Splinterlands Scammers: A True Personal Account of an Attempted Scam
I have been having some issues with Splinterlands lately, one such problem was transferring DEC from the game into hive.engine.
A decent wodge of it is stuck somewhere, and it will be dealt with accordingly. This post is not a moan about Splinterlands, but what happened when I inquired about my ticket not being resolved in the Discord/Support public channel.
EDIT: I now have my DEC back, thanks @yabapmatt for personally fixing this for me!
Less than ten minutes had passed and a user named '@techteam' popped up on discord offering to help me with my 'problem'. I knew from the start it was a lousy scammer but decided to bait him anyway. This is how it went.
I do love the fact that the English language is quirky as fuck and troublesome for non-natives to grasp.
‘Kindly redirect what message here’
Bad grammar was not doing him any favours. I decided to act dumb for a while and see just how patient and determined '@techteam' was.
The conversation was flowing and then stalled as I decided to take a shower causing a delay.
One-legged bloggers of course take much longer to bathe. It didn't phase scammer boy in the least. I was going to say one-armed and one-legged, that I jumped everywhere I went and he probably would have bought it.
‘not on the right derivative path’. Are you trying to daze me with your technical jargon?
Acting awed, dazed, bewildered and confused the conversation continued with me intrigued about which dodgy web site I would need to go to. Here it comes...
DON'T launch this scammer website!
I googled this and found there was another similar website, but with a slightly different name.
I won’t even click this one, never mind the .live suffixed version.
It was then I decided to see how far this twat would go. I needed to get excited.... very excited.
In fact, so excited... that I needed to share an eighties video about excitement.
The thrill of getting my DEC back overwhelmed me, and that pulsating feeling begin in my loins.
Oh shit…, oh shit. I had to clean up.. a terrible accident had occurred... meanwhile scammer man was still patiently buying it all.
After over an hour I decided to wind it all up. That was it, no response!
After writing this post, I sent a final message to scammer boy. He’s blocked me and didn’t attempt to defend his dodgy website.
This says it all. The Splinterlands support team will NEVER contact you directly.
This is another thread I picked up from discord, with another fake user masquerading as Splinterlands support and another scammy website.
While I am far to wily to be conned in this way, they must be having some success or this would not be happening.
Ignore ALL suspect DM's in discord and block them immediately. Don't respond or reply unless you know the person and don't click these scam websites. They are there to steal your money and once they have your keys, they will take everything from your account.
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