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This is a list of common scams in Habbo Hotel. This article is not meant to promote scamming; it is only used to educate users about various scams in order to prevent being scammed. Players are always advised to take caution when playing games and casinos, and to pay at their own risk. We advise you NOT to use any of the methods below because doing so is against the Habbo Way and may lead to your account being banned. If you do decide to use these methods, Habbo Wiki cannot be held responsible for any bans that may occur.

Password ScamsEdit

This section describes scams in which the scammer tries to steal another player's password.

Password censoring scamEdit

These scams often occur with new players. The scammer will say to the victim that Habbo censors their password. Because Habbo does not censor passwords, the victim's password is revealed when said.


Example(s):


Player 1: Look! Habbo censors your password! **********


Player 2: [the password]


Player 1 now knows Player 2's password.


Password changing scamEdit

This scam also often occurs with new players. In this scam, the scammer will tell victim to change their password to whatever they say in exchange for free coins, furni, or moderator status. After the victim has changed their password, the scammer will log onto the victim's account and steal their furni.


Example(s):


Player 1: omg i found a cool trick! if you change your pass to 123456, you can get 123,456 coins free!

This is a scam and will not give credits





Player 1: dude if u change your password to getmodfree, i can give you free mod!


Player 2: ok, i changed it.


Player 1: ok, now log off and after 5-10 min, log back in and you're a mod!

Ctrl+M scamEdit

The scammer would tell the victim to type out their password but not press the Enter key. They will now tell them to press Citrl+M. In Habbo, pressing Ctrl+M is the same as pressing the Enter key. The victim's password is said with an 'm' at the end. Removing the m reveals the password. In an update, the scam was patched, making Ctrl+M not work.


Example(s):


Player 1: Okay, first type your pass but DONT PRESS ENTER. Wave when you've done that.


Player 2 waves.


Player 1: Now press Ctrl+M. You will now have 50 coins in your purse!


Player 2: password123m




Phishing e-mailsEdit

Phishing is the act of creating fake e-mails or websites designed to look like they are from an authentic source, such as Habbo Staff, and ask for your personal information, such as passwords. These e-mails and websites are FAKE and are only asking for your personal information to gain unauthorized access to your account.


Some e-mails claim to be from Sulake/official Habbo Staff. In the following example, this "e-mail" will describe a compromised account and will need the owner's password.


Example(s):


Dear Habbo,


Our database has received information that your account has been accessed from a different IP address (xx.xxx.xxx.xx). In order to verify you are the correct owner, please reply to this email with your Habbo name, email, and password.


- Habbo Hotel Player Support


Other times, there may be a link which may look real and from Habbo. The link may actually link to a different website which could infect your computer with a keylogger and other malware. It may also redirect to a page that may look like Habbo's landing page, but is actually a fake login (see the Scam sites section) which would steal your password.



Example(s):


Dear user,


Unfortunately we have learned that Habbo is reaching the maximum account capacity. We may need to delete any inactive accounts in order to make room for more users. To show your account is active, please click the link below and log in:


http://www.xxxxx.xx.com/


If you do not log in after 14 days, your account will be permanently deleted, furni and all.


- Sulake


If you encounter any of these e-mails, it is recommended that you report the e-mail to both Habbo and your e-mail provider, delete the e-mail, and change your password. You should block the sender from sending you any further e-mails, if possible. It is also recommended that you run a virus scan to check for any keyloggers or viruses. To prevent being phished, you should never reveal your e-mail address to anyone on Habbo, both on the hotel and website. If you do tell anyone your e-mail address, make sure you can fully trust that person.


NOTE - Habbo will never ever send you an email telling you to write your password.


E-mail code scamEdit

This scam is almost like a phishing scam. The player will create an e-mail address and claim it is an e-mail address that will send you another player's password, make you a moderator, give you coins, etc. They will say some sort of code that exploits the admin computer to give you whatever you want. Some scammers will use a different code and e-mail address than below, but this one is just an example.


Example(s):


(forum post)


Hey guys, I found a cool code that can give you anyone's password! I found Habbo's password retrevial computer and this code will exploit it and give you anyone's pass! Send an e-mail to habbopassrecovery02@hotmail.com and put in this code:


%$no.3401code<your username>24pa#


%$serverno937.12%code<victim's username>56.23#


%$expss.935.1.05#opt<your password>49.alp.03#


Try it, it really works!


You should report the e-mail to Habbo and delete it. You should also block the sender from sending you any further e-mails, if possible.

Furni ScamsEdit

Furni scams involves stealing another person's furni and coins through games, casinos, deception, or other methods. This is the most common scam.

Game scamsEdit

Game scams are the most common forms of scams. The scammer hosts a game, most commonly Falling Furni or Don't Hit The Wall. When a player wins, the host wouldn't give the prize and just kick and ban the player. Other variations include leaving and password-locking the room. Sometimes, it's hard to tell whether or not the game is a scam. Clues can be used to determine it. For example, if the room doesn't have wallpaper and is poorly furnished, the game is likely to be a scam. If the host can't show the prize to the players, it may be a scam.


Example(s):


Host: p2s, kick, rev?


Player 1: Kick...


Host kicks Player 1.


Player 2: Yay, I win! Prize plz :)


Host kicks Player 2 and locks the room before leaving.




Casino scamsEdit

Casino scams are scams at a casino. Because some casinos make bets with rares and other high-valued furni, getting scammed at these may damage a Habbo's account and "reputation" in terms of wealth. After a player has won a game, the dealer may refuse to pay the winner and instead kick them.



Example(s):


Dealer: 23, I lose.


Player 1: Yes! I win! Give me prize :D


Dealer kicks Player 1.




Duplication scamEdit

A common furni scam is the duplication scam. The scammer will ask a player if he/she wants their furni duplicated. If the person agree, the scammer will ask to give what they want duplicated to him. Because duplicating furni is not possible, the scammer will leave with the victim's furni after they've traded. While this scam can be easily prevented, many Habbos lose a lot of furni in duplication scams.


Example(s):


Player 1: hey! if u give me ur hc, i can duplicate it 4 u!


Player 2: deal!


Player 2 gives HC to Player 1. Player 1 leaves the room.





Player 1: I can dup your gold bar! Give it to me and I can make 50c into 100c!


Player 2: OK! Give it back to me though!


Player 2 gives Player 1 a gold bar. Player 1 kicks Player 2 out of the room.




Furni changing scamEdit

This is a less common scam. The scammer explains to the victim that they could change their furni into something else. The victim agrees and gives furni to the scammer. The scammer leaves. Furni cannot be changed into another piece of furni.


Example(s):



Quick change scamEdit

Quick change/swap scams were common in the older versions of Habbo. During the older versions, double confirmation wasn't required in trading. In these scams, the victim and scammer would place a furni in a box. After the victim ticked the box to confirm trading, the scammer would quickly remove his furni from the box and confirm before the victim noticed. Today, changes have been included to increase the safety of trading and promote safe trading. Because of these changes, this scam is now impossible.

Trust scamEdit

Trust scams are less common. This scam involves deception and a game of trust. The scammer, who is friends with the victim, asks the victim if he could borrow some furni. The victim trusts the scammer, thinking he is their friend, and gives the furni. The scammer runs off, removing the user from his friends list, and betraying the victim.



Example(s):


Player 1: Hey, can I borrow some of your furni for my FF?


Player 2: I don't know...


Player 1: Please...? We're friends... come on...


Player 2: Well, okay. I trust you that you'll give it back.


Player 1: I promise I'll return it after an hour when my game is finished.


Player 2 gives furni to Player 1. Player 1 quickly removes Player 2 from his friends list and leaves the room.




Roll-A-Number-To-Win Giveaway scamsEdit

Some players host giveaways which involve rolling a specific number on a holodice or dicemaster. When a player rolls the desired number, they'll win a prize. However, some games are scams. If the person does not roll the number, they'll be asked if they want to p2s. If they do, they have another chance. If they roll the number, the host may kick the winner instead of providing the prize.


Example(s):


Player 1: p2s.


Player 1 pays 1 furni to host for p2s. Player 1 rolls the winning number.


Player 1: Yes! I win! :D


Host kicks Player 1.

Teleport ScamsEdit

When the Big Hand was around, this scam was very common because it was easy to put teles that didn't link in trade. With the New Habbo update, the inventory automaticy adds the previously picked up teles when in trade. However, to ensure the update will work for, you must ensure the last picked up teleports (by the owner) link.

Old Habbo Tele ScamEdit


Player 2: Shows a pair of linking teles (or not) to a buyer.


Player 1: The buyer trades with the seller (thinking that they really tele).


Player 2: (Knowing which set link in the Big Hand), finds a pair of non-linking teles instead.


Player 1 & 2: (Both players accept the trade).


Player 1: (Sets down the bought teles relising they don't work).


Current tele ScamEdit


Player 1: (Without checking, to ensure a pair of teles connect to eacother, buys a pair of teleports).


Player 2: (Sold worthless, non-linking teleports for a profit)


Player 1 is left with worthless teleports with a loss of coins.


Other ScamsEdit

Staff Impersonation scamEdit

Some players try to impersonate a moderator or other staff member. The person says to the victim that they're a staff member and they'll give them furni, coins, or moderator status in exchange for their furni, coins, or password. These scams should be reported immediately since staff impersonation is a very serious offence.


Example(s):

Player 1: Hey, I'm a secret mod. I can make you mod if you give me your pass.



Player 1: I'm a moderator. Give me your furni or I'll ban you.



Scam sitesEdit

Scam sites are created by some users to trick others into giving out their password and other account information. Scam sites are very dangerous to both your account and computer. Some scam sites contain viruses, trojans, keyloggers, and other malware that may infect your computer if you visit the website. Keyloggers can record your keystrokes and find your account details. Some scam sites have a fake login page, a piece of code that looks like Habbo's login page. When you log into the website, your username and password are recorded and the owner of the site can access your account. Habbo encourages users to NEVER visit suspicious websites other Habbos advertise. If you see a player advertising a scam site, DO NOT GO TO IT. Ignore and report the player.



Example(s):

Player 1: Wanna know how MOD-Ace became mod? Go to www.***********.com!



Player 1: FREE HCS AND THRONES AT WWW.*********.COM



Player 1: Look! Theres a new beta version of habbo @ ********.com


The example above may also be a Habbo Retro (see next section below)


Habbo retrosEdit

Main article: Habbo Retro


Habbo retros are illegal versions of Habbo Hotel set up by players. Some owners of Habbo retros can store your information and use it to hack your account if you create an account with your exact username and password. In addition to that, some retros may carry malware and your computer may be infected by viruses, keyloggers, and other malware. Habbo strongly advises all players to take caution when playing Habbo retros and not use your exact username and password when making an account.

MOD code for telephone scamEdit

This is an old but popular scam. When Habbos buy credits over their home phone, they have a unique code to make sure the credits goes to their own account. Some Habbos trick others into thinking there is a special code for moderators to use. This code allows them to gain more credits without paying. However, the code is actually the scammer's. When the victim enters the code, the credits go to the scammer's account instead of their own. The victim basically paid for another person's credits. This type of scam should be reported immediately since this is a form of fraud.


Example(s):

Player 1: Guess what?! I found the code that mods use to get free credits! 038 241 67



'Free Coins' HackEdit

This is a popular scam. Usually a Habbo would go up to another Habbo, and ask for their password so they can 'go into their user and give them free coins'. Well this does not work, it's just a trick to try and get into your account to get your furni and coins.


Example:


Player 1: Hey! If you want I can get you 300c for free and all you have to do is give me your password!


Player 2: Ok here it is: 'password'


Player 1 logs into player 2's account and changes password


Application ScamsEdit

These scams are most common in other sites. A Habbo would talk to someone else mentioning what looks to be a harmless site (such as a YouTube video) that shows a third-party application. The victim would go to that site, download the app and use it. The application is actually a keylogger and store the user's information and steal their furni and credits.


Example:


Player 1: Wanna get free VIP and coins? Watch (YouTube link).com!


Player 2 follows the link and downloads the application, thinking it is real.


Player 2 uses the application and in a matter of days gets scammed.



THERE IS NO APPLICATION THAT CAN GIVE YOU FREE CREDITS OR VIP. Report the person and if you own the room, ban him/her. Some videos might show them using the app and getting VIP/coins, but it's possible they used a Java code that allows you to edit text and pictures.


Common ethnicity and trust scamEdit

Sometimes you might meet someone who is the same ethnicity as you. The person will ask if you could give him furni or coins because he is of the same ethnic group as you. You will give him furni and he will ask you to become friends. Shortly he will message you something that breaks your trust. He will remove you from his friends list and might even report you.


It is the same as the trust scam but the vicitm trusts the scam because of common ethnicity. This is due to the social feelings and connections when two people of the same ethnicity bonds. This scam isn't used much but many people lost their furni from this scam.


Example:


Player 1: Hey! Are you Spanish?


Player 2:Yeah! Finally, another Spanish guy to talk to! Hey, since we are the same, can I have some furni? Please, I'm so poor and I'll pay you back!


Player 1: I don't know..


Player 2: Come on! We're the same ethnicity!


Player 1:Okay, I trust you.


Player 2: I promise I'll pay you back!


Player 1: Okay, okay...


Player 2 and 1 leaves the room. Player 2 messages Player 1 that he was such a fool and stupid. Player 2 removes Player 1 and reports him for scamming. Player 1 gets warned and might even get banned.



The person might be spying on you and pretending to be the same as you are.Do not fall for this scam and quickly ignore him after he asks. If you have rights kick him. If he is the same ethnicity, then just make friends with him.

The Similar Name ScamEdit

This scam is an old one in the book and depends on a lot of luck. A Habbo would enter a game and wait in line while the current game was ending, the player having won. Otherwise they would enter when the current game was about over and the person who'd win was clear. At this point they would make an account of a much similar name and enter the line again when the winner is claiming their prize. The host will wait for the player to trade with him, and the scammer in line with a closely resemblant name would trade with him.

Example:

Host: You have won Julie9990! Trade with me to get your prize.

Scammer in line, named Julie999O trades with him instead.

The host doesn't double check the name, places prize in the box and finishes the trade.

Julie9990: It says you're trading someone.

Host: What?! I was just scammed!

The host may either kick the winner and the winner was scammed, or the host would be nice enough to give the winner their earned prize anyways.

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