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My rules on checking for trusted members.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by godmonkee, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. godmonkee

    godmonkee Regular Member

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    ok here we go I received a pm from somebody, (not going to mention their name), on how do I tell if I could trust a member or not, and here are my rules and probably everybody elses, but I thought I would put it up for people anyway.

    Rule 1 obvious check the itrader, do the positives outweigh the negatives.

    Rule 2 check the reputation

    My 3rd rule is my own and some people may do it some people may not, but I check out the members previous posts, try and get a feel for the person and try to get and idea of them, are they out to make a quick buck, or are they helpful, you will find 95-96% of people who are helpful, are genuine.

    This is not definitive and does not always work, but it slims the chances of being scammed. This is not a perfect world and as much as we try this is not a perfect forum, you can still be scammed, and whilst we try to keep this to minimum there are still people out there who care about no-one or nothing except making some quick money.

    I hope these help and best of luck to all members on here.

    Godmonkee
     
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    keinehabe Supreme Member

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    trust it's something what's '' earned '' sometime require too long time than you have available before to take any decision ... I`ve lost during years of online exclusive work more than most normal average peoples even dream , in terms of financial loses ... Do you know what keep me on this ? I have an principle '' never quit and never look back just for learning from my own mistakes '' , none and never can be fully trusted ! Not even on real life , always will have something to hide even to close friends/peoples nearest you . So ...
     
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    Pofecker Senior Member Premium Member

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    Depending on the situation, you could ask a staff member for their opinion. We deal with a good amount of members on the daily and could tell you if we ran across anything shady with the person in question.
     
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  4. godmonkee

    godmonkee Regular Member

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    Yeah I totally agree, but obviously you don't want to have to pm mods and admins every single time you want to know about a person, it would take up to much of their time, I suppose it depends on how much you are looking to spend, if it is only a few dollars then work on your own intative, if you are looking to spend a few hundred dollars then you would go out of your way to find out everything about the person, including asking a mod or admin.

    Godmonkee
     
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    Pofecker Senior Member Premium Member

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    I get asked all the time about potential partners and such. Most people are considerate enough to only contact me if the venture includes a good amount of money.

    If I can give you some insight that might save you $1,000's, I'm more than willing to dedicate my time to helping. :)
     
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    "but I check out the members previous posts"

    That one I like.....very useful and definatley the iTraders, except I've met some extremely knowledgeable and honest people here with 0 iTraders!
     
  7. godmonkee

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    No I totally agree it is quite hard to trust people as you don't get to meet them in person, but chatting to them on a messenger of some sort helps as well.

    Godmonkee