Ongoing Gift Bot Problem

Alethia Island has been a target for scammers that have been attempting to distribute free “gifts” to users at the sandbox.

The accounts are named to suggest they are a gift delivery service, and will arrive at the region briefly to collect a list of users before sending a copy of the object to everyone. The gift usually claims to offer a discount or cash alternative, and requests debit permissions as soon as you try to use it.

http://strawberrysingh.com/2015/09/13/giftbot-discount-scam-in-second-life/

https://community.secondlife.com/t5/Abuse-and-Griefing/I-received-a-card-from-a-gift-avi-registered-today-that-when/qaq-p/2890525

http://blog.zoha-islands.com/giftbot-discount-scam-in-second-life/

We understand that it can be easy to accept items when you are busy unpacking your purchases. Please be cautious and decline any free gifts that you are given unexpectedly. Please remember, as stated in our rules, we do not send free gifts to any of our users.

We apologize if you’ve been affected by this issue while using our sandbox.

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