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6-04-2009 @ 8:16PM
While I will agree that 99% of these are scams...there is still that 1%. I know, because I bought a Spectral Tiger for 6k gold. Every time someone spammed WTS, i told them I would buy, but had to have the code first, then they would get the gold. Most people just ignored me (i.e. scammers) Obviously this takes some trust on the sellers side of things. Then one day, someone said 'ok'. Met him, he whispered me the code..i entered it, and paid him his 6k while sitting on my new mount.However, I do agree that clicking on websites that you have no idea about, is just plain stupid. Common sense goes a long way. I have played for over 3 years, countless toons, 35k+ gold currently..and never have I been hacked...ever. No authenticator..nothing but common sense alone has prevented it.
6-04-2009 @ 8:30PM
Well, notice that, at no point, you left the game. That's a good indication that the person is serious about it.
6-04-2009 @ 8:48PM
Hrm... where did spectral tigers come from again? I suppose there's not exactly a market for scamming tigers by entering codes, huh? That is, once the code is entered, it's gone. You can't resell, correct?Still, it takes one trusting seller to wait to get 6k g from you there. Lucky. Other posters have a point; Blizz should have some sort of in-game escrow for stuff like this.
6-04-2009 @ 8:55PM
Once you get the code from a TCG card, you enter the information on a WoW site, giving region and server..the loot code that is generated is now 'bound' to that realm. The WoW site gives you a new code to enter at the vendor. So in response to your question, once I enter the code at the vendor, it is no longer a valid code. I am assuming this is what you are asking.And yes, it did take a lot of trust from the seller. However, I have made it a priority to be a trusting member of the server. I can only assume he knew this or asked around before agreeing. Another good reason to not be a jack-ass in trade or groups. =)
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