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Spreading awareness about a known forums scammer (JRN)

Discussion in 'Toram Online Player Feedback / Review' started by _nobody_, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. _nobody_

    _nobody_ Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone,

    First, I didn't post this in the Buy/Sell section because we frankly have no evidence (no screenshot because we trusted him a bit too much, read my post and you will know why we trusted him). We only have our testimonies, so our post will be deleted by the rules there. This is the only place I can post to raise awareness to all forums members. I promise I will keep all third party's identities secret unless they want to publicly do the testimony themselves.

    Scammer's forum name: @JRN
    IGN: J:R:N
    Related posts:

    https://toramonline.com/index.php?threads/buy-gem-run-felien-4-7m-depending.45277

    Story time:

    me (IGN: _nobody_), @+Aria Kanzaki+ ,@LilFoxie ,@nobody0 are in our friend group, and we do gem runs together and trade our trading secrets together. Awesome bunch, you probably know them as members of this forums. Recently, @Frix decided to sell 3 glory gems to our group. He is a cool and honest seller, and we adopted him too.

    However, in one of our runs, Aria wanted to help a (supposedly well-known) forums member to get his proto sword. His name is @JRN . We all heard that JRN fell from Felien in an ultimate run with one of our friends and that run is quite expensive. So we really felt like we should help him out by allowing him to join our glory to get a sword. It's all out of sympathy, and out of Aria's kindness. Moreover, JRN seems to be trustful because he is a well-known member and even spent time wrote a good DW build (https://toramonline.com/index.php?t...ld-shining-cross-released-name-cyclone.44468/). Moreover, he has a few maxed characters, not some one just just created a new acc to do mq then try to scam people to risk getting banned.

    Too bad, our trust was misplaced. This JRN guy ran off right after getting his drops (a dress and xtal) and never paid @Frix a cent. @+Aria Kanzaki+ paid for him because he recommended the guy and our group will always hold on to our promises. Trust is the most important thing in our merchant group.

    Then we learned that JRN didn't pay that earlier gem run when he fell off either. He deleted his posts, and deleted his youtube account, and just disappeared completely.

    Further information we learned about him:
    - He called himself James Need, but in game, he said he is a girl, and the name is Janett. He tried to act British but failed to understand English sometimes.
    - We tried to track him down by joining his former guild with an alt, turns out he also scammed his guildmates 3 gem runs before leaving guild. (We will not mention which guild and will censor the name of the person in guild to protect their identity. If you decided to testify that you have also been scammed by JRN, please do so in this thread)
    - He currently owes more than 20m in gem runs to various people, and ran away with a lot of loots. Aria ends up paying for all of the runs he participated because he feels it will be unfair for the sellers. But If I was the seller, I would let it go and call it a day. Aria wasn't entirely at fault for trusting JRN.

    The time he scammed us was: 01/23/2019 3:50 by Japanese Timezone. We will all report him with this information so when GM checks the convos, they can identify this scammer. If he also scammed you, i hope you also reported him. He has several max level chars, so his account is important. I hope he get rekt.

    If he joins your guild in game, or if you see him in game, I hope you don't get tricked by him.


    Here a screenshot of the testimony I got from his former guild-mate:
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    A message to @JRN : we will track you down you scum. Unless you apology to @+Aria Kanzaki+ . I have a really specific set of skills, and I haven't given up yet. One thing I hate the most is scammer.
     
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  2. +Aria Kanzaki+

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    Welp, I ended up paying more than 10m spina to the gem sellers because I was the one who recommended him@JRN, so much for the "well-known member" tag lol, I gave him my slot in the ulti and glory runs because he said he hasn't gotten the proto sword from his previous gem runs yet, and since I already got 5 protos before I wanted to let him have the opportunity to get it again. But alas my trust was misplaced:(, anyway his ign is J:R:N guys, I hope to the people reading this thread that you won't get scammed by him also.
     
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  3. Lenwok

    Lenwok Well-Known Member

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    noted thanks!
     
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    There is an actor from the Philippines named James Reid, probability this is where he got his name
     
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  5. HoboOnline

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    That well known member tag means nothing. (TRUST NO ONE).

    I've only been in the forums occasionally, and rarely post. Just here to see updates and anything i might have missed via livestreams. And I've earnt the tag. No one even knows my ign.

    Word of advice, trust no one. I've seen scammers in almost every long term guild I've been in.

    They always build up trust, make friends, then offer free services. Until someone gives them a highly valued item. Then they vanish.

    Whether they were always a scammer or decided to run when they realised they could make a profit.

    There was a discord run by scammers to scam people in Toram. They'd work together, name guilds with rich players, and find ways to scam people/infiltrate guilds, use false accounts, to sell the items and transfer the spina to a main.

    Until they update the party system and allow for buy-ins for gem runs, i wouldn't put your trust in any other player.

    As there are no safe ports for refining, stating and gem runs. They've only fixed the piercing and extracting issue so far.

    Even if this scammer is banned, i guarantee he has already sold the items, made a profit and moved the spina to his main.

    He'll move the account around into another guild, until it is banned.
     
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  6. BK

    BK The Best Elite Burger Known To Mankind Staff Member MODERATOR Elite Member Epic Member

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    Hes a guy old ign firefox etc, yes hes British, ive known him for years
     
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    We ran with him and saw at least two maxed chars. That is a lot of effort right there. I hope they ban him and he rage quit the game.
     
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    Im the owner/victim of the Ultimate gem run, after we had finish the match againts Felien (which he didnt finish cuz he fell) he told me to wait in El Scaro until he finishes all the gem runs that Aria made for him. So I waited and the next thing I knew, I passed out. Next morning, nobody and Aria told me that he didnt pay for the gems, including mine, until today no contact by him
     
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    Are you sure that's him? How to tell? I found James Need (firefox) on youtube too, but this guy said his youtube channel is James Need-TORAM . And the videos seem to be unrelated. Maybe he is an imposter.
     
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    He keeps making new forum accounts too and i know its his everytime, thats by knowing him for years, he did blogs on that channel, its him
     
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    So if he changed his ign once, he couldn't change it the 2nd time right?
     
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    dang, I will inform guild members about this. Its scary and unexpected to see something like this could happen.
     
  14. Warlord Waffle

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    I'd deal with the demon himself rather than hoeman
     
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    Its either a new account or paying orbs to ign change, hes had a few other igns, just pay 10orbs a month and any scammer can be clean again
     
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    Yunan Not Enough Salt Elite Member

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    Well known member tag is so easy to get tho
     
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  17. _nobody_

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    so he is likely to be born in the year 1981, a British citizen, and a name changing freak. I have a few interesting British friends, if i can trace out his identity, my friends will surely give him the infamous British teeth if he didn't already have.
     
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  18. BK

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    Hes 35 now i think, im British too:p
     
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    lol I hope you don't mind my snarky comment about the teeth. I was just kidding haaha.

    Anyway, I search for firefox1981 in the forums and guess what? I found a bunch of scamming reports, this is one of them. This guy is professional everyone!
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    I dnt mind it:p the teeth thing isnt quite accurate as research shows, but still funny to see when in the simpsons and austin powers, great movie!
     

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