So, lately I've seen a few users being scammed. Now, this is going to be a quick guide going through a few popular scams on here and ways to prevent them - do NOT attempt these scams. Even attempting to scam a user can, and will, lead the staff team to terminate your account (account ban).
1. Items with Similar Sprites
There are a lot of items in the game that have similar sprites, but greatly vary in cash. Even if they are the same prices, they'll be items that you do not want and therefore having you to spend MORE money on getting the correct item. Some items that can be mistaken:
A lot of these items are mistaken either noted or un-noted. So, BEFORE accepting the trade completely review what you are buying.
2. Assistance in Smithing/Crafting/Fletching
This is a huge trust thing, and for the sake of everything I would say to screenshot everything and/or video it for any visual proof in a later report. A lot of players on here gain an items such as an "Uncut Onyx", "Draconic Visage", or even "Dragonstones". If you find someone to be trusting enough to do it for you (especially anyone ranked Trusted+) then do so. However, this does not excuse you from trying to gain visual proof. In the past we've had "said-Trusted" members scamming users.
Please, be well aware of this, and do all you can to keep your items safe.
3. Duel Arena
A few ways to work about this is simply check over all the settings, and be sure they are correctly done put. If not, change them before accepting the match - also make sure they put up their stake correctly as well. Also, before the match you can ask any users that are ranked Trusted or higher to check their inventory for any potential alternate weapons to overpower your Abyssal Whip - especially since the Duel Arena challenge frame doesn't show inventory space (otherwise you could have just told them to show inventory).
Guide Written By Eriax!