.

A few months ago it said my recoveries were scheduled to change. I panicked and changed all of my information. But i realized it was just because my computer's clock had been reset through a computer glitch. And it was close to the date that i last changed my recoveries. Though it was a good idea to change my information anyway, because i hadn't in a while.
Hexiled Razz. Player since March 8th, 2005.

#8
bedman
[ Display Name History ]

bedman

    Ice Giant Melter

  • Members
  • 4,774 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Belgium
  • Joined:19 June 2004
  • RuneScape Status:P2P
  • RSN:bedman

Yes you should be somewhat worried. It's an old problem and jagex has banned people who have had a picture of their account on sale on ebay. To avoid this, use watermarks on pictures.

But what about previous pictures? If they really follow the picture thread, they could have quite a few of them by now.

#9
xpx
[ Display Name History ]

xpx

    Ice Giant Melter

  • Members
  • 4,281 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Estonia
  • Joined:24 July 2004
  • RuneScape Status:None
  • RSN:xpx


Yes you should be somewhat worried. It's an old problem and jagex has banned people who have had a picture of their account on sale on ebay. To avoid this, use watermarks on pictures.

But what about previous pictures? If they really follow the picture thread, they could have quite a few of them by now.

Well you just have to hope noone hates you that much and jagex doesn't care about it much, which, as we have seen in the recent years, they don't. If you have incidences like you've had, you should definitely watermark your forthcoming pictures for a medium length of time, and if it doesn't reoccur, proceed as usual.

First to 99 Farming on 27. September, 2005.

First to 3766 Port Score on 20. March, 2014.

First to 4664 Port Score on 2. March, 2015.


#10
tripsis
[ Display Name History ]

tripsis

    The Fuzz

  • Administrators
  • 21,534 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:England, UK
  • Joined:29 October 2005
  • RuneScape Status:P2P
  • RSN:Tripsis
As far as getting your account hacked, you should be fine as long as you take precautions. Make sure you have a strong password that is not used on any other game/website and have good recoveries that are impossible for anyone to just guess.

Your only worry should be Jagex finding this page (if it exists) and thinking that YOU are the one who created it. Above posters gave you good tips on how to avoid this in the future, but as for how to handle this situation, you don't have many options. If you can find the page you can report it (I don't know if Facebook has a report feature or anything though?) to try to get it taken down. You could also try to contact Jagex but tbh I don't know if they'll show a particular interest in the situation.
Posted Image

- 99 fletching | 99 thieving | 99 construction | 99 herblore | 99 smithing | 99 woodcutting -
- 99 runecrafting - 99 prayer - 125 combat - 95 farming -

- Blog - DeviantART - Book Reviews & Blog

#11
Kimberly
[ Display Name History ]

Kimberly

    Retired Staff

  • Members
  • 12,325 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Pennsylvania; United States
  • Joined:26 November 2004
  • RuneScape Status:P2P
  • RSN:Kimberly
  • RSN2:Dorelei

(I don't know if Facebook has a report feature or anything though?)


The marketplace does. They have a "Please report suspicious listing Here." tab you can click on when you're viewing the individual listing. If it's something on their wall the TC could always try a "Contact Us" feedback form and see where that takes him.

hzvjpwS.gif


#12
stonewall337
[ Display Name History ]

stonewall337

    Ice Giant Melter

  • Members
  • 3,681 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Joined:17 September 2007
  • RuneScape Status:Retired
  • RSN:Stonewall337
  • Clan:<Killing Time> of Dawnbringer
No, don't worry. Without your account deals, they are most likely trying to rip someone else off.

Stonewall337.png

Drops

#13
bedman
[ Display Name History ]

bedman

    Ice Giant Melter

  • Members
  • 4,774 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Belgium
  • Joined:19 June 2004
  • RuneScape Status:P2P
  • RSN:bedman
I haven't found any fb pages about it. Maybe this one guy just pmed the other guy, dunno.

#14
Kimberly
[ Display Name History ]

Kimberly

    Retired Staff

  • Members
  • 12,325 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Pennsylvania; United States
  • Joined:26 November 2004
  • RuneScape Status:P2P
  • RSN:Kimberly
  • RSN2:Dorelei
Well, think of it this way then: if he hasn't made a facebook page about it/ebay thing/any sort of selling thing and it's all been PM's, it's unlikely you have to worry about being wrongly banned. So grats! Just be more careful in the future and you should be able to avoid suspicion.

hzvjpwS.gif





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users