Torn City Scams
From Torncity WIKI - The official help and support guide
Many players in Torn will try to scam you. This is NOT against the rules and staff will NOT be able to help you get your cash or items back.
You need to be aware of the types of scams people use, and try to avoid being scammed.
There are many ways to avoid the scams, if you know what you are looking for.
Avoid at all cost
Some simple rules to follow will help you to keep your items and cash safe.
- Never give anyone your account details to log in to ‘help’ you. You could lose your account.
- Never send your cash to someone, who claims they can double it for you. They will steal your cash.
- Never send items to a player if you are selling them even if they say they will pay you after, they may tell you their trade feature is broken, this is a scam. You will lose your items, the trade feature is a very safe way to trade.
Trade scams When using the trade feature, Check the trade before accepting. You will get 2 chances to check. Check it carefully, and don't rush through it. Scammers may also claim they cant add companies/factions to trades, and tell you to send the cash for them. This is not true. They can be added to trades, and will trade you straight to director/leader, if you ever trade for them. People will also try to change the name of a company/faction to an item name, and trade you the cheap item instead of the company/faction. Different things in trades show up in different colours, If you learn the colours, this will help you make sure you are getting the correct thing in the trade.
Items/cash show in green Properties show in blue Stocks show in yellow Factions show in red Company show in red
Banking investment scam. Investment scams are used alot. If you send your cash to someone to bank for you, be aware that they may steal your cash. It will be lost.
Company advert scam. Someone may tell you, they can come and run a company advert for you, (when your over level 10, and can own a company), if they have the stock special for this. If you hand over directorship of your company to them, they may keep your company.
Faction bank scam Storing cash in someone's faction bank, could also be a way to be scammed. If they refuse to return your cash, it will be lost.
Housing upgrade scam. Do not send your property to someone to do upgrades for you. They may keep your house.