Roblox 101: How to Avoid Free Robux Scams
Roblox is meant to be a safe place online where you use the tools available to create wonderful games from your imagination. Unfortunately, the platform also has a lot of crooks who want to scam Robux on you.
Robux is the in-game currency of Roblox that you use to purchase in-game access, avatar accessories, and other items. You can acquire it by purchasing it directly from the Roblox website or by purchasing gift cards at retail stores, such as Target or Wal-Mart.
Here’s the hook: Robux can be traded for real money, which makes it attractive to scammers. Fortunately, you can avoid falling victim to Robux theft by reading this guide.
Before we get into the details, let’s clarify one thing: There is no free Robux. If someone approaches you with this offer, that person is launching a scam to steal your money, items, or other items. Robux is one of the ways that Roblox Corporation makes money, so it would be wrong to think that you could get them for free.
What are Robux?
You can buy 880 Robux for $ 9.99 through the Roblox website if you have a Roblox Premium account. If you don’t have a Premium Account, you will receive 800 Robux for $ 9.99. This means that a Robux is equivalent to around 80 real world pennies when you buy it directly from Roblox.
When you acquire at least 100,000 Robux (by selling items, using gift cards, etc.) and have met all of the System Requirements for Developer Exchange, you can withdraw your Robux for real money. Now you will receive approximately $ 350 for every 100,000 Robux you resell to Roblox Corporation. In other words, a Robux is worth a little over a quarter of its purchase value. It’s a great exchange rate that attracts scammers.
What types of Robux scams are there?
There are many Robux scams around the world, and they are designed to do three things: steal your Robux, steal your username and password, and steal your items. Here are the main methods by which thieves execute Robux scams:
Before going into the details of scams, you should know that most scam accounts fall into the “bot” or “phishing” categories. Bot accounts are created with the downsides of running in mind. These accounts are often reported to Roblox Corporation and banned from the platform. Unfortunately, it’s easy to create bot accounts. They don’t require email verification, so a whole bot army can be created in minutes. These are the accounts that send messages and chats to their targets, hoping you click on a malicious link.
Phishing accounts (pronounced as “caught”) are accounts that have been stolen. Two things are likely to happen after an account has been stolen by a scammer. The first is nothing. The account login information is simply located in the attacker’s database for later use in a massive scam attack. The second? The attacker immediately changes the password to lock you out, trades all items associated with that account inexpensively or even for free, transfers all Robux or uses the account to phish other accounts — starting with anyone in this account’s friends list. To avoid this, you need to learn how to avoid phishing scams.
If your account is stolen, contact Roblox Corporation to pick it up. Don’t wait and don’t be ashamed. You must react quickly if you want to recover your account. A representative from Roblox Corporation will contact you and walk you through the account recovery steps. Pro tip: Keep used Robux cards handy. A customer service representative may need you to read the numbers used to verify that you are the owner of the stolen account. Honestly, if you are at this point, your account is most likely going to be deleted by the scammer. Keep a positive mind, however.
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One of the first places you’ll find a scam is in a Roblox game’s chat room. The fake account will say something like “Want free R $?” To verify [some website] to get your free Robux! Roblox Corporation doesn’t allow links in game chats, so scammers have found creative ways to mention the URL instead of pasting a link. These links usually lead to a malicious web page, so do not visit them.
There is an email type system for sending messages to your friends on the Roblox webpage. By default, this feature is enabled so that “Anyone” can send you a message. Fraudulent accounts send massive amounts of spam to random users in an attempt to trick them into clicking on malicious links. You can set your settings preferences so that no one can message you, or only your friends. However, keep in mind that your friends might be hacked and any messages from them might not be from them.
Fake free Robux feeds
If you visit Twitch, YouTube, or other video game live streaming services, you will find streamers that promise free Robux and ask you to drop your nickname in the chat. These are fake streams. In fact, these are loop recordings! Far too many viewers think these streamers are giving freebies, so they click on a malicious chat link in the hopes of getting Robux at no cost.
There is an easy way to tell that a stream is fake: just see how long a person has been streaming. No one broadcasts for 16 hours straight. Plus, if you watch a stream long enough, you’ll see it looping. Again, do not click on links from unknown sources.
Fake web pages
Pages created to look like legitimate businesses are popping up all the time. These sites prompt you to enter your Roblox username and password to get Robux for free. Again, these are fakes. This is usually the last place you land when a scammer tries to steal your account.
Free Robux for the exchange of applications
There are scam companies that require you to download an app to your phone and follow a series of steps to get Robux for free. They will usually ask you to:
Take a survey
Download an application
Fill in your personal information, such as first name, last name, Roblox username
Play for a while
Complete tasks in different apps, like leveling up to level 4 in a game or completing a tutorial
These apps and offers are designed to make you spend time watching their ads, which translates into revenue for these businesses. Thus, the 10,000 points that you have accumulated in the last three months will earn you… around 100 Robux. The saying “time is money” has been made for these scams.
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Some scams require you to download software to your PC or mobile device. Once in place, the software can pretty much do whatever it wants. If you are already signed in to Roblox, the program opens a new browser that you cannot see and simply rips out all of your Robux and Account items. Do not download programs from unknown places.
Still, that doesn’t mean you’re safe. The script could launch a fake login page or prompt you to enter your password (your username is already displayed on the screen).
The most advanced way to steal someone’s account is to use the cookie scrape. This type of scam involves clicking on a link that quickly takes you to a site that removes cookies from your browser and directs you to another site. Most people would never know or even notice that something happened.
Scrap cookies are bad because they do not require the attacker to know your username or password. Have you ever noticed that you don’t always have to log into Roblox? This is because your browser stores the authentication inside a cookie. The attacker only has to take the stolen cookie, place it in his browser and refresh the page. You would never know that someone is now in your account, ready to loot you (or phish for more accounts).
The easiest way to avoid scams is to remember that there is no such thing as free Robux. Period. Robux giveaways on YouTubers channels are common, so here’s what to look for from a trusted source:
A stream of less than 2 hours
A streamer who doesn’t use group funds
A streamer offers Robux cards
If a streamer promises to pay viewers using group funds (Robux earned or purchased for a Roblox group), there are two reasons you should be wary. First, it’s against the terms of service. Second, it is probably wrong. That said, if a streamer is offering Robux cards, it’s probably a legitimate source. Roblox Corporation allows YouTubers to participate in Robux giveaways with one condition: Robux must be purchased as gift cards. Be careful there and have fun.
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