My Experience With Roblox ScamsSeptember 21, 2020 James 3.16: For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. On January 28th, 2020, I decided to visit Roblox to check up on things a bit. I am almost never active there, and only log in every month or so. I noticed that I was sent a message by a Roblox friend, asking me a harmless question.
A ConclusionDebatably, "Robux" is the problem with Roblox. More specifically, targeting children to join a community based on a digital currency is a bad idea. Sure, it brings people together, you can make friends. The idea sounds good in theory, but not in practice. What is even more of a bad idea is having the ability to exchange Robux for real life currency. It is what lets adults able to take advantage of the platform. As free money is what adults desire, free Robux is what children desire. They will do anything and everything to obtain it. The people on the other end, the fraudsters, do everything they possibly can to make their "Robux generators" look legit. This includes things like adding fake chat rooms, fake recent activity, and even hosting the files on local government websites. And it works. I’m not trying to blame scams on Roblox’s design. What I’m trying to say is that when you add currency into a game, it becomes more about the currency and not the game itself. Contacting Roblox As my motivation to kill off Roblox scams dies off, I decided to send some emails to the Roblox team. Their replies seemed to be written very quickly, and more importantly, it doesn't look like they passed it to the Roblox security team. Here is one of the emails I sent them:
As the scam takes over many accounts, banning each one will not be effective, especially since they were hacked into in the first place. I meant not a popup message on the main page, but a message to their inbox, the same place where you get messages on the latest "Wonder Woman Items". It would greatly increase awareness about the current situation, and help the Roblox community to continue to be a safe place. Also, it is strange that Youtube links are able to be sent and can pass through your messaging system, assuming it was not already fixed.And they responded:
Hello Dan, Thank you for your reply. Although we may not be able to follow-up further, we do value and use player ideas and suggestions to bring new features and awareness to Roblox. We would also like to inform you that once you use the 'Report Abuse' option a ticket is generated and may take a few minutes to reach one of our live moderation agents. ROBLOX moderators are a team of employees who work diligently around the clock to review and apply appropriate consequences when necessary. Please note that just because you have reported someone does not mean our team will immediately remove the player from the website for days at a time. We have a procedure that we follow for every user on the website and for every situation. You may not know what type and length of moderation another user's account will receive, as it is private but all accounts caught violating ROBLOX rules will be moderated. The important part here to understand is that privacy rules do not permit us to share moderation actions taken against other accounts, but all accounts caught violating ROBLOX rules will be moderated. Therefore, you will never know if the action was actually taken, rest assured, we always take action according to the nature of the violation. If you need help with something else, please let us know here. Sincerely, SimonThe response was most likely generated. Although in the first email, one line seemed to be unique.
We appreciate you taking the time to write in with your feedback for Roblox and want to confirm that your suggestion regarding the issuing a warning message to the users regarding this propaganda has been received.This means they are completely fine with sending messages encouraging children to purchase Robux, but they can’t send a warning about a fraud destroying their community? I guess we'll never know. Further Reading: https://twitter.com/JordyRBX/with_replies?lang=en https://murder-mystery-2.fandom.com/wiki/Jordy240797 https://www.roblox.com/users/6104912/profile https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/19GpwqJCRxm7S3_J8mCqMFxmTynIEEGY8c5w5YvLP8aQ/mobilebasic Back