❤ January 27, 2012 – April 6, 2015 ❤

Prevent Getting Scammed


If you go to my SCAMMERS! page, you will see how many sad stories there are in the comments of people getting scammed. There is really nothing you can do once you get scammed, besides pleading with Fantage and asking your friends to do the same on your behalf (which usually doesn’t work unless you have a LOT of friends).

So instead of telling you what to do AFTER you get scammed, let’s talk about what to do BEFORE. In other words, how to prevent it from happening in the first place.

1. Don’t Double Trade

This is really the easiest way, PinkStarBritney has made an entire post about it, and funnily enough, nobody listens. I know that as a fact because every day, I see people on Facebook posting “Does ______ scam?”.

Whenever people see an item they want really badly, their common sense goes poof and is replaced with excessive trust. They do anything to get that item, including risking some of their own. Scammers know VERY well that this is how people react, so they take advantage.

Don’t be taken advantage of, use your brain.

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2. Don’t Go First

Ask the other person nicely to go first. If they refuse, don’t trade at all, and just walk away. They were most likely planning to scam you and have seen, to their disappointment, that you didn’t fall for their trick.

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3. Record Your Transaction

Take a video of everything that happens during your double trade using screencast-o-matic.com. Remember to record as much as possible: a chat box between you and the person, you offering your item, you accepting their offer, etc. If they scam you, upload the video to YouTube and send it as a report to Fantage as proof. They can’t ignore such hard evidence.

record 4. Google Their Username – NEW!

Whenever people get scammed, they usually post it on a blog, on Facebook, on YouTube, etc. This is perfect, because you just have to Google the person’s name to see if they are a known scammer!

If they show up, then that’s a HUGE sign to tell you to WALK AWAY, and to NOT trade with them.

If they don’t show up, don’t let your guard down, they could still be a scammer, so follow the tips 1-3 on this page.

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Hopefully, if we all follow these 4 simple tips, scamming will decrease. Do your friends a favor and tell them about this!

If you were scammed in the past but got your items back, help us out by commenting what steps you took! I’m sure a lot of people would appreciate it.

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Comments on: "Prevent Getting Scammed" (64)

  1. I was scammed through a fake admins page on facebook which made you believe they were going to get you your scammed items back, but they were just scamming. I contacted vantage through email and sent them a link to the page and they gave me back my beta Santa hat. My other friend was scammed as well and she emailed them proof and she got all of her items back. If you have solid proof they should listen to you and help

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  2. nathanpaiva051 said:

    I have an I will

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  3. The funny thing is, after you get scammed good things happen.
    Also I like your new avatar on fb.

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  4. ღღღנяƒღღღ said:

    I got scammed once. Just once~ The person gave me Green Cashu Dress…
    :/

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  5. lunaravenue said:

    I don’t understand what Double Trading means. Can anyone explain it to me?

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    • Let’s say Bob wants to trade with Steve, the scammer. Bob wants Steve’s ecoined PB hat, and Steve wants Bob’s starred stained glass tee.
      Steve tells Bob to post his tee, and he will post his PB hat. Supposedly, Bob will offer a random coined item to Steve, and Steve offers a random starred item to Bob. Both people will get their items IF they follow this plan.
      Steve offers his random item first, and Bob accepts, then offers his random item for Steve’s PB hat. He tells Steve to accept his offer.
      Evil Steve smirks, and runs away with Bob’s tee, without giving him the PB hat. :C

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  6. glitter162 said:

    A person tried to scam me out of my limited Movie Star board. I double traded and they offered these boring plain blue shoes. :/
    Luckily, another person offered a Rare Haunted House Animated board 😀

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  7. Well told, moomoo. XD

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  8. 3.5) If a deal is too good to be true (Cashu outfit for… Prom hair?) it IS too good to be true.

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  9. Anonymous said:

    I don’t get why you have to go second…

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    • If you went first (meaning, you offer first) they can run away with your item. If you go second, you get your item first, there is no way they can scam you once you have gotten your item.

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  10. PurpleDove said:

    Wait, but when you trade stuff, don’t you see the item that the other player is trading? If you just look at that and if it’s not what they said they would trade, problem solved. Just look at what they put down. Please tell me if you can’t see it.

    ~PurpleDove

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    • You can’t offer starred items for coined items. So instead, they offer a random starred item for the starred item, and same thing for the ecoined one. Getting scammed is when one person doesn’t offer.

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  11. Ugh…. I got scammed on my (flowing brown lock) and i felt soo bad, but thanks god i got it back… I tradede gum for the hair and i got it back!! 😄👍

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  12. ★I.Believe.In.You★ said:

    My friends account got hacked but the I gave the hacker my password because she said trade but she gave me a cheap newbe account. The hacker took my elf hat and bunny nose also blonde braids. Lucky the real owner of the acc, gave back my items all though the scammer took my blonde braids and she just made a huge mistake I have her password too. -.-

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  13. ★I.Believe.In.You★ said:

    I emailed Fantage with full proof of a picture/recording and link of who scammed my Frisky. Usually when people do this they get their items back I hope I get it tho. -.- The scammer sold it! For like 4,000 stars. I miss my frisky 😥 I just got PBH I need some hairs lol.

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  14. ashley0711 said:

    My friend got her items back by contacting fantage in the support side
    she told them the whole story and they returned her items
    even though that scammer might still have it!

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  15. KrazyCakes said:

    Reblogged this on fantagerandomupdates.

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  16. i got scjm 5 times
    1- bb blondie
    2-red chalk
    3- rubix brd
    4- polar bear hat
    5-standie tee-shirt

    i wish u can do something i hope fantage u will return it they r all coined 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

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  17. My personal experience of double trading has been pretty good, actually ^u^ . I’ve doubled 4 times , I think, an I havnt been scammed out of any of my items. I still don’t reccomend doubling, I only do it if the item that may get scammed has no significance to me (
    ie a starred member item which I can’t wear) ❤ …

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  18. there was something that pissed me off: my friend got the red chalk board for the bouquet board ( awesome trade!!) but a person forced her to give it to him cause he said he would report her if she didnt. (that is just mean) so she said yes and he took it and STILL reported her. i tracked him down, though. 😀

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  19. I need help how do u do those bubbles a the top im trying to tdo that for my website like the dropdowns and stuff plzzzzzzzzzzzz hel[p me

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  20. I have a question. Lets just say there are two people. Their names are Bob and John. NEITHER one of them are scammers. Bob has some hair that John likes. John has a shirt that Bob likes. They both got scammed before. So one day they met and they decided to trade. Bob asked John to go first to check if he was a scammer or not. John denied. John told Bob to go first. Bob denied. So they think that the other is a scammer. So I don’t think that #2 should be considered a helpful tip to use.

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  21. I just noticed that if everyone listened to the “Dont Go First” thing, then nobody will be willing to go first in double trading.

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  22. my flowing brwn lcoks got scjmed the girl anmed char 0230 scjmed it 😦 i saw her yesterday I Shouted THt char is a scajmer no wun believed me nor they listen me AND she was standing there like she didnot done anything i said ur a scajmer she said u must be crazy! and she didnot even run! i see her everyday and she is always wearing my hair which makes me fill bad 😦

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  23. my flowing brwn lcoks got scjmed the girl named char 0230 scjmed it 😦 i saw her yesterday I Shouted THt char is a scajmer no wun believed me nor they listen me AND she was standing there like she didnot done anything i said ur a scajmer she said u must be crazy! and she didnot even run! i see her everyday and she is always wearing my hair which makes me fill bad 😦

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  24. u know something a girl named sushipandas wanted my painted rose so we double traded and then she said i scammed her and logged off but i accepted the offer

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  25. 777coolme said:

    i love this blog so much (i even use it on my kindle fire.) and so I had cc and frisky so pinkrose asked “is your frisky ft?” i said “dependzz” she showed me really good offers pbh,cloe,flowing brown locks and blonde bb so i told her pbh and blonde bb i told her it was stared and frisky was koin so i had to double trade i went first i put up my frisky and she gave me a random koin item i accepted she put hers up and i gave her a random star item she deny and then she took it off trade list ran away deleted me and told me thank you for free frisky! I commented on fantage blog and they said they would do something about it i only trade now with people i can trust and people my friends reccomend. Hope that helped!
    🙂

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    • Aww ): If you got a picture or video you can send that to fantage and they might send you your stuff back!

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    • oh,lol.i always wanted to make the persun who is double trading with me is at my house, soooo if the sham,i can choke their neck.okie not really CHOKING but still if they r rite next to me, i can make them return it.but THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!xC

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  26. 777coolme said:

    on a really unrelated topic I LOVE FANTAGEVILLE! :):):)

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  27. yasmina2011 scammed me

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  28. moomoo please do a post about fantastic175 being a scammer. she scammed my wintergreen and I want to prevent others being scammed. you could also add this video I found on youtube about her being a scammer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weSqCn61pow . please make a post about it. thanks, synja234

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    • Yeah, she tried to scam me last week, it’s on my Cookie Event post.

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    • Try sending an email to fantage about it, i know a lot of people who got scammed and they got there items back, but you need to send the proof so also send the video! Hope you get Wintergreen back! 🙂

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    • i no fantastic175 is a skammer too.if we all report that to fantage,will they banned her forever?? the first time i saw her,she said MY snow patrol and magic mist brd for HER bb hair blonde. i didnt trade with her because i am filmiliar to her usrname,i think i heard someone say fantastic175 is a skammer before.

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  29. dazzlingviolet said:

    Why do scammers scam? Nobody did anything to them. I don’t think its fair

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  30. Coca-Cola is Awesome! said:

    You may think I’m stupid or something, but can someone explain to me the whole concept of being scammed?

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    • I guess it’s too late now, since there will (thankfully) be no more scamming. There are several explanations on the scammers page, you can check that out. We might be removing it soon though.

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  31. No One trust Bgstar1 He is a scammer and a Hacker he hacked into my account and stole 4 of my vintage items I’m still waiting for fantage to do something about it.

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  32. sydneymont said:

    dont trade with aria_montgomery3 she hacked me and then she had the neeves to say she didnt that little stuck up lier and then she has no clue that i got frisky glws bunny slippers and chalk sooo ha if u see her turn her butt down

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    • Anonymous said:

      I never scammed anyone in my life? I don’t believe in trading at all and I’m totally against it. There is no point. Buy the gold and pay for it or don’t get the item. Simple as that. Sorry, but you’ve got the wrong girl.

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  33. Lol so when I was trading with someone for something I offered two items and she accepted and she checked her inventory and nothin was there and she was you scammed me! I was like no I didn’t refresh your page dude LOL

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  34. Hi moomoo. I’ve seen your blog before and I think its really cool I just followed you today because I got a new email. I have been scamed before but I got my items back. Here’s how. I went to a new tab and typed the fantagians username then I copied it and went to vantage contact us page I clikced technical support then pasted the scammers username. Next I entered my email and next I typed the following message you can use the same one to: Dear fantage, I changed my email to(your email) and I wanted to tell you so you can change my registration email to my new email. Thank you for your support.
    Sincerely,
    (The scammers username)
    When I did this they responded back saying the email was updated to my email. Then I went to log in I typed the scammers username and clikced forgot my password. Then I typed my email and reseted the password. I logged into the scammers account andput the item I lost up for sale then went back to the other tab and bought it back
    PS I sold it for 3 stars.
    Thank you I hope this helps every one

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