I posted these in a different forum post but I want to create a separate one and keep it active. Scamming is a huge problem in any community and I am here to try to help people to not get scammed. Here are 6 tips I have to not get scammed doing rank upgrade trades on Mineverse. 1. Always, and I mean ALWAYS, record the entire process of the trade. This is a very helpful strategy so that if you do get banned, you have the necessary means of proof to get the player who scammed you banned. 2. Mineverse staff are always there to help you so when doing rank upgrade trades, I highly recommend that a mod is contacted and used as a middleman for these trades. 3. Do not let the "scammer" control you. If you have no means to record and there is no staff member online or available to help, I recommend being extremely cautious and make sure you follow step 1 or 2. Some scammers in this situation will prompt you to continue with the trade because "they don't have time" or "it's now or never". Sometimes these statements may be true, but most of the time, they are strategies people use to manipulate a buyer. 4. Always ask other player's opinions. There are a lot of genuine people amongst the Mineverse community so never be afraid to ask people about the person who you are doing your deal with. This is not always reliable as scammers might have friends help but it can be a very effective strategy. 5. Never let someone you don't trust, middleman your trades. I have heard of countless times where people reach out to a common middleman to hold onto the items/money until the transaction has gone through, this is sometimes a good way of doing things but using a mod is much safer. Also, the middleman might be someone who you thought you could trust but actually can not in the long run. 6. Know when something is too good to be true. If someone offers to buy you titan rank for only 5k, they either do not know how money works on the server (which is possible but unlikely) or they are trying to manipulate you into falling into their trap. (If you have any more tips, please comment them below) I hope you have learned something from this and I hope none of you get scammed in the future.