Scam: RuneScape – Final warning: Legal actions for Real-World Trading (case No. gsUVpdKZl)

If you got this in your inbox and wonder if it is a spam, then i can confirm it. It is a spam mail that tries to phish your account information. Do NOT click the link in the mail.

Dear Customer,

We have strong evidence that you may have attempted a transfer of RuneScape accounts or traded virtual items outside of the game environment.

Real-world trading destroys the economy of RuneScape, violates your agreement with us, and any player that continues to engage in the illegal activity has no place in our community.

All of your accounts, main and otherwise, are now on our watch list and will be monitored for real-world trading. Regardless of who you are or how long you’ve been with us, if you decide to real-world trade ever again we will have no hesitation in: (1) permanently removing your account from our wonderful community in order to protect Jagex’s rights, and (2) naming you as a defendant in Jagex Limited v. John Does, which is a lawsuit based on antitrust law violations that is currently pending in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California (Civ. Action No. SANC-V12-00972-CGC).

If you decide to ignore this email and instead continue Real-World Trading, we (Jagex Ltd) reserve our rights to pursue statutory damages against you for between $200 to $2,500 per act of past, present, and/or future real-world trading in accordance with 18 U.S.C. 1304(c)(2).

In addition, new infractions have been added to your RuneScape account. If left unchallenged your account will be temporarily or permanently suspended.

Please complete the following security form to monitor your account’s status or to appeal the infractions you have recieved:
http://**********************

Please note: Due to recent technical problems, some accounts were unfairly punished. Most of the void infractions have been removed. You should visit the appeal section to appeal any unjustified infractions received due to system errors.

Sincerely,
Mod Mark.

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6 thoughts on “Scam: RuneScape – Final warning: Legal actions for Real-World Trading (case No. gsUVpdKZl)

  1. If you have already fallen for a scam, I you can report the player at mmoscam.com (since runescape forum doesn’t alowe it). This will help other checking scammers before doing a trade, or other activities with that player.

  2. what happens if you already clicked the link? i clicked it and nothing came up just a broke page

  3. BTW: this is the text of the US Code citation mentioned in your email (18 U.S.C. 1304 — there is no “(c)(2)” to it:

    “Whoever broadcasts by means of any radio or television station for which a license is required by any law of the United States, or whoever, operating any such station, knowingly permits the broadcasting of, any advertisement of or information concerning any lottery, gift enterprise, or similar scheme, offering prizes dependent in whole or in part upon lot or chance, or any list of the prizes drawn or awarded by means of any such lottery, gift enterprise, or scheme, whether said list contains any part or all of such prizes, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
    Each day’s broadcasting shall constitute a separate offense.”

    There are other versions floating around with other, equally irrelevant citations of US law. The one I got today had to do with foreign lotteries, and another one was the law against DVD copy-protection cracking. To make it look official, the scammers are just taking random USC citations and hoping that nobody’ll do the research.