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A scammer will advertise a skit (usually for a video) at their den. The skit will require people trading their rare items to the scammer. The scammer convinces users that it's all part of the act, and that the traded items will be returned. However, skits like these always end up in the den being locked and items being scammed.


Tactics

  • The "skit" is usually about scamming. The scammer says that the skit will be helpful to others because it shows the dangers of scams like Trust. However, for the skit to be effective, items will need to be traded.
  • The scammer chooses the rarest users to be the victim characters in a skit.
  • A scammer will often pretend to have a YouTube channel to post their video on. They may even have a YouTube channel, which gives them credibility.
  • The scammer may say phrases like "Recording... now!", "I'm recording", and "Ok, 3, 2, 1, go!" to make people believe that it's really a skit that's being recorded.
  • The scammer may have a partner or spare account, returning that user's items to convince others that their items will be returned as well.

How to avoid this scam

Skits are fun, but if they involve you risking your items, it is a scam. Warn other people and leave, because whenever you're required to trade rare items, it's not because they want to educate people on how to avoid scams, or make an entertaining video for their YouTube channel. It's only because they want your items.

If you're not convinced that a skit where you're required to risk items is a scam, try these tactics:

  • Ask the host if you have to trade your items. If they encourage you to, even insisting that you do, it's definitely a scam. Watch their reaction to see if it's suspicious.
  •  Look at the host's achievements and animals. If they have very few, they're on a spare account, which means they don't want their main caught scamming. Even then, scammers can still use their main accounts.
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