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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:54 am    Post subject: Hoaxes and Spam Reply with quote

These are examples of hoaxes and/or spam. Please report the message or chat log using the appropriate channels.

Pretending to be staff will get you banned from the site.

We will be adding to this thread as new ones crop up.


Real or Fake? How to Tell if a Staffer or Forum Mod is Real
Part 1: Avatar Cards and Other Images
Part 2: Messages, Chat Sessions, and Pulse

Spam and Spambots
Libelous Comments/Defamation of Character
Scammers (not impersonating staff)
Other
Staff and Moderators on Non-IMVU Sites


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Real or Fake? How to Tell if a Staffer or Forum Mod is Real
Part 1: Avatar Cards and Other Images

From the TOS:
Quote:
...when posting Submissions to or otherwise using this Site, you agree not to, without limitation:

-Impersonate or represent IMVU, our staff or other industry professionals.
-Solicit a user's password or other account information.
-Harvest user names, avatar names, addresses, homepage URL's or email addresses for any purpose other than your personal use in your interactions on this Site.

IMVU reserves the right to (a) terminate your access to your account, your ability to post to this Site and (b) refuse, delete or remove any Submissions...for any action that IMVU determines is inappropriate or disruptive to this Site...


No Forum Mod or Staff member will ever ask for your password. Not on your homepage, not in your forum Inbox, not in chat. Staff will not even ask in a help ticket. Someone asking for it to 'verify' you are the owner is silly--if you are the owner of the account you know it, and if you stole the account you know it--that's how you stole it! Report such users immediately.

It should be noted that Forum Moderators are volunteers and not paid employees of IMVU, and real Staffers will not introduce themselves as a 'staff member and forum moderator'.

There are a few Staffers with Forum Moderator badges. These are usually Staff members that IMVU Mods report to. To see what a Forum Moderator or Staff badge looks like see images below.

Special Note on fake Staff or Moderator badges:
To see if a Staff or Moderator badge is real, click their avatar image to see the Avatar Card. If the badge does not show up there, but you see it on the homepage, it is fake. Also, fake badges will not show up next to the avatar image if they visit another user's page. See below for examples of how to determine if a user is IMVU Staff or a Forum Moderator or not.


If a user, Staff included, has badges turned off, clicking on their avatar image from their Homepage will enable you to chat with them. If the badges are turned on, you will get the Avatar Card instead. So if there are badges next to the Avatar image, and you click and get the chat popup instead of the Avatar Card, you will know the badges are fake.


This is an example Homepage message from a real Staff member:




This is an example of what the Avatar image will look like on a forum post for a real Staff member:




This is an example of the Avatar Card for a real Staff member in chat:
Note: badges that appear next to an avatar image on a Homepage, but do *not* appear on the Avatar Card as below, are not real badges.




This is a example of the Avatar Card for a real Staff member on the website:
Note: badges that appear next to an avatar image on a Homepage, but do *not* appear on the Avatar Card as below, are not real badges.




This is an example of what Staff posts on Pulse look like. There is no watermark. Note that while the Staff badge extends a little beyond the image, the Avatar image itself is the same size as any other Avatar image.

If an image appears smaller than normal, and the 'STAFF' badge is not slightly wider than the avatar image, it is not a real Staff member.

Staff may answer a few questions, point out a sale, or direct users to general messages on the website, but will not otherwise conduct official IMVU business using the Pulse feature.




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Again, IMVU Staff will never ask for your password. IMVU will ask for your birth date and sometimes the last 4 digits of your CC for verification purposes -- but they will only ask for that via help ticket responses through the Support Center or over the phone.


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Forum Moderators are not Staff, they are volunteers and will not have a 'staff' badge or tag. However, some Staff members have the Forum Moderator badge. Forum Moderators moderate the forums only, not Groups, Public Rooms, Homepages, the catalog, the client, or any other aspect of the IMVU website.

They may choose to contact you for moderating purposes via the forum PM box, your Message panel using your Avatar Card or your Homepage, or any combination of those. They will not contact you via Pulse or chat for official moderating business. If they leave you a message, you will not find any special characteristics (other than their Moderator badge) marking them as Mods. If you need verification they are real Mods you can look for their names on the forums (see below).

Forum Mod names can be found listed on the forums after the description of what a particular forum is for and, after you click to enter a forum, at the top under the title of that forum.






Here is an example image of what you will see on a forum post by a moderator:




Here is an example image of what you will see on an Avatar Card. Only IMVU Staff Avatar Cards have watermarks, Mods do not:




There are no distinguishing marks on Homepage messages (other than the animated 'MOD Moderator' badge), Pulses, or PM messages. See near top of this post for more information on Staff and Mod badges.

Only IMVU created badges are animated. This includes Staff, Forum Moderator, and Council badges.

Again, neither Staff nor IMVU Forum Moderators will ever ask for your password. If anyone asks for your password please report them immediately.

[Edited to remove out of date information about animated badges - Auntie May 20th 2016]


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Real or Fake? How to Tell if a Staffer or Forum Mod is Real
Part 2: Messages, Chat Sessions, and Pulse

From the TOS:
Quote:
...when posting Submissions to or otherwise using this Site, you agree not to, without limitation:

-Impersonate or represent IMVU, our staff or other industry professionals.
-Solicit a user's password or other account information.
-Harvest user names, avatar names, addresses, homepage URL's or email addresses for any purpose other than your personal use in your interactions on this Site.

IMVU reserves the right to (a) terminate your access to your account, your ability to post to this Site and (b) refuse, delete or remove any Submissions...for any action that IMVU determines is inappropriate or disruptive to this Site...


NOTE: No Forum Mod or Staff member will ever ask for your password. Not on your homepage, not in your forum Inbox, not in chat. Staff will not even ask in a help ticket. Someone asking for it to 'verify' you are the owner is silly--if you are the owner of the account you know it, and if you stole the account you know it--that's how you stole it! Report such users immediately.

Staff may answer a few questions, point out a sale, or direct users to general messages on the website, but will not otherwise conduct official IMVU business using the Pulse feature.



Examples of fake messages and chat sessions:

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Staff do not have 'badge numbers'. Anyone claiming to be Staff who tells you their badge number is a scammer. Even if the email address or phone number seem real, badge numbers are not and are the tip off this is fake.

Quote:
Hello My Name (real sounding name here). My Badge Number Is (number here). My Imvu Email Is (email address here) our service number is (phone number here).


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Quote:
IMVU user,

We are giving you a chance to update your IMVU web browser and having first look at the brand new IMVU! Tell a friend and you will also obtain 1000 credits that will be sent to your IMVU account and visible as soon as you sign in!

(link provided here)

You can also use this link to sign in after viewing the above link!

http://www.imvu.com


Thank you!
IMVU Administration


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Many times the scammers will approach you in chat. IMVU does not send its employees nor Forum Moderators into chat to give special offers or gifts to users, nor to award credits. Ever.

Tip: If teh tyep liek dis, dey rnt staf:

Quote:
Scammer: Greetngs R U mai name is (name here) i am 1 the IMVU staff nd moderators. I would like 2 inform you that we R givin awai 50,000 IMVU credits az we thank hour members 4 there support. If U R intrested just visit mai Homepage and click teh banner
Scammer: U just need 2 undergo 4 some verification nd U will recieve 50,000 credits rght after filin out teh verificaton form.

Smart User: Mmm...

Scammer: everything is Free and it will not costed U any amount this is only limited offer so U better graab this oppurtunity before it ends

Smart User: You've been reported. Have a great day.

Scammer: U still have doubt U cen check mai special imvu staff badge nd mai moderator badge no mai Homepage

Smart User: I just reported that, too. Thanks. Be sure to message me on your next fake staff account. I enjoy the report button! ~waves~


Quote:
Scammer: Hi there I am (name here) IMVU STAFF/MODERATOR (link to scammer's homepage here) for promos and raffles. Congratulations, your IMVU number has been randomly selected along with 9 other members to receive a special reward for additional credits.

Scammer: Thank you for supporting IMVU. Enjoy your Bonus Credits and use them in buying new avatars to complement your IMVU character. You can claim your reward (100,000 Credits/equivalent to 10 Uber packs and VIP access for 6 months) by signing up on our sponsor website.

Scammer: I have to remind you that everything is FREE of charge and all information will be CONFIDENTIAL. IMVU will take full responsibility if something wrong occurs. All conversations are recorded for reference. Are you interested in claiming your reward?

Smart User: No.

Scammer: Why Ma'am?

Smart User: I find it quite strange you approaching me in chat like this.

Scammer: But it is still up to you. We are not obliged to force users into the reward promo coming from our sponsors. I will give you time to think Ma'am feel free to message me when you think you'd like to claim it.

Smart User: Reported.


Sometimes they use a staffer's name in a link in a Phishing scheme. Do not click these links:
Quote:
Scammer: Today you get a gift?
Scammer: u should try it!
Scammer: http://(staff name here).fordeon.com/(staff name here)
Scammer has left the chat


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This scam is easy to spot. The message is often left by a Guest_user and the avatar pic is normally IMVUinc or MissGreenbacks. You may even notice that they are displaying what looks like an animated IMVU Staff badge (see special note near the top of this post). Again, report the message and then flag the HP of the sender, reporting them as a Staff impersonator.

Quote:
Hi There this is a message from CaryRosenzweig Our "IMVU"(CEO)" ;Chief Executive Officer" is Thankful for our Amazing Community! Thank you for making IMVU such a creative, inspiring, and fun place to play, learn, and interact! As a sign of our appreciation for all that you do, we'd like to inform you that all of Our "IMVU" Supporter will be given the 80,000 Credits For Our Thankful Gift.. All you need to do to claim the credits is to register thru this site /join It's a affiliated site of imvu but (link here) of course only ap subscribers are able to redeem the prize. Don't worry it wont cost you even a penny. It only needs your cc details for your age verification Just don't click anything just complete the form and submit it. Right after you finish the registratiion the said credits will automatically load to your account after. its important to log in there to recieve the 80,000 credit!!! Thank You And Have Fun !!


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Quote:
Hey, your today's winner in receiving free IMVU credits! Yes, free IMVU credits. What's the catch? Just send me a message with your email on it and I'll be happy to send you the credits! If your wondering why I ask for an email, it's because it's the only possible way my credit IMVU way works and worked when I made this IMVU! How much IMVU credits will I give you? Just a little over 515,984 credits! Just message me your email that you used to sign up for IMVU and I'll send you the credits! Have a good day


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Another chat room example. These users are trying to trick you into joining a site and giving your credit card information. They will immediately begin charging your card. Staff will never direct you to a site that is considered UFI:

Quote:
Scammer: Hi im (name here) from the IMVU Official Bank .. Im here because i want to tell you the goodnews that you won 300,000 because of your vip number .. Every month the Instant Messaging Virtual Universe"{IMVU} .Company will give a person 300,000credits .. If you want to claim your prize just tell me so i will guide you how toclaim it. . CONGRATULATIONS!!

Smart User: How do I claim it?

Scammer: all you need to do is just fill the claiming form to verify yourself as an IMVU legitimate account holder
Scammer: I will send you the link page of the form, fill it up and verify your account as an IMVU legitimate account holder
Scammer: (link here)

Smart User: How do I know you're legit and not a hacker trying to get my account?

Scammer: if you want some proof that i am a staff of IMVU
Scammer: (link to Scammer's HP, with fake staff badge here)
Scammer: ok all u need to do is fill up all needed in the form to claim your winning prize

Smart User: When I go to it why are there half naked people on the screen?

Scammer: by the way IMVU developers decided to changed the page layout to mislead hackers andspammers on entering the site to abuse and manipulate our system so dont be botheredby the page just a fake layouts only to protect the free credits so you wont have to worry Okay this is safe and secured.
Scammer: ok are you done fill up the first page? on the second page choose your credit card to put your personal verification onlycredit card is needed just for the verification of your name and age

Smart User: Why would you need my credit card for verification? At no point did I use a credit card.
Smart User: You're a scammer.
Smart User: I looked it up.
Smart User: http://www.imvu.com/catalog/modules.php?op=modload&name=phpbb2&file=viewtopic.php&p=8096062#8096062

Scammer: for personal verification only dont worried you will not cause any amount.

Smart User: I'm not filling it out. I'm not stupid.

Scammer: has left the chat


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Quote:

Thanks for joining IMVU. We've launched our FREE CREDIT promo this month due of some member who can't afford from our CREDIT offers . Feel free to visit our promo site : (URL here)


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Do *not* give out your number to anyone in chat claiming to be Staff or a Forum Mod!

Quote:
Scammer: i work for imvu n we have chosen u to recieve 25,000 credits would u like them

SmartUser: Sure! But how do I know this isn't a scam?

Scammer: becuz i can band u from imvu
Scammer: but do u have acell

SmartUser: Yes.

Scammer: wel i need the numba to send u a message from our progran to make it is u tht we are giving the credits to
Scammer: u dont hav to reply bac

SmartUser: So you need my mobile number?

Scammer: yea but to send this verification message

SmartUser: I don't think so.

Scammer: are u sure kause if not we will have to band u

SmartUser: Why would I get "band" for refusing to give you my number?

Scammer: i need a cell number becuz u have to type the 4 digit pin in massage on here
Scammer: n u have to reply PAY30 tht is our pass so they kno tht we are payin
Scammer: it is a progam so it wont charge

SmartUser: Why can't I do that here in chat?

Scammer: no u must doit on the phone
Scammer: it wont charge i promise

SmartUser: You're charging people 30.00.

Scammer: no our pass is PAY30 so wen u send it we pay

SmartUser: I'm not doing it.

Scammer: tht is up t u but if u dont we will be forced delete ur account n the reason y is u dont have the strenth to believe

SmartUser: I think I will just report this chat instead.

Scammer: ok dont do tht

SmartUser: Too late.

Scammer has left the chat



If sent, the text message to your phone may look similar to this:

FREE MSG: Reply PAY30 to this message to comfirm you wish to proceed with your purchase from IMVU Credit buy. total cost: SGD 30.00

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IMVU will never send its employees to accost you in the chat client requiring you prove you are the account holder, nor will they ever ask you for your password. Any questions they have regarding your account would only be asked via help tickets/email.

Quote:
Hello, I am IMVU staff name here, I have received several reports that you have hacked multiple IMVU account including you are currently using. Due to you violating the IMVU terms and conditions I cannot allow you to keep the IMVU account unless you can answer the following questions and get them all correct to prove you are the creator of the account: 1) When did you create the IMVU account? 2) Were you invited to the IMVU website? 3) What is the password to log into the IMVU account? 4) What is the zip code location you are living in? 5) What is the first and last name used to create the IMVU account?


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Quote:
FROM: name here
Attention User,Your account has been showing multiple IP addresses. You are getting hacked. In order to ensure your accounts security, you must fill out the following form. Username:Password:Birthdate:Email address:ZIP code: I know the sites say IMVU never asks for your password, but in your case we must.You only have 2 submits. Answer it correctly within 2 tries, or you will be under account lock down. You will be sent 2,500 credits for answering this correctly. -Your Friends on the IMVU Help TeamSorry for the inconvience


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Again, IMVU Staff will never ask for your password. IMVU will ask for your birth date and sometimes the last 4 digits of your CC for verification purposes -- but they will only ask for that via help ticket responses through the Support Center or over the phone.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spam and Spambots:

You will not get free credits for sending certain messages out to 'X' number of users. You will not get a secret code word to unlock a surprise gift. You will not get a private message from Will or Cary, asking to be your Friend.

Sending some of these to other users is considered spam, and punishment worthy. These are the reason there is a limit to how many messages you can send within a certain time frame.


Examples of General Spam:
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Quote:
*hi if u need more credits copy this mesage and send it to 14 people and when ur done press f4 and u will get 8,000,000 *


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Quote:
Send this message to 14 people and then push the F4 button and you'll get 8000 credits!!! It really works!!!!!!!


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Special note for spambots: These will most often direct you to an offsite location, or try to get you on another program such as Yahoo. If they do get you on Yahoo they will then direct you to another site. They will attempt to get you to join this other site, which will ask for your credit card and charge you fees. Once they have that number it is difficult to stop them from charging you every month, even after you follow their channels for ending the account.


Examples of Spambots:
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Quote:
Hey!, did u got my last message? i finally got my webcam , im that girl from (website address here) remember me . Here is my yahoo messenger if you wanna chat: (Yahoo ID here)


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Quote:
hey there, i liked your profile! we seem to have alot in common and are from the same town even!!! do you wanna chat? get to know me please babe! ^_^ my site is: (website listed here) or u can add me on yahoo: (Yahoo ID here)


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Quote:
hey i added u as a friend the other day on my imvu but im using a cellphone and its REALLY hard to work there site but i wanna chat im super boared and i just think you seem like SUPER cool. will u goto (website address here) and get an acct there? it works way better than with my phone than imvu does and besides thats where i have all my SEXY pic uploaded. heres 1 if u wanna see (URL to img here) there are a ton more of me on my (website name here) profile. go to (website address here) then click signup and since the site is INVITE ONLY you need my id code its (name here) (enter that on the join form or it wont let you join) then it'll automatically add me as your first friend since i told u about the site. ill talk to you soon ok baby? ok but since i invited u, you gotta PROMISE not to invite any losers to the site. they are really picky about who they let join. so you should feel special i invited you!

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~~ William Clayton ~~


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Libelous Comments/Defamation of Character:


-From the TOS:
Quote:
...when posting Submissions to or otherwise using this Site, you agree not to, without limitation:

-Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.

-Post information that makes available or includes another individual's personally identifiable information (for example, their real name, e-mail address, postal address, phone number, employer or school).


Examples:
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This is a very old hoax that has been around forever. The wording may be slightly different, and sometimes a real user's name is substituted, but it is absolutely fake. Please flag accordingly.

Quote:
If someone by the name of (avatar name here), real name (name here), wants to add you to their list dont accept it. Its a virus. Tell everyone on your lits because if somebody on your list adds them you will get it too. It is a hard drive killer and a very horrible virus. Please pass this on to everyone on your list. We need to find out who using these accounts. Sorry for the inconvenience. Right click on your group name of your buddy list and click Send Message to all. just lookin out for ya.


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Quote:
I was just given this news flash: Someone by the name of (avatar name here) wants to add you to their list, DON'T ACCEPT it. It's a VIRUS. Tell everyone on your list because if somebody on your list adds them you will get it, too. It is a hard drive killer and a very horrible virus. PLEASE pass this on to everyone on your list. We need to find out who is using this accouNT ASAP

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~~ William Clayton ~~


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scammers (not impersonating staff):

No one should be asking for your passwords, ever, for any reason. One does not need your password to send you credits, nor to help you with your homepage. Asking for such is a punishable offense, including account disablement.

From the TOS:
Quote:
...when posting Submissions to or otherwise using this Site, you agree not to, without limitation:

-Solicit a user's password or other account information.

IMVU reserves the right to (a) terminate your access to your account, your ability to post to this Site and (b) refuse, delete or remove any Submissions...for any action that IMVU determines is inappropriate or disruptive to this Site...



Examples:

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Quote:
Hey!do want something supper cool on ur imvu hp?If u do then ill need ur pass and udwe need to sign into my (account name here) acount and ur wellcome to keep it to^^. If u wan this offer send me ur password to me then i will do something supper cool to ur hp mmmk?^^! *Warning What I Do To Ur HP Might Be To Exciting To Handle*lol^^


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They just want your password so they can steal your credits. They try to fool you by telling you to log in using your IMVU password and avatar name:

Quote:
If u want to join (link here) then do it You should because its a way better and U can do more things, but the best thing is that u don't have to make a new avatar. You can join with ur avatar in imvu.com I hope u will join. BTW, when u login u get 200.000 creds xD


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Quote:
Dear friend,

Happy new year to you. For brief introduction , My name is (avatar name here). I work with Bank (bank name here) I am contacting you simply to inform you about this deal which I have been arranging/packaging for years and which I will like to carry out with you now because it is right time to do the deal . I have choosed you because you can fit in the deal as you have similar datas that is required to make the deal a success.

Please you should not be skeptical since I will give you full details about the deal immedaitely you acknowledge receipt of this mail. I would want you to understand that this deal I am talking about is 100% legal and risk free, though all it requires is confidentiality. All what I need from you is trust and your honest co-operation for us to execute the deal for our benefit only. You can contact me on this my direct email address: (email address inserted here).

I await your urgent response.

Have my best regards.


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Quote:
From (avatar name here)
Cote Divoire. West
Africa

(email address inserted here)

I am introducing my self as (avatar name here) the only Dauther of late (chief, president, or some other official title and name here) , I wish to request for your assistance in a financial transaction., And I wish to invest in Manufacturing and real estate management in your country.I got your contact from this site,

I have Seven million seven houndred thousand unitedstates dollars.USD( $7.700,000) to invest in your country, and I will require your assistance in helping me stand as my late father's foreign business partner who he deposited the consignment on his behalf into the security.

The consignment was deposited in africa and was letter lifted to Europe where the consignment is now under the care of the security company. As soon as I received a solid respond from you i will fine out more about the deposit . I will be gladly to give you 15% of the total sum of the money for your assistance.

please it is very important you contact me immediately on my private email (email address inserted here) for further explanation on the whole entire work plan.

Awaiting your immediate response
Best Regards
(avatar name here)



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Again, they are trying to convince you to join a site and giving your credit card information. They will immediately begin charging your card.

Quote:
hey i added u as a friend the other day on my imvu but im using a cellphone and its REALLY hard to work there site but i wanna chat im super boared and i just think you seem like SUPER cool. will u goto (website address here) and get an acct there? it works way better than with my phone than imvu does and besides thats where i have all my SEXY pic uploaded. heres 1 if u wanna see (URL to img here) there are a ton more of me on my (website name here) profile. go to (website address here) then click signup and since the site is INVITE ONLY you need my id code its (name here) (enter that on the join form or it wont let you join) then it'll automatically add me as your first friend since i told u about the site. ill talk to you soon ok baby? ok but since i invited u, you gotta PROMISE not to invite any losers to the site. they are really picky about who they let join. so you should feel special i invited you!



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This one first appeared in forum PMs, but can also appear in homepage messages:
Quote:
Hello Friend,

Am (real life name here), am 24yrs, forgive my indignation if this message come to you as a surprise j just Feel It s' God direction and will, i have something that is really burdring me in mind and i do not just know how to tell you this I have a project worth $6million US Dollars in a Security Company here in CoteD'lvoire, that i need your assistance in, all i need is your full support and effort, cause Ideally you will perhaps be my equal or more, and I will like to know you more better because I have a serous issue I need to disclose to you.
well, for now, I think This is all I can say before I run out of room;
What do you think ? you can reach through my private email (email address here)

I wait for your message,
(real name here),


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These people just want you to join the site, so they can get your credit card number.

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"Hi , probably you don't know me but there's something you need to know about your BF, I'd prefer to keep my identity a secret (thats why I just created this account) as I'm a friend of your BF and I don't want any hard feeling after what I'm about to tell you. He's a member of this dating site and he has met several girls there. The dating site is (URL here) , If you sign up and search for (name here) you'll find his profile with his pictures and everything , I'm his friend and all but treating you like this ain't right!"

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Other:

Some messages or chats you will see will involve someone trying to send you to another site to download something. These are usually some type of malicious program (like spyware or a keylogger) that has the purpose of stealing your password or personal information.

Examples:
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sup! i finally got the imvu cheat i told u, i was able to get 200000 credits in just one night hehe...(URL here) remember to not give it away! im sending this to you because that was our arrangement the past day, but its a reaal private tool. ok im off to spend my new credits now Smile


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Yo, you were the one who gave me this link right: (link here). Thanks for it, Ill be trying to use some of the cheats later.



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Or, someone might be passing along information that they'd heard was true, but in fact was not. Staff or Moderators will not make changes to warning/banning policy without changing the IMVU Community Forum Guidelines thread. Behavior that will get you banned is explained in the Forum Guidelines and the TOS.

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Be warned people. Things have changed. Here's how it goes.
You made a minor offense? Banned for a week. Bigger? 2 weeks to a month or so. Not so minor? Enjoy a few years off. No warnings, no nothing. Ban hammer to the face. Apparently, warnings wouldn't get their point across. No really, a mod said that there's no warnings now, just bans.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fraudulent and Unauthorized Resellers:

As of May 14, 2015, there are no authorized resellers of IMVU Credits. All Credit purchases must be made from IMVU, or an authorized IMVU gift card.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Staff and Moderators on Non-IMVU Sites:

Staff or Moderators will NEVER offer free or discounted stuff from IMVU on non-IMVU sites in exchange for your password! This includes VIP membership, credits, inventory items, homepage coding help, or anything else.

No one on IMVU should ever be asking for your password, period. This includes staff members and Moderators!
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