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Old 07-16-2010, 12:56 PM
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There have been WAY too many threads about scammers and fighting over scammers lately. There is no need to make 100 threads about them.

When you come across a scammer this is what needs to happen

#1 - just ignore them, sure they'll keep sending you messages, but you CAN'T get in trouble. BABV looks at the reports and will throw away ones where the person didn't do anything wrong

#2 - REPORT THEM. Let BABV know what is gong on. If you don't report it to BABV nothing can be done

#3 - DO NOT try to bully the person back. That is against the rules and WILL get you in trouble with BABV.

#4 - Change dens - they can't find you anymore to bug you

#5 - Block the person so they can't message you anymore

If you guys fight back then you are lowering yourself to that scammer's level. Be the better person and just walk away from them
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Old 07-16-2010, 12:58 PM
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thanks! i totally agree,
following them and having a bunch of people
gang up on the person is just as cyberbullying
as the person is doing by trying to scam people
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Old 07-16-2010, 12:58 PM
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Thanks for this! (:
I agree, too many people have been fighting over the Scammers. We just need to report them and ignore them.
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I agree with this! :]
I'm so tired of everyone getting in trouble because they're yelling at the one scammer. :P
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Old 07-16-2010, 12:59 PM
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Thanks for posting, whatthey should do if they get scammed or se a scammer is just to report them and send VWPatrol an e-mail. Like you said.

Last edited by AbbeyAdorable9215; 07-16-2010 at 01:27 PM.. Reason: I send Help instead of Patrol. ;)
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Old 07-16-2010, 01:00 PM
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I totally agree! Thanks for posting this :]
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Old 07-16-2010, 01:07 PM
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Thanks for posting, whatthey should do if they get scammed or se a scammer is just to report them and send VWHelp an e-mail. Like you said.
You mean vwpatrol@buildabear.com . But yes, these threads are definitely becoming a problem. If someone bothers you, on BABV, here, or anywhere else, for that matter, don't fight back fire with fire.

As Loco said, it just lowers you to their level, and it's a beary good way to get yourself into trouble. Report them and move on.

It might take a little while for the issue that made you upset to be handled. However, being patient for a bit and feeling angry at someone who really was doing wrong is better than being banned for acting up yourself and being upset about that.
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Old 07-16-2010, 01:10 PM
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*nod nod* I wish people didn't scam in the first place. Not nice! ):
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Thank you!!! I am getting way to tired about scammers -_-......
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Old 07-16-2010, 01:21 PM
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I do have a question. Specifically, what would be an example of a scam? I understand the meaning, but not quite the matter.
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