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MovieStarPlanet is mostly a safe place, but no different than everywhere else, some people don't want to play nice.<br />
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You may come across moviestars that we call "scammers" (some also refer to them as "hackers"), these moviestars use a variety of sneaky techniques to either steal your items, star-coins, your account information, steal your account to get it banned.
   
==Compromisers==
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Should you feel someone is trying to scam you, ignore their chat messages or tell them you are not interested. If they continue, report and block them and all future accounts they try to contact you with.<br />
MovieStarPlanet is known for having intruders all over. Although MSP lets users know not to share any of their personal information, security problems still occur. 
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Reporting scammers can result in them being locked out for a time or receive a warning. After that, they should no longer be much of a problem.
   
Many users call them "Hackers"; to clarify things, here are some true and false statements.
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==Scamming Tactics==
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The following lists will explain some of the tactics used by scammers. Please be careful and do your best to avoid them at all costs.
   
==<span style="font-size:20px;">True: </span><u><span style="font-size:15px;">"Hackers" can attempt to convince users into giving up their password. </span></u>==
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===<u>Account Stealing Tactics</u>===
<u><span style="font-size:15px;">Ex:</span></u><span style="font-size:15px;"> The "Hacker" known as "The Dolly" has no legal power against regular users. So in order to make users believe she does, she dresses somewhat creepily. The only thing she is able to do, is convince users into sharing their passwords with her. Otherwise, adding her, and/or talking to her, will not cause any harm to your account, or computer.</span>
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Sometimes, scammers will go as far as to try and take your account. They do this by pretending to be a MSP staff member and asking you to set or change the e-mail linked to your account to something else. They might also try to get you to change your password to one they give you. ''Do not believe someone when they claim to be a staff member! ''Real Moviestarplanet staff will have a "MODERATOR" badge on their profile when you click on them.
==False: "<u><span style="font-size:15px;">Hackers can get into your account, and and compromise your whole computer system"</span></u>==
 
'''(Once again, please keep in mind that none of the things said below are true.)'''
 
   
<u>Ex:</u> Some cases are very serious, because not only do hackers hack into your account but also your computer. If they can hack into your computer then they can find out about your life by looking through your files and logging into other accounts that you have left open. Hackers on MSP are on every server, but some servers have more hackers than others, specific severs are those servers with many users like the US server.
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==Dealing With "Hackers"==
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===<u>Items/Starcoin Stealing Tactics</u>===
As explained above, Hackers/Compromisers/Intruders basically have no greater power than any other regular user of MSP. But just because they can't illegally hack into your account, doesn't mean that you can't be 100% safe. Hackers ''can ''however become a nuecence to fellow users by spamming MSP with reports that somebody did something they didn't really do, that could get them into trouble. So to stay clear from running into this type of issue, simply go through our list or known "hackers", and block them on MSP.
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Scams for stealing starcoins and items are much more common than account stealers. Typically, the item scammers will offer to trade wishlist gifts or to watch your movies if you give them a wishlist gift. However, they will always want you to be the one who gives them the gift first. ''Do not do this unless you personally know who you are talking to! ''It is most likely that whoever is trying to bargain with you is going to end up scamming you then blocking you after you give them your side of the deal but before they can fulfill theirs.
   
<u style="font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-size:12px;text-align:center;">'''(YOU DO NOT HAVE TO REPORT THEM. YOU COULD GET INTO TROUBLE FOR FALSE REPORTS!)'''</u>
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There isn't much one can do when a player does this to because MSP doesn't have a solid,clear rule against it.
   
Listed below are examples of what a scammer might say, and how to avoid them:
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=== <u>Scam Sites</u> ===
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The scam sites for MovieStarPlanet are those that "promise" to give the users free starcoins, diamonds, and vip. Generators scam sites are very common and ask users to download an unknown software onto their computers for said items.
   
=="I lost all my items!"==
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'''Don't not ever download any software from these sites.'''
Some users pretend to have "lost" their fame or items and will ask others to help them by giving them an autograph or giving them a gift. Don't fall for this! Usually, this isn't true and the people asking you for "help" really just want to scam you. It's impossible to lose fame unless their is a system error. So if somebody claims to have lost their fame or items, or if they say they have been hacked at a high level and they ask for an autograph, wishlist item, or anything else: '''<u>they are usually lying.</u>'''
 
   
=="If you give me a Wishy/Greet, I will give you one!"==
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These downloads carry viruses used to steal any personal data (passwords, emails, bank info., etc.) from you or damage the computer's hard drive. Most of the time, if you have a decent virus protection software activated, it will block the download or isolate it for you to review.
Don't trust people who say this. Usually, they're lying and will not give you an auto, greet or wishlist item. If you give them one they will most likely NOT give you what they promised.
 
   
But if you feel that people are telling the truth (Ex: They've done so in the past,) talk about it with a close friend. Basically get opinions before you make a decision like that. MSP users are getting older along with the website itself, so it's pretty much up to you to decide.
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There are also websites that just plain ask for usernames and passwords. To be extra sneaky, they will tell players to change or set emails to their "company" email to receive vip or items.
   
<p style="text-align:center;">''And that about wraps it up! Once again be wise, and be smart about what you share on the internet. Any site can be a battlefield!''</p>
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Like MSP stresses as the time, never '''ever''' give someone your password unless it's a parent.
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Also, 99.99% of the time, websites like these are run by other users.
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==Hackers/Hacking Groups==
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Many users mix up "hacking" with "scamming" which has caused many users to feel unsafe and feel their accounts could be stolen at anytime.
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Certain users have taken advantage of these fears and have created fake people and groups to scare and fool the community.
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Some of these users even go as far as to scam others for their account while taunting them with a fake "hacker" account. In addition to this many users have pretended to be hacked by these people or groups in order to gain attention or sympathy. You can find most of these "hacked" victims on youtube.
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Know this, hackers do not exists on youtube. Players just easily fall victim to scammers.
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So be safe and always keep your account information to yourself.

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MovieStarPlanet is mostly a safe place, but no different than everywhere else, some people don't want to play nice.
You may come across moviestars that we call "scammers" (some also refer to them as "hackers"), these moviestars use a variety of sneaky techniques to either steal your items, star-coins, your account information, steal your account to get it banned.

Should you feel someone is trying to scam you, ignore their chat messages or tell them you are not interested. If they continue, report and block them and all future accounts they try to contact you with.
Reporting scammers can result in them being locked out for a time or receive a warning. After that, they should no longer be much of a problem.

Scamming Tactics

The following lists will explain some of the tactics used by scammers. Please be careful and do your best to avoid them at all costs.

Account Stealing Tactics

Sometimes, scammers will go as far as to try and take your account. They do this by pretending to be a MSP staff member and asking you to set or change the e-mail linked to your account to something else. They might also try to get you to change your password to one they give you. Do not believe someone when they claim to be a staff member! Real Moviestarplanet staff will have a "MODERATOR" badge on their profile when you click on them.

If someone tries to tell you to change your password or email, report then block them.

Items/Starcoin Stealing Tactics

Scams for stealing starcoins and items are much more common than account stealers. Typically, the item scammers will offer to trade wishlist gifts or to watch your movies if you give them a wishlist gift. However, they will always want you to be the one who gives them the gift first. Do not do this unless you personally know who you are talking to! It is most likely that whoever is trying to bargain with you is going to end up scamming you then blocking you after you give them your side of the deal but before they can fulfill theirs.

There isn't much one can do when a player does this to because MSP doesn't have a solid,clear rule against it.

Scam Sites

The scam sites for MovieStarPlanet are those that "promise" to give the users free starcoins, diamonds, and vip. Generators scam sites are very common and ask users to download an unknown software onto their computers for said items.

Don't not ever download any software from these sites.

These downloads carry viruses used to steal any personal data (passwords, emails, bank info., etc.) from you or damage the computer's hard drive. Most of the time, if you have a decent virus protection software activated, it will block the download or isolate it for you to review.

There are also websites that just plain ask for usernames and passwords. To be extra sneaky, they will tell players to change or set emails to their "company" email to receive vip or items.

Like MSP stresses as the time, never ever give someone your password unless it's a parent.

Also, 99.99% of the time, websites like these are run by other users.

So remember: If it sounds too good to be true, it is.

Hackers/Hacking Groups

Many users mix up "hacking" with "scamming" which has caused many users to feel unsafe and feel their accounts could be stolen at anytime.

Certain users have taken advantage of these fears and have created fake people and groups to scare and fool the community.

Some of these users even go as far as to scam others for their account while taunting them with a fake "hacker" account. In addition to this many users have pretended to be hacked by these people or groups in order to gain attention or sympathy. You can find most of these "hacked" victims on youtube.

Know this, hackers do not exists on youtube. Players just easily fall victim to scammers.

So be safe and always keep your account information to yourself.

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