Monday, May 2, 2011

New Way to Scam?

Hello everyone...
I heard about this today when General Templewolf (username: rumpo) announced 'Important Meeting in the Pillow Room!' What choice did I have but to go there?
Anyway, I went in there, and I was informed that there was a new way to scam.
He explained a bit about it, but it was hard because everyone was saying random things.
I posted on chat about it and Hjackler said that he knew how people did it.

Here's the method:
REMEMBER, EVERYONE: SCAMMING IS BAD. SCAMMING IS NOT NICE AND IS NOT, IN ANY WAY, SUPPORTED BY WCC. THE ONLY REASON THIS IS ON WCC IS TO TEACH YOU HOW TO AVOID BEING SCAMMED.
First, you put a pillow in a certain place in your den.
Next, you find someone with a rare item on their trade list that you want.
You tell them to come to your den, and that you will show them a way to do a special dance without hitting action buttons.
You show them the pillow you placed earlier and tell them to repeatedly click it.
As they are repeatedly clicking (you can tell that they are by looking at what their animal does: if it is twitching in random ways, that means they're clicking it), you find the rare item on their trade list that you wanted.
You send a trade request with a cruddy item (and most scammers would probably use the cheapest item in the stores, as in something completely useless).
As they are clicking, if you placed the pillow in just the right spot, what will happen is that they will immediately accept the trade request because they are still clicking, and they will also immediately close the 'You Got *item name*' screen.
They won't be even able to tell that you did it until they look at ther trade list, which could be (in some cases) days or weeks later.

THE MORAL OF THIS STORY:
Don't fall for simple tricks like this! In general, don't listen to anyone who is not someone you know well without thinking it through first! And if someone keeps bothering you about it, say 'I already know how to do that, thanks' and walk away, or, if your den is locked, go into your den.
If you take simple steps now, it will prevent blunders later!

Also, if you are a scammer, how about you try just earning your own gems? I have almost 39,000 some and can buy anything I want, for example. For example, if I want more gems (which I don't usually care about much...) I will usually go and play my favorite game, Pest Control. It's easy if you understand it and have played it before (but not AJ's version... in my case, I have played several hundred different versions of Tower Defense, which is what Pest Control is, really). But if you want an easy way to earn gems (although not as quick as some other games) Overflow is another easy game.
What I did on my old account, greenwoodwolf (a BETA account - it had the free after-memership and everything) to earn all of my animals was I went and played Double Up over and over and over... I must have played it some 20,000 times over that month, for not only did I get all of the dens available at the time (regular castle and treehouse), but I also got all 8 animals AND I helped one friend (also a BETA ager) get all of his animals and dens too. It's a good method, but it took at least 3 hours to earn an animal most days (Just counting the animal prices, it costs 35,000 gems to buy all 8 animals. In other words, you need to play games for a LONG TIME. Including the treehouse and castle den prices (how much I got on my old account) it adds to 45,000 gems, around 6,000 more gems than even I have).
And if you want to have better stuff and you're a non-member, how about you just get a membership (if your parents will pay)? It's a lot better than getting reported and/or banned from AJ, right? And you get all of the nice items you desire, as well as a gem bonus AND an achievement for joining.
Bye for now!

16 comments:

  1. Yah someone was TRING to do that to ALOT OF PEEPS! The person told me to click the pillow. RIGHT away I knew what she was gonna do. So i put my top hat on trade list.(EXTRA RARE ITEM) And I PRETENDED to click the pillow. And there were alot of people yelling at her to give them their stuff back and calling her a scammer and she kept saying she was not a scammer. I got proof that she WAS SCAMMING! I was just STANDING on the pillow and she kept saying click fast! i said i was clicking fast then sooner she sent me a request hommade bat wings for my top hat. and since i was not really clicking i said no and she was SURPRIZED! I JUST OUT SMARTED A SCAMMER! AND PROVED THAT SHE SCAMMED!!!

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  2. bunnylove3May 03, 2011

    ok i have this awesome story XD
    ok so this person told me to click the foot of a bunny and her den would turn into a giant rainbow. i was curious so i just tried it (not knowing about the scamming yet) and i clicked it rapidley and she took my fox hat! i actually saw the screen for a split second so i KNEW she took it. i got really mad (im not so pleasent when i get angry) i was like demanding my fox hat back. then i brought in my other 5 accounts i made them all black (too look more creepy) i made them my clones then surrounded her. i made the cloens do the sword emote all at the same time. i told her to give my fox hat back OR ELSE aw man she was scared to death you should have seen her face. she traded back my fox hat then i slapped her for good measure and walked away. i showed her haha no dum scammer is gona get my rares

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  3. @ pony_luve10:
    Yes! That's what they do. They do other things too to make it SEEM like it's not this, but it is.
    @ bunnylove3:
    That actually might be a good way to avoid it, especially if you get really super aggressive. If you get backup 'ninjas' to help you out, most will consent. Others may flee.

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  4. Wcc mod: HjacklerMay 03, 2011

    There is another way to scam too...... if anyone is interested i can tell you. its quite effective, i tested it :)i made it up.

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  5. @ Hjackler:
    It would be helpful to know so that I can make it INeffective.

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  6. Wcc mod: HjacklerMay 03, 2011

    I will tell you :) meet me on chat k? how bout 4 my time 5 your time?

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  7. WCC MED :wolves!May 03, 2011

    MY GLOVE GOT STLOEN THAT WAY!

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  8. I know a friend who got scammed cuz of this....Cherrysm...She lost her koala plushies that were non member...I see why she's upset..THEY'RE VERY RARE!Now shes finding a NEW way to AVOID that kind of scamming....But for now...Just avoid those kinds of things...

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  9. Wcc mod: HjacklerMay 03, 2011

    @darling ill trade cherry my koala plushie 4 something. tell her i said dat :)

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  10. @ Darling:
    Yeah... Koala plushies are the rarest ones, right up there with wolves.
    @ Hjackler:
    Okay. That'll work.

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  11. I have a koala plushie...

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  12. P.S. PONY_LUVE10 IS ME! PRINCESS TINY WOLF

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  13. I came up with a handy rhyme for this problem:
    PLEASE DON'T CLICK OR YOU'LL LOSE YOUR ITEMS
    QUICK!

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  14. I NEVER scam. I was scammed in January, back when they didn't have the trading system, so I traded my fox hat for a glove and she SCAMMED me! I hate scams. It's awful! Especially when you're being scammed! I wish no one could do it, like it was impossible!

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  15. @ Silverstorm:
    Yes, I know. I don't trade much, fortunately, so I don't have problems.

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