Hi Sam, firstly I would like to say how much I enjoy playing this game! You guys are doing an excellent job.
Unfortuately, I've enjoyed it a little too much to the point that I actually went against the rules and tried to take my luck into my own hands. Today I sent a significant amount of cash over western union to a player named <removed> for the "Arcane Hooks" and you can probably guess what happened afterwards.
I have all the private messages and the western union documentation on hand as evidence if you need it and I know that it was stupidity on my part to have went through with the transaction.
I'm sure that there's not much that can be done for me and it's a hard lesson learned in MMORPGs. I was really just hoping that either you or someone in STS could warn others of this particular player and the scam that he's running to prevent future incidents.
Sorry for the long read.