Most scams involve tricking a victim in one way or another to steal players’ items. However, scammers will not return any items to the host, even though Jagex punishes the scammer. Here are my suggestions:

Before logging your runescape account out, bank all items and set PIN with it, even if you can not get them back. Trade everything at the same time. Some people will run away before the trade is completed if buying runescape accounts and items at different time. So they cannot be guessed or brute-forced by a friend and even hackers. Only enter your personal information into the official website and don’t tell anyone else your password. Certainly, paid antivirus software will be better as your adjuvant. Victims are those who would not be able to read the important warnings.

So we have to keep vigilant to make our runescape experience safe and fun at all times.