YoVille is a lot like the real world. Scammers run rampant, and sadly, others get taken by them. The good news is, there are still good players left in YoVille. Spotting a scam and or scammer can be tricky at first, but if you keep yourself informed, you will be better off in the long run!
Here are a few things to consider when buying/selling/trading in the YoWorld that will help you avoid being scammed.
Keep yourself in the know
Keeping up with the latest YoVille News will help you stay informed about scams and possible issues in general. Frequenting the game, forums, and reading articles are excellent ways to start getting the information you need to know. Scams are often brought to attention in the forums, on facebook, or even in game passed on from friends. Asking questions and doing your own research will help you get the info you need and help you to avoid being scammed.
If it seems too good to be true, it probably is
Anything that seems like an amazing deal or to good to be true is trouble in YoVille. Occasionally you may get an awesome deal, but more often than not, a sweet deal has scam potential. Doubling your coins, links for free YoCash, and even some G4G (gift for gift) are definitely scams. When in doubt, always ask to see the item you are trading for.
Be aware of the common scams
- Doubling Coins- This is impossible. You cannot double your coins in the game. Even if the scammer “shows” you he doubled your coins, he is only adding his own coins to the total in hopes you agree to double more money.
- Links for Free YoCash- This is a scam and a way to get your facebook information. Nothing in life is free!
- Copy and Paste Your Link To Buy YoCash Because It Doesn’t Work For Them- Scam. Another way to get your facebook information. Tell them to contact support to get their link fixed.
- Best Gift Gets X- Scam. The owner just wants gifts and will never end up giving away said prize
- Bait And Switch- This is where two items look similar. It was done with the blue beach glasses and retros. Always make sure you hover over the item and it is the correct name.
If you keep yourself informed and are proactive in knowing items’ costs and names, you should be able to avoid the scammers out there in our YoWorld!
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