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Old 10-07-2007, 02:33 PM   #1
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Default Guide: How to keep your password safe and avoid scamming! Now with password protection, choosing your password, and secret code help!

If you have read this guide please post so, that way I can get an idea on how many people have read this. Thank you!
Hi, I'm Animalzrock and after hearing about everyones missing objects I decided it was time for a guide on how to stop scamming. There are tons of ways to keep your account safe around the site, so I decided to roll all those ideas into one thread! Any ideas to add to this PM to me please. Now, how to keep your account safe is really simple, here's how! Please post if this helped you!

First off, let's distinguish two things, that is a really common misconception (meaning: a mistake a lot of people make). A SCAMMER is someone who somehow gets your password and goes onto your account. Usually they lie to you also, so make sure to always check out feedback before trading, and have them send first if their score is below 100% have them send first, or if they have less trades.

A HACKER is a skillful codebreaker, although I hate how they use their skills. Some have special machines that can run through and find your password. Sad but true. Although I wouldn't worry about these machines on webkinz Most people on webkinz are SCAMMED, not HACKED. Now that we have distinguished that, onto keeping your account safe!

Thanks for banannasrus for help in elaborating onto these definitions! Drop her a thank you PM!

Password protection:
1. Don't tell your password to anyone
2. DON'T write it down then leave it laying around, and if you do don't label it with webkinz password at the top
3. Don't make it obvious to everyone
4. Practice typing your password that way you can type it fast and no one can look over your shoulder and figure it out

Choosing your password:
1. Make it something you can remember, but not everyone
2. Put in numbers and thing's like !@#$%^&*() in it. Then it just looks like your typing a number, but your really not
3. Don't worry about spelling it right, that way if for some reason you do tell someone your password they can't spell it, just spell it how you think it should be spelled
3 1/2: Capitalize the first letter of what ever and have a number at the end. Also you can use special characters for letters.

A=@
E=3
I&L=1
O=0 (zero)

Example- @pp13c1d3r77 (applecider77)

Thanks toriphilly for example number 3 1/2! Please send her a thank you PM!


Secret Codes:
1. It's a SECRET code, so keep it in a safe spot and don't leave it laying around
2. I'd recomend only keeping one or two of your codes, that way it's less to keep track of
3. People who know your secret code can change your password so you could have a password like ajd23uamd93mswd and it wouldn't matter, because they can change it so it may be a good idea to write it down on anoter peice of paper, and not title it.

Now you have 10 ways to keep your account safe! I hope this guide helps you keep your account safe. This guide isn't just for webkinz, it can be used to keep your Shining Star, e-mail, myspace, and any other password protected thing safe, so use it as best as you can and PM me to to add to the list. I hope this guide helps!
~Animalzrock

Please note, constructive advice is very much welcome, and so are new ideas. But downright insults and rude comments are not. I want to keep this thread light and positive.

Last edited by Animalzrock; 11-15-2007 at 08:05 PM.. Reason: Updated guide
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Old 10-07-2007, 02:36 PM   #2
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Great guide, although this should be in the Guides & Howtos forum probably.

Great Guide! Thanks!
Thanks,
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Old 10-07-2007, 02:37 PM   #3
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Thanks for the information! I know it is awful if you get scammed are if you have myspace someone can just say bad stuff on you account and get YOU in trouble. Thanks Again!
Old 10-07-2007, 02:38 PM   #4
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too cool! Thankz~
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Old 10-07-2007, 08:36 PM   #5
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Default Re: Guide:How to keep your password safe and avoid scamming!

Originally Posted by emily7921
Great guide, although this should be in the Guides & Howtos forum probably.

Great Guide! Thanks!
Thanks,
Emily
Thanks, it won't let any posts come through. I'd move it, except I don't think I'm allowed too. But, it's also help and suggestions too, and more people visit this forum than the guides one, and I want a lot of people to keep their account safe.

I really want a lot of people too see this

Come on, everyone needs to see this!

I hope this guide can help a few people keep their account safe!

Last edited by Animalzrock; 10-07-2007 at 08:36 PM.. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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Old 10-07-2007, 08:47 PM   #6
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Great guide animalzrock! I hope in the future things like this can prevent scamming from happening. Keep up the good work, I can tell you worked hard on it!
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Old 10-08-2007, 03:21 PM   #7
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Thanks !!!=]
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Old 10-08-2007, 08:29 PM   #8
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Your welcome! Thanks for such wonderful comments! You guys are awesome!
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Old 10-08-2007, 08:35 PM   #9
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sweet i got skamed once and my pets were in diffrent clothes all of my clothes were gone.
and it was so weird because my pasword was hard. and all my rooms were also diffrent then they were before
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Old 10-09-2007, 03:32 PM   #10
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Everyone needs to see this! I hate scamming and this can help!
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