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6-06-2008 @ 7:45PM
I have to throw this in because no one else ever mentions this, but I work for the fraud department of a major credit card company.The accounts that aren't stolen/hijacked from legitimate players are purchased using stolen credit cards. These people have to pay for the accounts they don't steal and the transfers somehow to get gold from one server to another, and when I have some 89 year old woman on the phone and have to explain to her why there are 18 $25 charges from Blizzard/world of warcraft on her credit card statement I just want to strangle all the people out there who dont' think it's a big deal to buy gold.You're stealing money from other people's credit cards. And because I work for that company and we sometimes have to eat the cost, you're stealing money from ME and my family.
6-06-2008 @ 8:01PM
No one is stealing from you.. you dont own the company. Yes the people who have fraud on their accts is not right but please dont over dramatize your point. You lack credibility that way.
6-06-2008 @ 8:31PM
i think the point is still valid, though: her paycheck depends on the company's profit/loss. if the company loses a ton, raises and such get cut first. it's a bit of a long tail, but the point is still a good one -- it hurts way more people than most people realize.
6-07-2008 @ 12:15AM
This is the most ridiculous thing I've heard in a long time.Buying gold is not the same as stealing from a credit card company's employees. It's not the same as stealing from a 90 year old woman.It's not the same as hacking someone's account and vendoring their purples.It's not even in the same zip code as those things because, while they're all morally, buying gold is just against blizzard's TOS.It's like saying it's wrong to buy from a pawn shop because stolen goods get fenced there.
6-07-2008 @ 8:48AM
Mensrea, why don't you read a little more carefully next time ? It's buying gold that causes this. The gold you buy has to come from somewhere. What Karalyn is saying is that if it doesn't come from a hacked account, like in the article here, it comes from WoW accounts gold-sellers have created using stolen credit cards. One day, it could be your credit card number that they use, and you, too, will be on the phone trying to out what you have a bunch of $25 server-transfer charges.
6-09-2008 @ 10:53AM
Well, if there were no fraud then her job would be in jeopardy as well.
6-09-2008 @ 3:39PM
"Well, if there were no fraud then her job would be in jeopardy as well."well i suppose you also are glad there are homicidal baby rapeing pedophiles out there so our police force's are garuntee'd a job...perhaps you should petition webster's dictionary to put your picture next to the definition of "dense".
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