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Sunday, 31 December 2017

swaginaj (Member)

The events of this post occurred on December 27th, 2017 at approximately 3:21 PM PST

Hello all, Dan here with another scammer. I was idling in Jamaa Township when I saw this person claiming that there was a den beta on her trade list ("Den beta on trade!!").

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Birthday Party 2nd RSVP

Hey all. The RSVP for the party's date has finished. The party will be hosted on Saturday, January 6th. Apologies if you are unable to attend on this day, but it was the majority during the RSVP.

We will now be hosting RSVP for the actual time of the party. Please fill out this form if you will be trying to attend the party. RSVPing will close on January 3rd.

Friday, 29 December 2017

coracat (Non-member)

The events of this post occurred on December 27th, 2017 at approximately 7:20 PM PST

Hello all, Dan here with a bit of a shorter post, but a post nonetheless. We had a recruiting session on December 27th, and this person was here. I noticed them out of everyone else in the den as soon as I walked in on account of them bragging about how they were a scammer.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

SWS 4th Birthday Party

Hello all. It's that time of the year once more - 2017 is wrapping up and we are getting closer to January of the new year. And you know what that means? It's time to celebrate the society's birthday. The officially recognized date for the society's birthday is on January 4th, but we will be doing an RSVP to find out which date more people are available to go to.

If you plan on attending the party, please fill out this form. Entries will close Saturday, December 30th, at which point we will be taking RSVPs for the time of the party.

We hope to see you all there.

bladersdust12 (Member)

The events of this post occurred on December 26th, 2017 at approximately 2:14 PM PST

Hello all, Dan here. This scammer was caught while we were giving out items for our Christmas Drive. bladersdust12 was advertising that if you gifted them a rare they would give you something in return ("Gift Me A Rare And Get Something, Merry Christmas! :D"). I took the time to deal with them while the other agents were giving out items.

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Christmas Drive Outcome

Hello all! Today, we gave out our items for this year's Christmas Drive. We didn't have the time to get through all the items, but we got through a good chunk of what we planned to give out. We will be giving out the rest of the items over the course of the next week, or for however long it'll take to get them all out. If we get lucky, we may even have leftovers for our next big event.
A huge thanks to all our agents who walked around and helped us give out the items today, as well as to all those who couldn't be there but took the time to donate to the cause. Thank you, and we'll see you in the new year!

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Christmas Drive 2017

Hello all, it's that time of the year again. Those who were around last year will know what I'm talking about, but newcomers may not. Every year, the SWS does the Christmas Drive. In the months leading up to December, the team works together to gather as many rare items as we can, and then, on December 26th, we give every single one out to random people.
This year, we have approximately 380 items we will be giving out, and any agent or friend of the society is invited to join us.

When? - Tuesday, December 26th, 1:30 PM PST (SWS Time)

Where? - Meet in ShadowclawXX's den

It's recommended you come a few minutes earlier. We will be in the den to start prepping at around 1:05 PM if you'd like to come by then. If you have any last-minute donations, now or then would be the time to give them to us.

We hope to see you all there!

Yuinasata (Non-member)

The events of this post occurred on December 4th, 2017 at approximately 8:00 AM PST


Hey everybody, Agent Fox reporting in. I caught this scammer advertising a giveaway, specifically one using trust trading as its main form.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

SWS Official Discord

The SWS Discord server is now available for public use! Anyone with a Discord account may join and come chat with our team. For more information, as well as the joining link itself, head on over to our new Discord page.

See you in the server!

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Update Notes 19/12/2017

Hello all, and welcome to the new updates to the society. These aren't really "new updates", but rather an overview of what's changed and what is going to change now that we're really getting the society up and running.

For the first update, the ranking system has been tweaked. Each rank now has specific tasks and roles to fulfill, as well as set-in-stone requirements one must meet in order to be promoted. This is to get rid of one of the problems we had last year, where agents were being repeatedly told they would be promoted soon if they worked harder, only to never move up as the council forgot about their promise. This information can be found on the Other Info page.

For the second update, we are currently working on making a Discord server for the society. The xat plugin we are currently using for our chat rooms is quite outdated and tedious to use and the only useful future it boasts at the moment is the ability to broadcast YouTube videos, which is already possible with newer, more functional programs. The server itself is mostly set up and we are making the journey of migrating our communications there instead. If all goes according to plan, we may eventually remove the xat chat rooms. If you are unable to create a Discord, speak to a Council Member and we may be able to work out a compromise.
The chat rooms will not be deleted soon, and an announcement will be made when they are. The Discord's join link may be going up within the next few days

For the third update, the way rookie recruiting and training works will be changed. We will still have recruiting sessions on AJ, but instead of performing the interviews there, we will direct the applicants to the website so they can fill out the application themselves. This is to help us be more informed when it comes to the agents in the society.
Training will be conducted in the #training channel on our Discord server. It will be accompanied by hands-on scam catching exercises performed in Dan's den on AJ.

For the fourth update, our layout for basic scammer posts has been changed. The format will be given to agents once they finish their training and are ready to start making their own posts. We are currently working on a new, more functional layout for scammer goldmine posts, since we don't like how they were handled before.

For our last update (for now), we will still be participating in our Christmas activities this year. That means that we will be giving out all items on our Christmas drive backups on December 26th, as well as hosting our "Meet Santa" events throughout this week. The Secret Santa exchange will not be happening this year, on account of the fact we have very few agents who would be willing to participate, as well as the fact it did not go well in previous years.

Monday, 18 December 2017

ajmason9 (Non-member)

The events of this post occurred on December 11, 2017 at approximately 3:50 PM PST.

What's poppin' Jimbo, it's Vic here with my first scammer post in decades. This scammer in particular was caught by one of our newer agents, purplepenguinskater, and I'm writing for them as they are unable to post yet. They spotted the scammer in question advertising a giveaway in Jamaa Township, so they went to their den to investigate.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Bagofwaffles (Member)

Hello, Dan here. Today we have a rather interesting situation. Our newer agents recently uncovered a scammer who records their scamming endeavors and posts them on YouTube, because some people just have way too much time on their hands and no hobbies. The YouTube channel in question is Tokka - they blur out their username(s) in videos, but that's a story for another post.
We started rooting through their comments section for people trying to join them who were not as clever and decided to leave their usernames out in the open. Whether any of these people have really scammed is anyone's guess, but they sure claim to, and if they want to be on the website then we'll let them be on the website. Bagofwaffles is our first scammer from this chain.