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I only see that when dealing with botters. Scammers you can avoid/prevent getting scammed from. Botters are just annoying cheats.

And since I've been fm'ing outside Varrock west bank I've been seeing quite a few bots. Guess Jagex's bot detection is still amazing.


But on the topic of scammers...I did have one guy ask me if he could borrow 1.3m for a dragon hatchet. Funny thing is when I tried lending him one he declined. <_<
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Try imagining that all those people you see at ge/lumbridge are nerdy ugly 11 year olds going through puberty who have nothing better to do than scam people in rs and look in anatomy books and ignoring them becomes 1000000% easier
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Imagining?

No need to imagine when that is probably exactly who they are :P
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I have a Crown & can Mute them :thumbup:
Indeed I've seen more now that FT is back :angry:

:rolleyes:

Anyway,

I pretty much saw expected this to happen and it's just as I remembered it! Kind of sad that people are actually falling for stupid things like these.

Oh well, I guess for now I'll just run around yelling "Scam, scam, scam!" :shades:

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Fair trade and the GE limits was a failed experiment.

Who cares if morons get scammed. Limitting what we can do ingame because some people are dumb is a silly move.


Dont look at it as people getting scammed... look at it as education for dumb people.


The rest of us having to put up with fair trade and all the crap that comes with it because a small number of people are to dumb to play runescape is not the way to go.


Its like buying an airplane to get free peanuts...

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Suddenly I'm seeing that way too often, especially with scammers. I'm not actually sure if free trade was worth it anymore. I think the Grand Exchange without limits is good enough. I don't want to stand by and see people get scammed, but at the same time I could be doing other things.

Anyone else feel the same?

Surprised that scamming, luring, and general douchebaggery become extremely common with free trade? I'm not. I knew this would happen as soon as Jagex announced the poll. Nobody believed me...


I knew this would happen, but I still voted 'yes' anyway. I figured that people were douchebags no matter what.
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They can just take it as a lesson. Better to be scammed in Runescape then in the real world. Anyway in haven't even seen that many, and only once has someone attempted to lure me. personally i'm more worried about bots, i hope Jagex can sort out bot detection.

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I knew it would happen, but 91% wanted it back so I'll just live with the consequences.

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Fair trade and the GE limits was a failed experiment.

Who cares if morons get scammed. Limitting what we can do ingame because some people are dumb is a silly move.


Dont look at it as people getting scammed... look at it as education for dumb people.


The rest of us having to put up with fair trade and all the crap that comes with it because a small number of people are to dumb to play runescape is not the way to go.


Its like buying an airplane to get free peanuts...


Scamming wasn't why free trade and wildy was removed...

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Umm, scamming and luring is to be expected now that there's free trade.

If one gets scammed/lured, or fails to do so, it's their own stupidity. Has nothing to do with Jagex.

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Runescape is, was, and will always be about exploiting your fellow players.

Free trade or not, it'll always happen.
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If one gets scammed/lured, or fails to do so, it's their own stupidity. Has nothing to do with Jagex.

Pretty much this especially now that we have huge flashing red exclamation marks and warnings popping out of everywhere. But I guess some people just need to learn it the hard way. :mellow:

But other than scammers I really haven't noticed any growth in rule breakers.


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While i'm noticing more people attempting to scam now with the release of free trade, I make sure I pay more attention now than ever before, with each and every trade I make.

I wait atleast 3-5 seconds and make sure the trade is good before accepting the 2nd trade window. I have already come across someone who attempted to take away the money offer for one of my items. When that happens, I just wait until they cancel the trade because they tried to scam me AND waste my time.

Edit: I remember a similar topic like this on the rs forums. A player suggested bringing back the red line. The red line used to be a feature in trading where, if an item was taken away or changed, a red line would appear where the change occured, then slowly go away after a few seconds. It was REALLY helpful.
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Indeed I've seen more now that FT is back :angry:


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I even saw someone trolling saying "free phat trimming" :D

ofc that was a joke but still funny none the less ^^
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Spending some time in ftp (I'm Members) I noticed one thing...

We couldn't even talk in piece without getting interrupted by fail scammers trying to Scam us. Like literally every 2 secs someone tried to Scam us. With intervalls of people being lured away to a "3.2mil Drop". Oh and the "Wanna become a Mod? go to www.somecabbageuberfailphishingfail.com"


Man RS sucks nowadays.

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Fair trade and the GE limits was a failed experiment.

Who cares if morons get scammed. Limitting what we can do ingame because some people are dumb is a silly move.


Dont look at it as people getting scammed... look at it as education for dumb people.


The rest of us having to put up with fair trade and all the crap that comes with it because a small number of people are to dumb to play runescape is not the way to go.


Its like buying an airplane to get free peanuts...


I can't see any relevance between your reasoning and conclusions you draw from it. Mind elaborating, and writing a lengthier post to describe exactly what you mean?

From what I have read, nothing in your little 'argument' really explains why 'Fair trade and the GE was a failed experiment', and why 'limiting what we can do ingame because of dumb players' is a silly move.

'The rest of us having to put up with fair trade and all the crap that comes with it because a small number of people are to dumb to play runescape is not the way to go.'

Why, why, and why?

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Suddenly I'm seeing that way too often, especially with scammers. I'm not actually sure if free trade was worth it anymore. I think the Grand Exchange without limits is good enough. I don't want to stand by and see people get scammed, but at the same time I could be doing other things.

Anyone else feel the same?

Surprised that scamming, luring, and general douchebaggery become extremely common with free trade? I'm not. I knew this would happen as soon as Jagex announced the poll. Nobody believed me...

Everyone believed you, no one cared.
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Surprised that scamming, luring, and general douchebaggery become extremely common with free trade? I'm not. I knew this would happen as soon as Jagex announced the poll. Nobody believed me...

This.

Where are the people that denied this would happen now?

Seen the nice little thread (with 2542 replies already) of people being hacked?
"RuneScape Forums > Account Help > Hijacked Today? Post Here"
Look at the start date of that topic, all the replies have been made in 1 week!!!
+ the people that didn't post on that thread + the people that posted in their own language on RS-forum = a whole lot more

Free trade sucks imo, it is a nice little playground for scammers of all sorts.
One of the reasons people liked free trade were items being buyable over GE again. Blue phat was/is (I don't know at this time) over max cash, gf.

Everyone believed you, no one cared.

No they didn't believe him.

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Haven't bee scammed since 2004 or something like that, and haven't seen much scamming happening to anyone else for ages too. With the feature that shows you the mid GE price of an item whilst trading and the use of ones brain once in a while should pretty much prevent being scammed.

I don't get why are some of you are constantly crying about people getting scammed - pay a little more attention when trading outside of GE and if something sounds too good to be true, it most likely is. Besides Jagex has written lots of safety instructions for the return of free trade for those who weren't around the pre-GE era. With all the information we have, you to be a bit stupid to fall for a common scam, such as armour trimming or someone quickly withdrawing cash or items off the trade.

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Surprised that scamming, luring, and general douchebaggery become extremely common with free trade? I'm not. I knew this would happen as soon as Jagex announced the poll. Nobody believed me...

This.

Where are the people that denied this would happen now?

Seen the nice little thread (with 2542 replies already) of people being hacked?
"RuneScape Forums > Account Help > Hijacked Today? Post Here"
Look at the start date of that topic, all the replies have been made in 1 week!!!
+ the people that didn't post on that thread + the people that posted in their own language on RS-forum = a whole lot more

Free trade sucks imo, it is a nice little playground for scammers of all sorts.
One of the reasons people liked free trade were items being buyable over GE again. Blue phat was/is (I don't know at this time) over max cash, gf.

Everyone believed you, no one cared.

No they didn't believe him.


In fairness, I'd estimate that many of the posts on that thread are just idiots being idiots, trying to get free stuff. "Hai Jamflax mai main zezima got haked plz reset pw plz."

You're right that nobody believed me. Some probably did, but they weren't the vocal ones. I had several people tell me "lul PKers are already griefing ass hats" and "bots are already a big problem" and "scamming won't be that bad." Sure, those people weren't entirely wrong, but they denied how bad these issues would become.

Ever heard the phrase "give an inch, they'll take a mile"? Well, that thoroughly applies to the RS community. For a couple years people were governed by Jagex's tight controls, so now that freedom is restored, they don't know what to do with themselves. Because many of the people who play are immature kids (I don't mean that offensively-- it's the truth), and kids are rebellious by nature, it's no surprise that many of them became scammers/lurers.
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