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In MovieStarPlanet, the term "'''scammers'''"(or "hackers" to some) represents a user who uses a variety of sneaky techniques to steal a player's items, starcoins, and/or in some cases, their account.
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In MovieStarPlanet, the term "'''scammers'''"(or "hackers" to some) represents a user who uses a variety of sneaky techniques to steal a player's items, StarCoins and in some cases, their account.
   
 
Should a player feel like they are being targeted by one of these users, they should block said user and report them if they've been very clear about their intentions.
 
Should a player feel like they are being targeted by one of these users, they should block said user and report them if they've been very clear about their intentions.
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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.
 
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.
   
===<u>Account Stealing Tactics</u>===
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==='''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. Hackers / Scammers may also msg players telling them there giving away free vip and they need your password to log onto your account and activate the vip, in most cases the hacker / scammer will send items to themselves or change the password to the account locking the original owner out.
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Sometimes, scammers will go as far as to try and take your account. They do this by pretending to be an 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. Hackers/scammers may also message players telling them that they are giving away free VIP and they need your password to log onto your account and activate the VIP, in most cases the hacker/scammer will send items to themselves or change the password to the account, therefore locking the original owner out.
   
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===<u>Items/Starcoin Stealing Tactics</u>===
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==='''Items/StarCoins 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.
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Scams for stealing StarCoins and items are much more common than scams for stealing accounts. 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 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.
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There isn't much one can do when a player does this because MSP doesn't have a solid, clear rule against it.
   
=== <u>Scam Sites</u> ===
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=== '''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.
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The scam sites for MovieStarPlanet are those that "promise" to give the users free StarCoins, Diamonds, and VIP. Generator 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.'''
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'''Do 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.
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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.
   
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.
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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.
   
Like MSP stresses as the time, never '''ever''' give someone your password unless it's a parent.
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Like MSP stresses all the time, never '''ever''' give someone your password unless it is a parent or carer.
   
Also, 99.99% of the time, websites like these are run by other users.
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Also, a lot of the time, websites like these are run by other users attempting to steal other accounts.
   
So remember: '''If it sounds too good to be true, it is.'''
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So remember: '''If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.'''
 
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==Hackers/Hacking Groups==
 
==Hackers/Hacking Groups==
Often times, players mistake "hacking" with "scamming" which has caused many of them to feel unsafe and like their account could be easily taken at anytime. Certain scammers have taken advantage of these fears and have created fake people and/or groups to scare the community. Some of these scammers even go as far as to scam the player from another account while taunting them with a "hacker" account. In addition to this, many players have pretended to be hacked by these people or groups in order to gain attention or sympathy, thus making them seem more legit.
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Often times, players mistake "hacking" with "scamming" which has caused many of them to feel unsafe and that their account could be easily taken at anytime. Certain scammers have taken advantage of these fears and have created fake people and/or groups to scare the community. Some of these scammers even go as far as to scam the player from another account while taunting them with a "hacker" account. In addition to this, many players have pretended to be hacked by these people or groups in order to gain attention or sympathy, thus making them seem more legit.

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In MovieStarPlanet, the term "scammers"(or "hackers" to some) represents a user who uses a variety of sneaky techniques to steal a player's items, StarCoins and in some cases, their account.

Should a player feel like they are being targeted by one of these users, they should block said user and report them if they've been very clear about their intentions.

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 an 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. Hackers/scammers may also message players telling them that they are giving away free VIP and they need your password to log onto your account and activate the VIP, in most cases the hacker/scammer will send items to themselves or change the password to the account, therefore locking the original owner out.

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

Items/StarCoins Stealing Tactics

Scams for stealing StarCoins and items are much more common than scams for stealing accounts. 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 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 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. Generator scam sites are very common and ask users to download an unknown software onto their computers for said items.

Do 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 all the time, never ever give someone your password unless it is a parent or carer.

Also, a lot of the time, websites like these are run by other users attempting to steal other accounts.

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

Hackers/Hacking Groups

Often times, players mistake "hacking" with "scamming" which has caused many of them to feel unsafe and that their account could be easily taken at anytime. Certain scammers have taken advantage of these fears and have created fake people and/or groups to scare the community. Some of these scammers even go as far as to scam the player from another account while taunting them with a "hacker" account. In addition to this, many players have pretended to be hacked by these people or groups in order to gain attention or sympathy, thus making them seem more legit.

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