Many people scam on Project Pokémon, and most of these scams occur with trading. Scams are a way for people to steal your Pokémon.
Number One: The Leveling Scam
A scammer will offer to level up your Pokémon for you, however, they will not return your Pokémon.
Number Two: The Borrowing Scam
Many people ask to borrow Pokémon for dealing with Gyms. After "borrowing" the Pokémon, they won't return your Pokémon.
There is a server message that warns about avoiding this scam.
Number Three: The Dupe Scam
Some people join random servers and say something like, "Hey your_name, give me your shiny Mewtwo and I'll dupe it.", or, "Hey your_name, if you give me that Audino, I'll give it back to you with an Audinite." Almost nobody falls for this, as only Wish_z can "spawn" pokemon.
Number Four: Wagering Scam
Most people do stuff like saying, "Hey, if anyone beats me in a battle, then I'll give them a free Kyurem". Then, when they do get beaten, they ask to trade. They put the Kyurem in the slot, and both you and them click ready. But on the trade confirmation screen, they click No and then cancel the trade, followed by saying "Lol do you really think I'd do that?".
Number Five: The Trick Scam
The scammer would have the Pokémon you want to trade in their party, and would have a more common Pokémon, like a Pidgey, in their party too. This scam could be done in two ways. You would be tricked into accepting the trade to the more common Pokémon the scammed had by either rejecting the trade confirmation, quickly swapping the Pokémon in trade and then out of confusion, you would accept the trade, or, the scammed would quickly swap the Pokémon right before you both press Trade and then confirm.
Number Six: The Giveaway Scam
The scammer would ask you to give them a free Legendary, Mythical or any other rare Pokémon in order for you to join their Pokémon giveaway (With Rayquaza giveaway scam being most common) and once they receive the Pokémon from you, the will either leave the server or announce a random user as the winner before leaving.
Number Seven: The Borrowing Scam
A scammer would ask you if they can borrow a powerful Pokémon from you so that they can beat a Gym they're struggling with (Mostly the 8th Gym or the Elite 4), and instead of returning your respective Pokémon, they would end up ignoring you or leaving the server.
Number Eight: The BP Farm Scam
this scam takes away ur Rate not Pokemon. for example u joined a server then someone asked u if u want a rare pokemon like legends then the scammer said he will give it to u but... he will farm BP on u first on a Rated battle then after that he will leave the game. (written by Galleon124 Ingame Name joehost i got scammed with this ;_;)
Number Nine: The 8th Gym Scam!
This scam is worse than the 7th one. You will just chill minding your own business when all of a sudden, someone in the chat says something like "Hey AngusMacdonaldMii2, can you give me one of your Pokémon? I'm struggling on the 8th gym" You will trade with the person that wants to beat the 8th gym. And then, when they get the Pokémon you traded to them, it's a fraud and they will automatically leave the game! I got this scam by EdwardGamingFlame he stole my Bisharp with the scam! Curse you EdwardGamingFlame! My Bisharp was my MVP of my team!
(Written by TheShinyLucarioMaster I got scammed with this twice!)
Number Ten: The Mystery Scam
How this scam works is that you say that there is a rare legendary code (For example, rayquaza). Then after they give you the pokemon, they would tell you the code, then when you do it, you been scammed. I saw this in-game while trading my shiny latias (And still am) when i saw that someone said that was telling people that there was a rayquaza code and he would only tell what it was when someone gave him a rare pokemon. Then someone fell for it.
(Written by Conkzilla)
There is also another scam that has to do with the Mystery Gift Codes. Somebody traded me a Zekrom for my shiny mega Gengar.Before I got scammed, I thought it was a normal Zekrom but When I saw the information about the Zekrom, I found out that it was the code AKA "positivity". This is why I visit the Mystery Gift Codes every week to see the codes. By the way, I got another shiny mega Gengar so Don't worry about it!
(Written by MakgamesTV)
Number Eleven: Birthday Scam
This one is the trick where I fell thrice. How it works: Someone says, "Hi today is my birthday so can you pls give me some pokemon" and that's all. People start giving him/her Pokemon until he/she gets satisfied.
(Written by FauxSpots)
Number Twelve: "Youtuber" Scam
This one is the trick that players saying they are youtubers. They will ask your Pokemon to give it to them. If not, They will "Showcase" You in their youtube channel. Someone says, "Hi! I'm a Youtuber. Can you please give me Mewtwo?" that's all. I Accidentally knew that he/she was not a YouTuber. Good Thing i didn't gave him my Mewtwo
(Written by TheFloatingLugia)
Number Thirteen: The Trading Scam
This one is really tricky. Someone asked me to trade my Entei for a Shadow Lugia. Then, We started trading. First Thing, He dropped the Shadow Lugia and I Dropped my Entei. Then, We accepted our trades. Then this happened... I Didn't received the Shadow Lugia he got one. I Tried to report him but i didn't get his username and left the game. Beware of this, This scam is a #1 Scam in Project: Pokemon.
(Written by TheFloatingLugia)
Number Fourteen: The Megastone Scam
This one happens if you want to get the megastone that you hunt from the trades. Here's a example that happened to me: I was with a guy and I said that I will give him my mega Gardevoir if he gives me a gengarite. He accepted the trade. Beacause he dropped the pokemon with the megastone quickly and I was in hurry, I could not see if it was the gengarite or not. After the trade, I found out that he scammed me because the megastone was a pidgeottite. If you want to obtain a megastone from a trade, I recommend you to check the item before you finish the trade.
(Written by MakgamesTV)
NOTE: Scamming is a bad thing in the game, and you have a chance to get your save file WIPED. I recommend you not do any of these scams. This is just a list on how scammers actually scam. Thank you for reading this.