Many people scam on Project Pokemon. Most 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 Pokemon for you, however, they will not give your Pokemon back.
Number Two: "Borrowing" scam
Many people ask to borrow Pokemon for dealing with gyms. After "borrowing" them, they won't give them back.
There is even a server message that warns about this scam.
Number 3: The Dupe scam
Some people join random servers and say something like: "hey iidogejay give me your shiny mewtwo and i'll dupe it" or "hey iidogejay if you give me that audino i'll give it back to you with an audinite". Or "Hey AngusMacdonaldMii2 please give me your shiny Lucario and I will duplicate it" or "Hey AngusMacdonaldMii2 give me your Garchomp and I'll return it to you with a Garchompite" Almost nobody falls for this, as only Wish_z can "spawn" pokemon.
That's almost all the scams. Here is one that's non-trading related. It's technically 50% a scam and 50% not.
Number 4:Wagering scam
Most people do stuff like saying "hey if anyone beats me in a battle i'll give them a free kyurem". Then, when they do get beaten, they ask to trade. They put Kyurem in the slot, and both click ready. But on the "Are you sure you want to trade this? You have 69 seconds.." screen, click No, then cancel. Then some say "lol do you really think i'd do that".
In 2015 people could duplicate pokemon. Due to this, duplicated rotom are everywhere and are very low in price. All rotom under these OT's are duplicated rotoms and you should watch out for them: Andypeanut (If you know any more duplication OT's, please do add more.) Since Rotom is no longer obtainable, people ask for them mostly.
Number 5: Question Time
Some people like to give you a quiz. Like: "answer these questions for a rayquaza: 1. how do you eat a taco 69: what is 69". Then they don't even give you it when you answer it.
Number 6: THE REAL SCAM
This is an ultimate scam. First, have a pokémon wanted to trade. Then, have something like a pidgey. Then, there are 2 ways. 1. When both are ready, unready, then put in the pidgey. They might accept. To make this work, you must say "oops" when you unready. 2. Put both pokémon in (ex: mewtwo and the pidgey). After they both accept, remove the Mewtwo.
Number 7: THE LEGIT SCAM!!!
This is the worst scam in the game. For example when someone says if they wanna join a giveaway to win a Rayquaza or if they want to beat the 8th gym, the only thing you need to do is give them any free Legend/Mythical or any of your good Pokémon that are level 100. But, They are Lying and they will just leave when they get your Pokémon.
Number 8: 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 9: 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 10: 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)
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.