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Wheel Giveaway Scam

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A scammer says that they're doing a safe wheel giveaway. 'Wheel' is a fair way of choosing a players to give items to. A giveaway host goes to a digital wheel-spinning site and types everyone's names on the digital wheel. Whoever the digital spinner lands on receives a prize. Sometimes, a scammer will require rare items from players in order for them to be put on the wheel. Since the prizes during Giveaway Wheel Scams are usually large, you might be willing to risk rare items to get a chance at winning. Alternatively, they may put everyone on the wheel without asking for rares, but then offer more spaces/chances on the wheel in exchange for rare items. For example, a scammer may say that the prize for their wheel giveaway is a Black Long, and that you'll get one more space on the wheel for every Den Beta you trade them.

How to avoid this scam

If someone asks for rare items to get spaces on the wheel, don't give them items. This kind of wheel 'giveaway' is always a scam. If it looks like someone won the wheel, it's a spare account or helper. If a scammer isn't using a spare or helper, they lock the den without giving anyone a prize.

Fashion Show Item Scam

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A scammer will host a fashion show (usually with a large prize) that appears normal until the end. The final (or a later) theme is to match the host's outfit, and they're wearing an obscure item. They offer that item on their list during this round, but you must overtrade to get it. Once you trade a rare item for their obscure (but not usually rare) item, they lock their den.

  • A scammer may have a helper in the show who faces off against the finalist. All of the items in the scammer's outfit are fairly common, except for the one rare/obscure item the scammer is offering. The helper has most of the items, including this obscure item, but not all of the items. The host says you'll win if you trade for their obscure item.
  • A scammer may offer several items in their outfit for overtrades, not just one.

How to avoid this scam

If a theme is to match the host, and they offer their items for overtrades, this is a scam. Don't trade the host, and if no one trades the host, see what happens. It's almost impossible to tell if this kind of fashion show is a scam until the end, unless they require items early on.

Fashion Show Scam

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A scammer will host a fashion show that appears normal, until they require rares or diamonds for users to participate. This is usually only effective if the promised prize is large.

  • The host may require payment in rare items or diamonds to join the show in the first place, or payment will be introduced later. A fashion show may proceed as normal, until the host requires you to pay to continue or you lose your place. This may occur when the fashion show is nearly over.
  • The host will claim that gifting or buying from them boosts your chances at winning the show. They may even promise to return the items, but this is essentially Trust, which is always a scam.

How to avoid this scam

Do not participate in fashion shows that require payment. If someone was generous enough to host a fashion show with a large prize, they would not need to take items from other players. Therefore, all similar fashion shows are scams.

Friendship Contest Scam

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The scammer usually starts off by saying, “Friendship contest my den! Winner wins my list.” They usually have good items on their trade list. When they go to their den, introduce themselves to everyone in a friendly manner and claim they are giving away their items to make friends. Then they will begin a series of challenges, in which they might say:

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”If I got bullied, what would you do?” “Whoever gives me the best compliment gets a point!” “I’m going to trust you all with an item, and if you give it back, I’ll give you points!” These seemingly innocent challenges give people "points" if the participants give the scammer a response they like. But soon, the game takes a turn and the host says, "Whoever trusts me with the best items will get {usually a high number, enough to "win" the game} points!"

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The scammer will usually have a spare account or helper, and they will pretend to trust the host with a good item. They will get more points than the others, making them 'first place'. Typically when this happens, other people will begin to participate and trust the scammer with their items, because they seem so genuine. If no one gifts on their own, the spare/helper may encourage people to trust the scammer with their items since they supposedly got their items back. Once the scammer gets an item they like, they lock their den.

How to Avoid this Scam

Don't go to friendship contests, and be suspicious if you do go. If you go, and they ask people to trust them with their items, don't participate, report the host and leave.

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