I started out getting 0 vowels. I exchanged 2 tiles and got 2 more consonants. 40% of the tiles are vowels, that means that in nine consecutive picks where with each pick I had a 40% chance of getting a vowel, I went 0 for 9. I'm not a statistician but I know the odds of that happening if the tile-picking is a random act are astronomical. So the game selects tiles according to some sort of strategy. Why is that? It makes me dispirited and discouraged from playing anymore.
Here’s my research-since I’ve been getting 3-5 a day for the last few months:
1. It doesn’t matter if you list them here-they change name and picture and open another account. And while there is a definite pattern I’ve only had 2 ask for money on wwf. Most are very aggressive about getting you off wwf first. Technically unless they ask for money what are you reporting? conversation?
2. Comment on their picture - because the pictures are fake they are thrown off. I had one post the cover of a book with the title on it but he misspelled captain in his own name?! Really? Another posted a picture in ski clothes. I said “so you ski?” He had no clue what I meant.
3. Use American slang or vernacular. Throws them off. Their English is quite formal, using “dear” and “my friend”.
4. How long have they been playing? Beware of the new players. And low point averages. Means they don’t finish games.
5. They use the cheat. Ask about a word they’ve used. Huge words but can’t talk?!
6. For playing a grammar game their syntax sucks!
7. they will ask where you are from. That means country of origin to them not what state. Even if they claim to be American, they aren’t.
8. Offshore often And i had 3 orthopedic surgeons with the UN. 3!
9. But realize they are collecting your data. And they circle back adding things to be more appealing to you. Don’t give them your real info.
10. They want to get you on to another site before they ask for money. Don’t go to any other venue.
11. And as scammers once they get you on another site, phone number, hangouts, what’s ap, em or FB they can mine for your information. Be really cautious about going off site. ON wwf you are pretty safe. Have fun, lie, confabulate!
12. I’m concerned they work in teams as well. I noticed if I added a detail (my age which I change up) the next bunch were my age. I revealed my occupation (which I frequently change up) the next slew were in the same field.
13. Yes, lonely widows who adored their wives. Or accidents in which they were killed. Children w guardians or relatives while they work contracts offshore. Always they are American when obviously they aren’t. UN missions, oil rigs. Lots of engineers. Military.
14. Makes me sad because I’ve played a long time and love the game. I have people in other counties and all over the USA that I’ve played w for years. This year has been an increase of scammers. But I did open the game option of “play someone new”, and that’s how they get you. And there are nice men out there that are going to get jammed because of this.
15. Ladies be cautious! Again, don’t go offsite. If he’s real he will get to know you on wwf because it isn’t your money he wants.
16. Lastly never ever ever send them money!
Hope this helps someone!