Scamming is the act of stealing money, items or runescape accounts from another player through deception or trickery. It is strictly against the Rules of RuneScape and can be punishable by a mute or ban. Scamming is as old as RuneScape itself, and the wide range of scams range from simple and obvious to clever and complex. Most scams involve tricking a victim in one way or another and then sell RS account and items for money, although occasionally scammers will exploit flaws in the trade system, or even glitches in the game, to steal players' items. How to avoid items being scammed in runescape? Here are tips:
1. Don't let people walk away with your stuff. If you are trading something, be sure to get what you want before you accept the trade.
2. Sometimes, when you are buying / selling something valuble (whips, rares, barrows, etc.) someone will say to meet you at edgeville or around the lumberyard. Then when you are trading them, you will be in the wild, and his friend (or him) will do some spell to freeze you and possibly tele-block you. Eventually, you will die and lose whatever you were selling. NEVER cross the ditch!
3. Do not believe everything you're told - it's not always true.
4. Double-check in the second trade screen. Many people remove their items just before accepting.
5. Trade everything at the same time, some people just log out or run away before the trade is completed if you split the trade.
6. Watch out of people that are cutting gems for free, smithing for free etc. When someone is cutting a gem for free, the best way is to ask him to give you a cutted for your uncutted.
7. If the trade is too good to be true, it normally is.
8. Do not buy runescape account at low level with nice items.People are often making new account to scam - if they get banned, they won't loose anything. Buying full rune, rare items etc from very low leveled people is risky.