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Old School Runescape's Jed 'Mod Jed' Sanderson Fired for Abusing Staff Privileges

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An Old School Runescape employee has been fired by Jagex for abusing staff privileges. Jed "Mod Jed" Sanderson has been removed from his position with the company after having removed wealth from accounts. Jagex didn't specify an amount or offer any further details, but had this to say: "We confirm that a Member of The Old School Team was dismissed from employment at Jagex following gross misuse of moderator privileges." reads the official announcement. Jump through to read it all.

We confirm that a Member of The Old School Team was dismissed from employment at Jagex following gross misuse of moderator privileges.  During our rigorous routine system checks, irregular activity was identified on small number of accounts, including the movement of wealth and items back into the live game.  Following our investigation, we were able to resolve the issue before any significant impact was made to the wider game, or economy. We have also taken steps to return items and GP to any affected accounts. Whilst we generally do not return items or gold, we feel that given this unusual situation, we wanted to ensure no players lost out to the rogue actions of a member of staff.  We are actively working with the Police regarding the incident, but given this an ongoing legal matter we are unable to provide further details.  We pride ourselves on the passion and integrity of the JMods that work for Jagex and we hold them to the highest standards. However, we are not afraid to take tough action and make difficult decisions if someone cannot meet those standards.  We will dust ourselves off, and move on. Old School is at its biggest and strongest since launch, but we still have much to do, not least a mobile launch which each day gets closer.  As always, thank you for your support.  The Old School Team

You can read more about the issues in this Reddit thread where many players report (unconfirmed) incidents of misbehavior on the part of this moderator. Here are a few examples -- again, unconfirmed:

 He stole well over 50k in GP, hell of a lot more if you value it at bond prices.

Wow so the conspiracy theories surrounding Jed may be true after all

Also, how about we take a second look at the rev update, which was essentially designed and pushed through by Jed on his own (for the obvious benefit of his clan, RoT)

Jagex weighed in in this same thread:

In our commitment to being as transparent as possible with you, the community, we are sharing this information at the earliest opportunity available to us.

I politely ask you to respect that we have to take this stance and follow the rules of the law.

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Thanks to our tipster!

The story has been updated to remove DDoS from the list of reasons for the dismissal. Read more here.


Suzie Ford

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