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Usually depends on what they're asking for help with. Anything to do with money? No way. I used to help out regular people that I knew somewhat when I was a Mod and we were all supposed to be friends but after I quit? I never heard much of anything from them , so I guess I was only a friend when they needed me for something. So nowadays? I'm very reluctant to help anyone on the web except for just a simple answer or info about what they are asking. I believe about 1 in 10 really need help and the rest just want some way to use you.

It is not always easy to find out if you can believe somebody, or if the post is a scam, and if people ask for help, you'll have to give them a chance, i.e. the benefit of doubt.

But it is better to take one's precautions and to refer, if needed, to recognised organisations and security or supervising commissions.

Oh, and don't send or accept money or provide personal data!


The chances are very high that it's a scam.

Kninjanin TheOtherTink

I agree.