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What They Don’t Want You to Know About Scams by fiddelysquat

There is a 99.99% chance that you have absolutely NO IDEA who I am, and I don’t blame you, really. My username is fiddelysquat, and I’m setting about the task of making Neopia a better place. I plan to do this not by reporting every scammer and freezing every hacker, I plan to educate Neopets players. Please, don’t hit the back button just yet: I plant to teach you some lessons not only valuable on Neopets, but valuable in life outside of Neopia.

People are always writing articles that simply list the ways of being scammed, and telling you not to fall for them. I have yet to see an article that answers the single most important question a human being can ask. Why? Why is it impossible to generate neopoints? Why cant there be a program out there that multiplies items and such? Being the inquisitive young girl I am, I set about to find out for all of you.

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Stay Safe. Stay Alert. Stay Happy. by Sesshomaru0111

Hackers and scammers run freely around the web…
Hackers and scammers are everywhere! Think they don’t exist, think again! They are in fact, VERY real, and they do just what you think they do. Trick you, and steal your hard earned NP, and items. They are very smart, and very slick. And believe me, you DON’T want to be part of their terrible plans. Stay away from hackers, and scammers!

How can I be safe and alert?
Sometimes, hackers and scammers are pretty sneaky. And pretty tempting. But, how can you be up to date on the latest and greatest ways to be safe? Who can help you and give you excellent peace of mind? Well, I made this site for this exact reason. To help innocent Neopians, like yourself, from being hacked and scammed. (Also check out the Neopets wall of shame to stay aware of the current threats on Neopets!)

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Scammer: Real Conversation by Rosie

Scamming- here is a full conversation that usually goes on between scammers and their victims. I did this as a test to show you that scammers can do this in a number of ways. Do not believe this, it was a trick I played on a scammer, showing that I was interested in what he told me. I am *~*Rio*~*, and he is kenny9905. Please be careful, this is what happened.

An original message on the general chat board.
100000 FOR FREE IN ONE DAY 1000000 FOR FREE IN ONE DAY- created by kenny9905 at3/5/2002 06:55am

NEOMAIL ME KENNY9905 AND WE WILL TALK

What is this np thing you were talking about in the message board?

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A Guide to Not Get Cheated by BloodSucker1st

I know what it is like to be cheated. I know what it is like to loose my account to some person who made me tell my password, well here’s a few ways to stop it:

People Who Want Your Password:

Never ever give anyone your password, even if they offer you hundreds of thousands of neopoints, whether they give you the neopoints or not, once they find your password they log into your account and take items, neopoints and anything else, they then log back onto their proper account and sell the items and keep the neopoints… You will be left with nothing. (Remember do not keep your account because the more neopoints you earn and try to set your account back up the more they will take, if you really need your account change your password straight away.)

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Scamming: How to Find it and Stop It by Zann

So, we’ve all been to Neopets’ chat boards, right? Ever seen a title like this:

I KNOW THIS PAGE WHERE YOU CAN DOUBLE NP!!!!

That is a scam. All they want is your account. *shivers* Scary thought, eh? Well, it scares me too, so I’m going to list all the ways a scammer could “attack”, so to say..

1. Fake login pages. Ever seen a URL like http://www.neopetz.com/ or something? That takes you to a login page that looks like a Neopets login. DO NOT LOG IN. Its fake, meaning that your beloved username and password are going to some psycho scammer. *mutters* Oldest one in the book!