SCAMS - WHAT TO DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF - Lusternia Online Help

15.4 SCAMS - WHAT TO DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF

Somebody out there wants to steal your adventurer.
Failing in that, he wants to scam you to take your money, or credits.

Read below for information on keeping your adventurer safe, and then
on avoiding scams.


Things you can do to keep your adventurer safe
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- No Admin or immortal of Lusternia will ever ask you for your password.
  We don't need it. We don't want it. It wouldn't do us any good anyway.

- Never tell your password to anyone. Ever. Even if asked by us.

- Make sure whoever you talk to is legitimate, using HELP <name>,
  HELP GODS, HELP ADMINS, or even HONOURS <name>

- Many immortals have help files. Try HELP ESTARRA, for example,
  or HELP <name> for others.

- Try HELP GODS. The people on that list are proper immortals of Lusternia.

- Proper admins are Oneiroi, Norns and Erinyes. HELP ADMINS.

- Any other immortal will be obvious in HONOURS <name>.

Be careful! If someone claims to be a god, immortal, admin, or staff of
Lusternia, check it out first. One impersonator created a new adventurer
named Esterra to try to fool other players into giving away money or
credits or passwords. Another created Soir. It happens all the
time.

Don't give us your password.

Don't hand over your credits either. When you are buying artifacts,
we'll handle it in a very safe and proper way, at the artifact shops
or via direct emails to artifacts@lusternia.com.


Things you can do to keep your credits, gold, and possessions safe
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- Check every single detail in a credit transfer offer.
  Now check them again. Then again. 
  
  (Hammer, the Scammer) offers to sell you 1 credits for 35000 gold.
  Type AGREE if you wish to accept this offer.

  Once you AGREE, it is all over. We will not intervene to help you.
  Your gold is gone. Too late.

  That's only one kind of scam. Be careful out there.

- Make absolutely certain when you loan something out that you will
  be getting it back. Because if the person doesn't return it, it
  IS NOT THEFT. It's bad. It's not nice. It's a scam maybe. But it's
  not theft.