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Imposter - Using my name to Lie Dupe and Cheat

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Smoot, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. Smoot

    Smoot Grand Poobah
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    Looks like i have a fan club. To anyone in general chat, i am Not selling mythic tokens, transfer tokens, Any tokens of any sort, or forged metal tools. and would highly disadvise anyone from buying them at this time. Especially from characters named "Smoot" or houses owned by "Smoot".

    Buy these tokens at your own risk, i can not be held responsible for their authenticity or if they will eventually be deleted.

    If you are conducting a trade with me, please contact me first to avoid attempted scams.
     
    #1 Smoot, Oct 1, 2015
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  2. Acid Rain

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    Welcome to the party of Impersonated Players :)
    I'm surprised Capt Norry didn't welcome you 1st but I'll step up and do the honors :)
     
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  3. Gidge

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    If I see you I'll be sure to not say hi!
     
  4. THP

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    its nothing new....icq or even mobile check everytime...its not hard...
     
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  5. Riyana

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    This thread has been cleaned up. The insults, insinuations, and veiled accusations need to stop right now, and the grudge match and baiting need to go somewhere other than these forums.

    As always, practice safe trading and verify with whom you are trading. Better safe than sorry.
     
  6. Lt.Snuggles

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    best moderator ever.
     
  7. Captn Norrington

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    *walks away sadly* lol ;)
     
  8. The Craftsman

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    Chin up Captn. Youre pretty decent too.

    I guess this is one of the Cons of not having a unique name system.
     
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  9. Duncan McDermott

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    I saw your name this morning selling transfers for 40M and thought how odd that was being you brought to our attention the possible duped tokens.
     
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  10. Smoot

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    and those tokens will be 30mil soon. give it a week or so. im not a dev so not to say where they came from, but anytime someone is selling that many and price goes down by that high a percentage you can bet something is up. this is not a random player buying a couple off origin store because there was a sale to sell for gold. this is mass amounts sold at prices to clear them out.

    weve all seen it before.
     
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  11. old gypsy

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    We love ya! :grouphug:
     
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    "Smoot" is now advertising on Help. 40 Mil transfer tokens. This is not a veiled or insinuation. It's just legit what's going on. A player named Smoot is advertising on the Help channel.
     
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  13. Captn Norrington

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    Yep, I see the person in the Atlantic Help channel advertising right now as well.
     
  14. Kirthag

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    Hrm. It is the season for loose dopplegangers.... :eyes:
     
  15. Uriah Heep

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    Nobody ever wants to be me...<insert sad-faced Charlie Brown emo here>
     
  16. BeaIank

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    Guess I better wait to put tokens for sale on ATL till we see this situation resolve then.
     
  17. Giggles

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    I think the most interesting troll I have ever seen was someone named "Giggles" offering "adult cybering" services. That one even made me blush!
    Ah UO, the land of dopplegangers. Anyone who believes anything a random same named person is saying in gen chat ... well.. lets just say they are doing it wrong lol. Verifying identity outside of a game where there can be 30 people with the same name, well its just the smart thing to do.
     
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    What reason has been given why duplicate character names are even allowed? I really don't like that being able to happen. Why don't we get a "that name has already been taken" message?
     
  19. MalagAste

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    You know I've always thought about this one and one thing I can say is I rather prefer it. You know in the real world there are thousands of Johns, Cathy's, Steves and what have you.... no one has much of a unique name... so why should this be limited in the game. Some games even offer last names now to keep names different and unique.

    Everyone has a unique ID though... just like your Social Security #.... When you talk in chat it's always the same ID#... Honestly I think there ought to be a way to "see" that or to get that #... Name changing will NOT change that number either. Not sure about transferring but I do know that it doesn't change if you change your name.

    You watch anyone talk in Chat and you'll see their #. Write down the number of this phony and keep it handy as this will probably come up again impersonating someone else.

    But if they made Unique names like that then you couldn't have your character on every shard. You wouldn't be able to create 2 identical characters (something many folk do)... etc... My own character exists on every shard.

    Contacting folk via ICQ or whatever outside of game is always the best way to be sure you are talking to the right person.
     
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  20. Lt.Snuggles

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    uh huh. giggles is lying! i has proof! maybe..... probably not... but possibly
     
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  21. Smoot

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    Still using my name in gen chat to lie cheat and sell stolen goods. tokens down to 30m just like i thought. next week theyll be 25. yeah, nothings up. totally legit and bought from origin store right?
     
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  22. Thrakkar

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    I'm pretty sure, there is no answer, as most probably noone was asking that question 18 years ago. At least that's what I would assume.
     
  23. Deaol

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    It would appear that these are not recent duped/bugged/replicated items. These tokens were ones that were created via a bug sometime ago (and stashed) but since the recent publishes have now allowed them to be vendored again. Yes cheap tokens will soon flood the markets. This is just hear say... so take it for what it is worth.
     
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  24. Peekay

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    Hahaha.

    [​IMG]
     
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  25. Jynxx

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    Oh man that WASN'T you?


    I got ripped off.
     
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  26. kelmo

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    That was me.
     
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    Then I DEFINITELY got ripped off.

    I've seen your pic.
     
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    I'm literally dying irl.
     
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  29. Lorddog

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    I remember way back when there were a ton of "borg" players
     
  30. Capt. Lucky

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    Everyone PM me and we'll set a time. When we get about 50 players good to go we'll all make a guy named Smoot on Atlantic and hang out at the Luna bank spamming tokens. Cause Atlantic probably needs that :p
     
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  31. Peekay

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    Can we all undercut each other too?
     
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  32. King Greg

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    Yes, lets please get transfer tokens back down to 20m per, maybe then we can breathe a little life into some of these servers.
     
  33. Capt. Lucky

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    Sorta odd thing. I had some shard transfer tokens from IDOCs, that I kept for (hoarder)??? lol Just used them for deco in my treasure room. Anyway I was doing a transfer and had room left so I brought them along. They disappeared :) This was a couple days ago.