Once again, it isn't that frequent but I run so many quests it happens frequently to me. I forget one item or have it on another character. I log that character in and transport them to the quest NPC. I start killing the NPC/MOB that has the drop. I return an hour later to finish the quest. I've done nothing wrong, but another PC who was doing the same quest /petition and I lose the item. Even if the GM could sort through an hour of game logs, time is money. Every scam artist in game would claim the scenario I just said I go through with 'well I handed in all the items but one' get it? Your framing of the problem does not allow for the scam artist to continue being a liar and a cheat. If there exist a reasonable explanation for the situation, the scam artist will claim that is their circumstances which takes you back to square one. I do congratulate you on not having a roguish mind or avoiding contact with dirt bags though. It isn't my first rodeo. I've found scam artist can typically lie better then you can tell the truth. They will do stuff like petition you first so it looks like your petition was just a response to being caught. Phrase 'to low to kick and to slimy to step on' comes to mind when I think of scammers. We come into the forum and talk about, they live it every minute of every day.