I came across a player called 4lyfe, a Lv.3 family who may have an alternate family called gunzforlife in Orpesia server. I think he is possibly a scammer, as he tried his scamming trick on me a couple of days ago.
Here is how it works:
- Scammer places an item (e.g. +6 Lv.28 dagger) with the market manager at a very high price, using the anonymous seller option.
- Scammer pretends to be noob, not knowing how to use the market (or just can't see the item), then asks the potential victim to buy such an item for him.
- If the victim buys the item for re-sale to the scammer, the scammer pretends to AFK or logs out completely, leaving the victim with a useless over-priced item.
Beware, pioneers of Orpesia! It is sad to see scamming occurs everywhere in every server.
What can you do if you encounter him or one of his incarnates?
- Ignore him. "That's your own problem" is an attitude that works~! ^^
- Toy with him. Raise his hopes of a successful scam, then disappoint him.
- Undercut his market price. For example, if he is selling a +6 dagger for 500k vis, sell one for 50k vis.