Posted: 2017-10-13 01:18
Phishing Phishing scams are attempts by scammers to trick you into giving out your personal information such as your bank account numbers, passwords and credit card numbers. Identity theft Identity theft is a type of fraud that involves using someone else''s identity to steal money or gain other benefits. Inheritance scams These scams offer you the false promise of an inheritance to trick you into parting with your money or sharing your bank or credit card details. Nigerian scams Nigerian scams involve offering you a share in a large sum of money on the condition you help them to transfer it out of their country.
Items, bodies, hiding spots, and blood splatters are randomized and won’t appear in the same location each time you restart the level, but officers will always remain in the same locations. This can sometimes be a huge pain. I encountered one level where a dead body was randomly placed in a difficult location. I had to sneak behind the officer just before he turned around, run out to the body’s location, hide, and wait for the officer to leave. Then I had to drag the body down an alleyway and hope that three other officers wouldn’t catch me. I had to retry that level several times it was frustrating, but satisfying when I finally beat it. Playing this game made me think, “Hey, I’ve cleaned up crime scenes. How hard can cleaning my bathroom be?”
Each level is set in a different location: a camping ground, a high-rise office, a log cabin by a swamp. You can hide from police officers in cabinets and storage bins, or duck behind things to break line of sight. Each level has a certain number of items, bodies, and blood splatters you have to clean up with your vacuum (which miraculously, works on grass and doesn’t leave bloodstains). You also have to pick up the bodies and dump them, either in your car or another disposal method, such as an alligator or a broken window you can fling them out of.
Serial Cleaner is surprisingly challenging. As you progress through the levels, the number of officers increases, and it becomes even more difficult to evade them. Along the way you get to listen to some pretty sweet rock music, which accompanies the setting and theme excellently. Sometimes, on levels where you don’t have your car, it can be difficult to figure out where to dump the bodies. There was a nightclub level I wandered around for several minutes. I stumbled across a ladder, which went up to the fish tank. I thought, “Really? No one will notice bodies floating in the middle of a fish tank?” But then I dumped the bodies in and the fish became violent, swirling around the body and soaking the water red. My jaw dropped. Why would you keep piranhas in a nightclub? Doesn’t that violate safety standards? Does the mob just really like piranhas? I was truly horrified. Unfortunately, I didn’t have too long to contemplate these questions, as I had to go steal the murder weapon. All I can say is, I genuinely hope I’m getting paid enough to do this.
Sometimes the scammer will send you valuable items such as laptop computers and mobile phones, and ask you to resend them somewhere. They will invent some reason why they need you to send the goods but this is just a way for them to cover up their criminal activity. Alternatively they may ask you to buy the goods yourself and send them somewhere. You might even be asked to accept money into your bank account and then transfer it to someone else.