The Newspaper Scam is a scam in which the buyer of a newspaper approaches the seller. The seller is going to sell it for a reasonably high amount for a newspaper e.g 500,000 coins (500k), when a newspaper is only worth 50 coins. The buyer will think that the newspaper is a rare item, when it can only be bought at the Varrock news-stand for 50 coins.
- Seller: Selling high quality, bio degradable, enviroment friendly newspapers for 500,000 coins!
- The Buyer approaches the Seller and trades.
- The Seller presents the extravagant newspaper, and asks for 500,000 coins.
The Buyer offers 500,000 coins and accepts the trade, under the false impression that the newspaper is a rare item, when in all actuality, it's worthless.
Buyer: Oh my Guthix! I am now the owner of a rare item! I'm rich
Seller:Lol you stupid noob, I just ripped you off and scammed you for half a mil
- The Buyer reports the seller for rule 2,