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WAKE UP FOLKS SCAM ALERT

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Zelda of Zed, Mar 1, 2010.

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  1. Zelda of Zed

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    Sicne there is a clone of the Cheesy Shard on the test center... you better beware!

    I had someone talk to me tonight and wanted me to give them my house on the test shard. BE WARNED!!!!!!! I dont know if there is a bug, or if they would turn around and try to say it was their house!!!!!

    DONT GET SCAMmED!!!!!


    Zelda...
     
  2. Aran

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    The server is packed tight with houses. They probably just want to do something housing related.

    It's not a scam. You're paranoid.

    As always.
     
  3. Faerunner

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    I traded someone my crafter's fire beetle for a Polar Bear mount on Siege but no one has asked for my house yet. Think I got scammed?
     
  4. [LGND]

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    Perhaps they wanted your house on TC.......?
     
  5. Faerunner

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    (Psst. I don't think she gets that changes to houses on TC don't affect production shard housing... shhhhh!)
     
  6. kelmo

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    I do not believe anything happening on Test will affect you on your home shard.
     
  7. Viper09

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    Considering it's a test center and not the real server I highly doubt there is any scam going on. Perhaps someone just wants the house to fool around with.

    Now if this were on the real server then you should obviously not give them your house...unless you want to...
     
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    people want chessy/tc houses/items to try and act like they lost those items on chessy at event and get them on prodo chessy. But only thing being checked on and replaced are pets.
     
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    Lol, those are going to be some very disappointed players if they think that's going to work.
     
  10. Aran

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    Yeah... not likely.
     
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    Ive given away like half of my museum to kids who want to look cool on TC lol
     
  12. Restroom Cowboy

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    O NOE...SKIE IZ FALLEHN!
     
  13. Petra Fyde

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    What happens on test center has no effect on the shard it is a copy of. At one time test center was always a copy of one of the regular shards.
    No scam is possible through this method.
     
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    A bit of healthy paranoia is always good.

    OP was just trying to be helpful and wanted to alert the community of a possible scam. No need to mock his efforts.

    Personally, I do think that it is possible that there may be folks that are thinking of using this to try and convince GMs that the house belongs to them on prodo Chessy.

    While chances of success is slim, it only takes a GM that was not properly informed.



    Alternatively, depending on the house, and how you transfer, there may also be folks/friends/guildies in disguise that would love to know what stuff you have, and in which secure chests. For various reasons such as whether you are a filthy rich but trusting soul that would make an excellent target for hacking.

    Guess what I am saying is that a bit of paranoia can be good. The threat may not be from where folks expect it to be from.
     
  16. Zelda of Zed

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    call me what ya want... but the scammers out there will use any thing to take advantage of us. Colt memebers will tell ya about that!


    I guess maybe you didnt understand.. yes i know its a clone.. but what stops somone from saying on the test shard... hey this was my house... and now they have it on the reg shard. I was looking out for everyone..
    But those that want to make fun of it.. hope you get nailed by a scammer.
    (not really... but you get my points)



    Zelda...
     
  17. Petra Fyde

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    They would be able to track when the house changed hands. Since it obviously changed hands on test shard and not on the main shard their claim would not hold water.
     
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    I wouldn't care to comment on scams. However, I had a house on TC1 that I was using to work on some shop designs for a guildie. We went last night so I could show him. He had a char on TC1 that he'd not made, and my three chars and the house I made are missing. I also seem to have a char from one main account on TC1 on another account. Given the propensity of UO 'fixes' to affect the unexpected, I can't help wondering if putting a back up of a shard on TC1 has done something new and interesting somewhere. Again!
     
  19. longshanks

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    well, chessy was put on TC to get a handle on and fix those that lost pets at the past weekends event. Since that occured the Chat system on the real Chessy has been deluged by TC players asking for stuff, most noticeably Dread Warhorses.

    It's been annoying to say the least. I really don't get the playerbase that calls TC their home shard. These people really want everything handed to them.

    I been telling everyone who wants my dread that they can meet me inside the ethereal fortress and that i'll be right there. :)
     
  20. G.v.P

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    Yeah def not a good idea to trust anyone :p

    Especially when Issac shows up and people start posting false threads about how he was "given" a blaze cu, rofl

    But anyway, yeah, don't get got, orc helms and ringmail for life bro f that bling :p
     
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    You know...I made a mistake with the Cu...but that does not mean the rest of my post did not hold water. If you have something else to say, feel free to take a poke in the dark...but that is all you get.

    False threads...not a chance dipswitch...if what I said did not have some truth to it...do you think I would be defending myself against your ******** post right now...or...do you think my thread would have remained posted if it was all falsified material? Perhaps knowledgeable people like yourself are more interested in jacking free pets rather than reporting the issue to the community...I think I can say that since nobody aside from myself even bothered to report the issue here...did they?
     
  22. A Rev

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    All i want to know is what events over the last weekend making people lose pets???

    I dont care about test. I made a char to duel knowing full well eventually it would get deleted...they do it everyso often on test.

    I also know plenty of people with items and stuff on chessy who ave made a KILLING from this.

    They have sold people items and/or gold for items and/or gold on other shards.

    The guy with the 70mil tangle on his vender missed a trick there. He could easily have pulled that and got money or items on chessy for that item on test AND still kept the original...as it stands he now has 70mil on test.
     
  23. Aran

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    It was an actual event event, in which there were sinking ships that ate a few pets.
     
  24. A Rev

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    LOL THATS FRIGGIN HILARIOUS!!!
     
  25. longshanks

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    ummm. no its not and no it wasn't.

    it was a good event which had a glitch in that pets went missing when the boats sank. EA people addressed it in a timely manner and those who suffered losses are being made whole. For all the complaining that goes on about the parent company on these boards let it be said that EA (Measanna)
    acted in a real classy manner. We should be honored to have her.
     
  26. G.v.P

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    Dude, you made a mistake. No reason to call me a ******. Get over it. You make tons of posts here and most of them are valid. Everyone makes mistakes. Man up.

    I was at the event and helped solve the problem at the event. I took pictures, validated the actual lost pets for people with Gareth, and I got things done for my local community. Tigger fed me an idea, I told Mesanna. Mesanna listened, admitted her mistakes, put up the plans for a Test Shard, and is in the process of getting things done on her end. The problem was solved before you even created a post on UHall, let alone one with miscued facts.

    There's no reason to talk **** to me other than to make yourself look even more foolish, and I didn't call you out by name because I enjoy your posts here. But if you want to be a *****, then so be it.
     
  27. Restroom Cowboy

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    Reading comprehension much? I said what you had to say was ********...get your facts straight. Second, you do not have a clue as to what I did or did not "man up to". You do not have a single, solitary clue about what I went through with this entire situation...from the time it happened up UNTIL now. Man up? I admitted to making a mistake several times over the last couple days...so please shut up about what you are not aware of behind the scenes.


    You think you were the only one there? Who do you think was the first to say to Mesanna that certain people didn't have the pets they were recieving? Who do you think was the person who asked in a stratics staff member to verify the activity going on? The problem was not solved before my posting on Uhall...it wasnt until afterward that a solution came to be. (In fact, when I posted Mesanna just told everyone that there would not be a revert...) Again, I admitted my *mistake*...singular...now off my nuts.

    Um...you are here talking about things you are not aware. Perhaps I should point you back to Gareth and Petra so that you may get a proper perspective of the situation. Talk poop? Dude...who started making random attacks claiming I made a false thread? Again, zip it if you are unaware of what happened behind the scenes...because as of right now I can assure you there is a lot you do not know...or are privvy to.
     
  28. Storm

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    I guess, all it would take is for somone to call a GM, and state that during the event, such and such was "lost", and for that GM to not check reality, but simply go by what is on Test Center at that moment (be it a house, an item, a pet), and *poof*, item is duped.

    I guess everyone mocking the OP have never heard about GMs doing anything crazy like deleting all caandelabra's in a faction stronghold, handing out short term bans for people following and fighting MoBs under bridges through holes left by "fixes", etc.

    I guess there aren't any scammers in UO either, who might try to take advantage of this situation. Good to know.

    Zelda - Thank you for the heads up. :)
     
  30. Lord Gareth

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    Can you run that past me one more time? Maybe I am confusing myself.
     
  31. Restroom Cowboy

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    no...:gun:
     
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    No...I dont think you are alone here...Im baffled.
     
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    Except it wont be the GM who will be replacing the items, it will be a Dev.

    Yeah everyone likes to think that the devs/gms aren't very smart, but seriously, no Dev is stupid enough to think someones house got switched and messed up during an event which only messed with mounts and boats.

    It's like creating a character, setting all skills they want to 120, and then complaining to the dev that this was their actual character and their skills got messed up during the event. No dev will believe that. Just like the whole house idea here.
     
  34. UOKaiser

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    You think ya are baffled. I was gonna post after I saw him say that. Then I realised I have no idea what he was talking about.
     
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    I has no clue! :)
     
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    You can add me to that boat...
     
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    Not a house maybe, but what about a vollum in a crystal? The sorcerers suit i carried in my beetles pack?

    Face it, scammers will try anything, and it only takes a small lapse to create bigger issues - Scam the GM to give you the item, quickly sell the item for millions, and even if they could track down the item, the scammer still has the gold, and someone is out their money.

    And not saying GMs, Devs, or anyone is stupid, but things happen. It hasn;t been that long that somone convinced many people (some of them apparently pretty smart) that he could achieve miraculous profits even in down markets tot he tune of $50,000,000,000. See, it happens. :).

    Point being, and this is what I beleive the entire point of Zelda's original posting was, be careful out there.
     
  38. G.v.P

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    I find it hard to believe you were there, although I did see many other people ;P so yes, I know I wasn't alone. What you went through? Frankly, whatever you said held little weight since tons of people, including myself, addressed Mesanna at the same time as we lored the pets and our jaws dropped. The important thing was Tigger's idea to make a Test Shard, an idea I carried and Mesanna used to solve the problem. And since you got several things wrong in your first post, like the numbers of pets, the blaze cu, and how you jumped the gun on the revert information -- mostly every detail that matters -- it's hard to imagine you asking for any kind of verification, and it's hard for anyone to really trust your behind the scenes knowledge.
     
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  40. longshanks

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    i respectfully agree, restroom. your first post was a bit inflammatory as well as inaccurate. What I think should be taken from this event was that after there was a problem with the event, UO moved quite quickly to remedy the situation. This despite a lousy showing by SOME in the chessy community that was chomping at the bit to get items which they didn't deserve.
     
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    What he means is that there is a player on Chessy that has a Tangle on his vendor. Which means he also had one on TC since they cloned Chessy. And apparently there are players on TC who would´ve been willing to pay him on Chessy for the Tangle on TC. So he could´ve sold the TC Tangle for gold/items on Chessy and still be able to sell the real one on Chessy. Instead they bought it on TC for TC gold so he missed out on getting stuff on Chessy for the TC Tangle.

    Hope that clears it up for you guys. :p

    If not, meh...
     
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    Oooo, ok! Now I understand. It wasn't mentioned that they were selling it on TC or whatnot. lol
     
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    Yes...I was there...third boat to take the plunge. The number of pets was wrong eh? I said 50 people were standing in line to get pets, and those in line were getting them. Did I say they all got them?

    The blaze cu? Shut up...I admitted to being wrong about that...it was later removed. (Ask Tazar about my PM to him) I left during the pet fiaso after the rougly 15 pets had been distributed (you do remember that both were doing pets right?) because I had seen enough. There were several people keeping me apprised of the situation including two in vent...and three in ICQ. One of them that was filling me in works for stratics.

    The revert? Those who were there taking account were keep me filled in. She had said there would be no revert...I passed that information onto the readers here.

    Again...I made one mistake in my post...one. You on the other hand made no posts at all...so what gives you the right to criticize me openly on the forums? I was apologetic for getting something wrong...and worked hard to fix it when I realize I had made A mistake. Yet here you are now acting ******** over something YOU know little about (my involvement).

    Well played sir...is there any thing else you would like me to set you straight on before you continue to make assumptions? Perhaps you can explain to us all why you did not express your disappointment in the events that occurred. It is easier to poke fun at a mistake I guess than to have the nuts to post at all.
     
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    If you have an issue with what I posted...perhaps all of you should understand that some uneeded censorship occurred here preventing me from changing anything that was actually presented. Had I said anything in another new thread, I would have been cited for it...and I could not alter any of the information posted BECAUSE the thread was locked. The only thing I regret was making that one little error...just one. Again, I reiterate for the last time...I tried to correct the error...but was UNABLE to contact any available staff to change the remark UNTIL much much later the following day.
     
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    I now own every house and items in those houses on Chessy. If you want your precious eye candy please remit 20 dollars to my paypal account :lol:
     
  46. UOKaiser

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    There were players on tc that were willing to give him real gold in chessy for a item in tc? Are they mentaly ill?
     
  47. OxAO

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    Related question:
    is there a schedule of when the different shards will be on test?

    Thanks
     
  48. G.v.P

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    No, I really think we should keep reminding everyone how you made that mistake as long as we're talking about it in this thread, because if you knew how to "man up" you probably wouldn't be so sensitive about the cu, and you probably wouldn't have felt threatened by my "******** post" which brought it up again. Which is funny, because you keep talking about how someone needed to hear the truth when you posted, yet when I remind people of the truth of your mistakes, you suddenly don't want to hear the truth, do you? I bet Issac is still laughing, haha.

    I guess that explains why you got everything wrong then; you weren't even there. Meanwhile, I was there until Mesanna left with a final plan which I helped deliver.

    While you quit in game, I stayed to help solve things. No post was required from me because while you were posting incorrect, third hand statements on Stratics, I was talking directly to Mesanna in the game, E-Mailing her screenshots to help other people, and brainstorming with the people there in order to find out a way to fix things up.

    Thank you, I do appreciate your white flag. Now then, can we resume being neutral UHall posters again?
     
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    People had believed me? Coulda sworn when I said the Dev accidentally made it so it breathed fireballs would have been a giveway
     
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    Man up? Mmk there pumpkin...I think you should take the time to discuss your differences with Lord Gareth OR Petra Fyde. It is obvious your intent is only to troll, if you actually knew my thoughts you wouldnt be so quick to judge.

    You were not the only one talking to her...I was right there with you.

    I now have asked you twice to discuss this matter with Petra or Lord Gareth directly...there has been no white flag...no surrender to your BS..I send you to THEIR direction because I feel no need to hash this ******** stuff out with you again. If you don't believe what I said...eat poop...it's that simple. Honestly I am tired of dealing with ignorant morons.

    Now have a coke and a smile...im done with you.
     
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