Animal Jam is a very fun game that your child can play and it involves an online world known as Jamaa. In Animal Jam you can play games, chat with friends, go on adventures, dress up your character, adopt pets, and go shopping in the online store for furniture and other items to accessorize your den. You can play Animal Jam either on a free membership or a VIP membership. The VIP membership, of course, gives you more perks such as earning more in-game currency, access to member-only parties and being able to adopt more pets. You also will be able to own more dens and have access to member-only clothing items and accessories.
Regardless of whether you have the free account membership or the VIP membership on Animal Jam, you will be allowed to trade with other people. Trading is one of the most popular areas where scams occur, and it is important to know what scams are in Animal Jam, how they work, and what you should do about it. We thought it would be a good idea to give you a guide that goes over the basics about scams on Animal Jam, which can help keep your account safe.
Animal Jam Guide: All About Scams
Scam Basic Definition- If you are wondering what a scam is, it is basically when someone tricks you by lying to you in order to get something out of you for nothing. You also could say that a scammer is nothing more than a thief. This happens on Animal Jam in trading a lot because someone will say that it is their birthday and that you should give them an item. Other ways you are tricked in Animal Jam is if someone offers you a rare item in exchange for something else. Once you give your item the person logs off of Animal Jam and blocks you, and there you are without an item. Scams work in many ways and a variety of methods or tricks are used to scam you. In Animal Jam the biggest scams have to deal with you giving up an item in exchange for something.
Getting Items Back- You might have been scammed and are wondering how to get your item back on Animal Jam. The truth is that there is no way to get your item back once you have given it away. That is why it is so important that you make sure you understand scams and how they work on Animal Jam because once the deed is done there is nothing you can do about it. The only thing you can do is save up to re-purchase the item that was scammed from you, but it is not fair you have to buy the item again because you were taken advantage of.
Biggest Scam- The biggest scam on Animal Jam involves someone saying “If you send me (blank) I will send you a rare (blank)”. This means that the scammer wants you to send them a specific item and they claim they will send you a specific rare item in return. No one gives up their rare items in Animal Jam most of the time, so this is a sure way to know you are dealing with a scammer. The biggest scam though is likely to change because once the word gets around it is a scam and people will not fall for it, the scammers and thieves have to change their tactics to get people to bite on the offer.
How Many Scams Are There? – When it comes to Animal Jam, it is hard to say how many active scammers are on the website. This is because Animal Jam will ban someone if they are found out to be a scammer, so some go away and new ones come up in their spot. There are a lot of scammers though on Animal Jam, even with filters in place, because scammers know how to evade filters. Do not let scammers though get in the way of you joining or having fun in the game, just use your common sense and you should be okay. There is a saying which goes, “If something is too good to be true, it probably is.” When it comes to trades or offers on Animal Jam that is how you can best avoid the scammers.
Reporting Scammers- You can report anyone you think is scamming users on Animal Jam by going to their player card. There is a place on the player card that shows an icon of a police hat with a gold star. You want to press that button and then report in detail what that player did and why you believe they are a scammer. You also can report players for other violations as well, such as being inappropriate, but you definitely want to report the scammers immediately.
These are just some of the basics when it comes to scammers on Animal Jam. You want to make sure that you are keeping your guard up and not letting someone take advantage of you on games like Animal Jam. If you are saving your currency to buy a special item in-game, it would really stink if someone conned you out of that item knowing how hard you worked for it. Like I said, though, if you just use common sense and don’t fall for tricks that should seem too good to be true, you should be able to avoid most of the scammers. The worst part is that because this is a children’s online game, scammers target it because of the lack of knowledge most children have when it comes to scams and are generally a more trusting population. If you plan on letting your child play Animal Jam, make sure your child understands what a scammer is and why it is never a good idea to give away an item even if the story sounds sad or legit because this is often how scammers work.