How To Get A Black Top-Hat
Scamming is a big thing in Animal Jam so you really need to check up on you rares.
Some people will try to convince you that different color of top-hats are "glitched" black top-hats the image below is a genuine black top-hats. Even though these people are extremely rare, they exist. For me, at least.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQGwzcOqZSZvm_beyW4akA - Julian2
http://guidetoanimaljam.blogspot.com/2012/12/rare-chart.html - Rarity chart
Just type "rarity" into Julian2's channel search bar and you should see the videos.
There are a lot of sites on the topic like the animal jam expert, animal jam item guide, wiki how, and if you search for it in the videos tab, you'll get more detailed explanations.
Alandan is the most popular server in the whole of animal jam. It is the most popular for trading but is home to a lot of scammers.
If someone says they'll gift you a top-hat if you gift them something first, don't. The is a trading system for a reason. Gifting is for exactly that. Sending gift. Not trading.
Don't give anyone your password in return for rares, I know you've probably heard this more times than you can count but you'd be surprised how many people actually fall for this daily. It's so basic you forget about it sometimes.