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(Player News) Very Important read Scam attempt in progress

Discussion in 'UO Atlantic' started by Lord Nabin, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. Lord Nabin

    Lord Nabin High Council Sage - Greater Sosaria
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    It was only a matter of time.

    There is a Nabin Impersonator operating

    When You are dealing with me The Charcter will always show the guild tag

    ACW "Ancient Conclave of Wisdom" Also verify the ICQ number which will always show on my posts

    my icq is 248-636-691

    if you check the icq number and it does not match above do the following

    To help yourself out

    Right click this person in your icq list
    select view
    select profile
    click the prifile name once
    it will open an edit window which allows you to change the name displayed
    type in Scammer
    this will change the name on your list from Lord nabin to Scammer and help to keep you safe.

    One scam they use is to try and sell you the Atlantic Auction House in Luna.

    1. its not for sale.
    2. he is banned from the house.

    If you are talking with a nabin and can not get into the house then guess what

    its the scammer.

    I have posted these alerts on Uoforums as well. I would check them all.
     
  2. EvilPixieWorks

    EvilPixieWorks Lore Keeper
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    Sadly, I welcome you to the club!

    Some impersonator is running around with one of my character names and acting in very negative community behavior. When I was telling some friends about this… I was told another well known community name is also being impersonated. I believe they are one in the same player.

    I will not say what names… but this is just part of the criminal element in our game. Ruining someone’s name… as just a single player or someone who owns a major and historical site that is all about the community. Scammers always try and trick people into trusting them. Even though we get little to NO HELP from the game staff… the real world rules still apply to “buyer beware”. If it sounds too good to be true… it is. That goes for Lagtown houses… as well as people just minding their own business.
     
  3. Tinsil

    Tinsil Guest

    One of the things WoW did well was unique names. Yes, it can be a bit annoying, but since UO is even more based on RPish humans, would be very easy to come up with essentially an infinite number of names.
     
  4. SupSoc

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    Hello Nabin,

    Thanks for letting us know. I know that many have tried to impersonate me as well. I have let Atlantic know as well.

    Will keep an eye out, and let you know if I see or hear anything suspicious.


    Lord SupSoc Inc.
    Broker of Atlantic
     
  5. Dan123The123Man

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    IMO, these very well known people who are being impersonated should created a one man guild and let everyone know which shard they are on. Or you can go on every shard and make sure that nobody else can choose that guild name if you like to cross shard trade a lot. These people may be able to recreate a character with your name a thousand times, but if you choose to create a guild, nobody on that specific shard can recreate a guild with the same exact guild name or even abbreviation I believe? If you are still paranoid you can do like I said and recreate that guild on all shards that way if you are cross sharding, people will see that guild name and use it as a way to tell if it is really say "Lord Nabin" that we are dealing with or if it's some scammer impersonating him. You would have that as well as ICQ/email/PMs. I would make SURE they are ONE man guilds as well.

    I wouldn't add people to the guild, there are to many people in this game that will turn on you in a split second. Say if you are in HOT on Atlantic and you are like SupSoc I think he is in HOT? If it were me, I would create a one man guild and if I still want to participate in the things HOT does and play with those guild members then you could just form an Alliance with them and your one man guild.
     
  6. Lord Nabin

    Lord Nabin High Council Sage - Greater Sosaria
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    Years ahead of you on that one friend.

    Ancient Conclave of Wisdom "ACW"

    :thumbsup:
     
  7. SupSoc

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    It is easy to tell the difference with me.

    I am in the HOT guild yes (Which I ALWAYS wear my tag) which I am the only SupSoc Inc. in the guild : )

    Not to mention I have a very unique name. I have a period at the end of my name. That hasn't been allowed for a long time now, to have a period at the end of a name.
     
  8. aBigHotStar

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    Socinator you are very special, you deserve that dot at the end of your name:p

    I was also impersonated during the years on test shard and atlantic!
    yay me


    :pancakes: <--- linkz if u read this i wantz dis chef flipping smiley faces on our boards too
     
  9. Omnius

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    Also, if anyone has a "contact" on legends. you're more than welcome to ICQ me about it 248964600. Only like 5 people on legends collect high end rares and we're a pretty tight knit group. It's likely any of us will know when another is looking to make a large purchase.
     
  10. Taht

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    This scammer Nabin impersonator is still operating. He tried to lure me into a deal today. ALWAYS check the ICQ #'s.
     
  11. Lord Nabin

    Lord Nabin High Council Sage - Greater Sosaria
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    Great Post thanks - This helps when everyone gets teh word out.

    He a has been very active today. I have had 12 people contact me that he is actively contacting them by icq and in game. Make it a careful day friends and please do spread the word.

    Currently we know of three names across two accounts which are tied to him

    contact me via pm or icq and I will update you

    These are all banned at the Atlantic Auction House and are for sure tied to the scammer.
     
  12. Nyx (Atl)

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    Thanks for posting this :) I received an ICQ from the imposter just moments ago wanting me to trade one of my Luna vendor houses, but then I recalled seeing this post.
     
  13. Lord Nabin

    Lord Nabin High Council Sage - Greater Sosaria
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    Your Welcome.

    Everyone please note that there has been a good amount of activity this week from the scammer contacting people via ICQ and in game.

    I will be gone most of the weekend with limited internet access. If your being contacted by a "Nabin" this afternoon on into the weekend it is highly likely you are talking to the scammer.

    Things to Remember

    Always Verify the ICQ number -

    Only do business with a Nabin who shows the guild tag "ACW"-

    When Subbmitting Items for the Atlantic Auction House we never ever take items directly they are always placed into one of the mailboxes which secures the items till I or the Auctioneer Dj Sandman can remove them.

    Have a great weekend Everyone