“Bouncing by with something a bit more on a serious note. Sit tight as this subject may not be a pleasant one for some, make others a lil nervous, and spark some controversy… but I CAN’T just let this slide. Too many paid for it last time….
Once upon a time, there was another game many of us started playing. Sadly, some VERY wrong doing went about and THOUSANDS of players were scammed into a massive fraud scandal. Many had their bank accounts wiped out, personal identity compromised, and so much more.
Make you a lil scared? Well you should be. Scammers are always out there, just waiting for some innocent or unknowing bystander to pray upon. So why am I bringing this up now? It happened in the past, so why does it matter? Well… it is back. This time it is geared towards players of THIS game. No I will not name names nor link the sites. I am well aware of who they are and what they did last time.
Offers of “specialized altered” games for a “small fee” may seem nice, especially when frustrated with the game, but that is when those meant to do harm strike hardest. When you are at your weakest. They see the profits they can make, and do not care who gets hurt in the process. I am here to tell you DO NOT DO IT!! DO NOT BE SCAMMED!! You are putting yourself at risk doing so. Not just risk of losing the game itself (because as we saw not too long ago “altered” games will NOT be tolerated) but you are also putting YOURSELF at risk. It is just not worth it. Not for anyone. Not to mention it is illegal to sell a game you do not own.
Every heard of viruses? Malicious attacks via computer hacks? Well, if you are putting something on your device created OUTSIDE of TinyCo… what else are you putting on with it? Who’s to say what else is within that coding NOT legal? How much personal information is on that device with the game? How much information did you just give to a stranger? Just not a wise idea.
This is the #1 reason we have our guidelines. I watched as fellow players were drawn into the scam lost so much more than a game. People’s lives destroyed in a blink of an eye and are STILL trying to get their Identity back to this day, 2 years later. Money saved up for years, gone in an instant. It was not a pleasant experience at all.
I am doing now what we did then as a community. Getting the word out and hoping it spreads FAST so others will not be drawn in again. Please share this and let others know too. Make them aware.
Short story long, play the game as intended. Anything else is just a risk not worth taking. As always, we are here watching out for you. In many ways you may not even see or know, but we are.”
Thanks again to Bunny for the warning. No one ever wants to get scammed when playing a game they love.