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[Announcements] Be Savvy and Shun Scammers!

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Posted on 2013-01-31 05:06:54 | Show thread starter's posts only

Dear Captains,
Don't trust anyone in the world of online gaming. This saying may sound a tad cliché, but sadly it's one that holds very true indeed. While plundering and pillaging is way more fun in VC when you've crewed up with other captains, there are some scurvy rascals out there ready to scam innocent players with their vile tricks. Below are some of the dirty tricks that are often deployed by scammers.
1.They create a character with names which are very similar to those of people that you know. These may be friends, guild mates, or famous characters in a certain server. Here are some examples of how they may change character names to trick players.

2. Hacking into a player's account and chatting with that player's friends (you). Afterwards, they scam you out of your hard earned items or gold. To prevent this, we urge all VC players not to lend others equipment, whatever the reason may be. Most importantly, NEVER reveal your account information, such as account number, username, password or security code to anyone in the game. Items such as the Security Lock and Binding Stone provide added security to your equipment and can be purchased in our Item Mall as needed. If you've had some rare and powerful equipment and want some peace of mind, check these items out.
3. Some scammers will also pose as a GM, provide links to fake IGG or VC websites and obtain your account information through Trojans or viruses. Please take note that all events will ONLY be announced on our official website and our GMs will NEVER ask you for your account information via e-mail or in-game.
Many captains can let their guard down while having fun adventuring in the game. We hope everyone stays vigilant in safeguarding the privacy of their account information. Don't give scammers the chance to hack you or steal your items! Many helpful fellow captains have shared their experiences and given advice on how to spot scammers and how to avoid being scammed.
More tips...
Do not share accounts with others and do not reveal your account information to others. True friends will understand the importance of safeguarding your account and will not ask you for your account information.
Ensure that you registered for your account with a valid e-mail address! Many players registered for an account with invalid e-mail addresses and when their accounts are hacked, they find themselves helpless, unable to recover their stolen accounts. You should confirm your e-mail address immediately after account registration. A valid e-mail address is the only way to ensure we can identify and contact you when you have issues with your account!
Always change your password from time to time to ensure the security of your account.
Account Security Guide
http://service.igg.com/anti_hacked.php

The VC Team
IGG

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#2
Posted on 2013-01-31 05:18:03 | Show thread starter's posts only

Excellent announcement! It can't be said often enough.

I really hope players will be more carefull in the future so we can avoid all scams and hacks.
Let's have fun in game with our own hardbuilded characters and items.

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#3
Posted on 2013-01-31 11:54:39 | Show thread starter's posts only

You can trust me..

That AntiMattar, NemesisSepiroth and IsrealiFighter are all scamming bastards

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#4
Posted on 2013-01-31 12:25:14 | Show thread starter's posts only

what about the many times IGG Scammed me?

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#5
Posted on 2013-01-31 12:32:44 | Show thread starter's posts only

If you was dun' stoopid enuff to give them ur monies, then it was your own fault, savvy?

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#6
Posted on 2013-01-31 12:33:22 | Show thread starter's posts only

Original posted by JAYFITZY at 31-1-2013 11:54 AM
You can trust me..

That AntiMattar, NemesisSepiroth and IsrealiFighter are all scamming bastards


thats just what a scammer would say.... hmm
:19rab

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#7
Posted on 2013-01-31 16:31:55 | Show thread starter's posts only

You done goofed!

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Posted on 2013-01-31 17:49:10 | Show thread starter's posts only

Just what I would suspect you of suspecting what a scammer would say, thus the objective has been reversed and YOU are indeed the scammer..

ban plz

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#9
Posted on 2013-01-31 18:04:49 | Show thread starter's posts only

Dear IGG since you have made 99.9% of items bound how are players supposed to buy IM without giving account name to the person purchasing the IM for their account?  If someone wants to purchase a planting card without buying IM they must entrust someone with the account name to buy the card for that account.  Seems the greed of this company has made it so that scammers are readily available.

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#10
Posted on 2013-01-31 18:50:45 | Show thread starter's posts only

Original posted by UCJames at 2013-1-31 18:04
Dear IGG since you have made 99.9% of items bound how are players supposed to buy IM without giving account name to the person purchasing the IM for their account?  If someone wants to purchase a plan ...

That is a good point... can anyone think of other ideas to make accounts more secure?

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