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MovieStarPlanet is generally a really awesome place, but there are some users you have to watch out for. Here is a quick and clear explanation of everything tricky on MSP.
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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 and/or starcoins or get your account information and steal your account or get it banned.
   
==Compromisers==
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Should you feel someone is trying to scam you, ignore their chat messages or tell them goodbye. If they continue, 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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You should not report them unless they have ''clearly'' done something that is againsts MSPs rules, your assumptions are not always enough.
   
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.<br />
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===List of Account Stealing Tactics===
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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. If someone tries to tell you to change your password or email, block and report them.
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==<span style="font-size:20px;">True: </span><u><span style="font-size:15px;">"Hackers" can attempt to convince users into giving them their password. </span></u>==
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===List of Items/Starcoin Stealing Tactics===
<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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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, blocking you after you give them your side of the deal but before they can fulfill theirs.
==False: "<u><span style="font-size:15px;">Hackers can get into your account, and and compromise your whole computer system"</span></u>==
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'''(Once again, please keep in mind that none of the things said below are true.)'''
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<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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==Hackers and Hacking Groups==
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Many users mistake "hacking" with scamming which has caused many users to feel unsafe and like their account could be easily taken at anytime. Certain users have taken advantage of these fears and have created fake people and groups to scare the community. Some of these users even go as far as to scam them from another account while taunting them with the "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.
==Dealing With "Hackers"==
 
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.
 
 
<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>
 
 
Listed below are examples of what a scammer might say, and how to avoid them:
 
 
=="I lost all my items!"==
 
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!"==
 
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.
 
 
<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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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 and/or starcoins or get your account information and steal your account or get it banned.

Should you feel someone is trying to scam you, ignore their chat messages or tell them goodbye. If they continue, block them and all future accounts they try to contact you with.
You should not report them unless they have clearly done something that is againsts MSPs rules, your assumptions are not always enough.

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.

List of 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, block and report them.

List of 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, blocking you after you give them your side of the deal but before they can fulfill theirs.

Hackers and Hacking Groups

Many users mistake "hacking" with scamming which has caused many users to feel unsafe and like their account could be easily taken at anytime. Certain users have taken advantage of these fears and have created fake people and groups to scare the community. Some of these users even go as far as to scam them from another account while taunting them with the "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.

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