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Wednesday, September 20, 2000
Diablo II Scams Update
8:31 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

DiabloII.net has updated their page of 'Warnings!' with details on the numerous devious scams and pranks people are trying to pull on Battle.net. Even though Blizzard has cracked down on the rampant character cheating that marred the first Diablo, in Diablo II there are still many ways people will attempt to get your loot, or worse, your password and login. Even if you're not of the gullible persuation, make sure you read through this list. You might be surprised how low some people will sink for a cheap thrill.

They now have three full pages of scams listed, with the updated items indicated if you've already read this guide before. Here's a little clip to give you an idea of how nasty it can be on Battle.net:

Horadric Cube Self Destruct Scam

Basically just a mean thing to do, it involves telling someone they can upgrade their unique or rare or other good items to a great item, with some bogus Cube recipe that includes some actual recipe that will work, and erase the rest of their stuff.

Like a magical bone helm + a plain bone helm + 1 flawless gem + 3 rings.  And they'll say that will turn into a unique bone helm, which is a Wormskull. Of course all it will turn into is a random amulet, since the only useful ingredients are the three rings.  This is of no benefit to the scammer, it's just a way to screw other people, mainly gullible ones who don't know the HC recipes.  If someone does object since they know the recipe, the scammer will admit that, but insist that this is a special recipe that works anyway.  Don't believe them. 

It's sad, but the basic Internet rules apply in Diablo II as well: don't give out your login for any reason, use common sense, and don't trust other players to give you any 'special' hints.

Diablo 2 Warnings! Page

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