Security: Fake websites
Be wary of fake or 'Phishing' websites as these are designed to look like official sites, but can potentially steal sensitive information, such as login details.
If you are ever asked to log into a website that looks suspicious - Don't, it probably is!
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If you are unsure of a link you can always manually enter our URL into your browser or save any of our official sites into your bookmarks for a more confident way of locating the site.
Help! I've followed a link to a dodgy website
If you think you've followed a dodgy link, you must take steps in securing your account:
How to avoid being phished
- Always navigate to runescape.com or oldschool.runescape.com to login
- Be suspicious of links shared on third-party websites (Twitch, Youtube, Twitter, etc.)
- Never visit an unknown site that promise free Bonds/XP/Gold/PMod status
- Mouse-over a hyperlink to see where the link will take you
- Check the RS / OSRS news section to verify any offer or promotion you've seen
Be aware that some people pretend to be JMods in order to gain access to your personal information.
A JMod will never:
- Contact you with support in game (unless it's about Bonds)
- Contact you via email out of the blue
- Ask for your password (unless on a form where it's hidden)
- Ask for your Bank PIN
- Get you to log into an account that wasn't created by you