World Of Warcraft’s Latest Scam – Beware Of Everything

Unfortunately for World of Warcraft players the game has been increasingly riddled with various scams lately and one of those has been spotted recently by a tech blog. VICE Motherboard reported yesterday that there is a gold stealing scam in the game that is done through a malicious code that spreads through a viral chat script. Users have also noticed the scam and reported it. For example, MrNoobyy – a WOW player – described how a member of a known guild was impersonated by another player who spammed his trade chat and claimed to sell Mythic items at a favorable price. The impersonator also asked MrNoobyy to show his gold in a trade window and when the latter did so, the scammer sent a command into the chat box that he presented as being something that the guild uses for their trades. MrNoobyy din not enter that command, but others did. This player later found out that those players that did enter the command had their gold stolen. Running certain commands in the game is not uncommon. Many players run them in order to change user interfaces for example and for many other things. However, if you don’t know what they look like, you can be scammed. In this case, it was more likely for unknowing players to run the command because it appeared to come from a know guild member. Some players in the guilds have lost as many as 500.000 gold items which is a huge amount of game coin due to this command scam and it can’t go on for any longer. Due to the numerous scam complaints, Blizzard has stated two days ago that they will be looking into this scam. In the meantime, you can check put what Blizzard has posted on the official site regarding the in-game scams.

5 thoughts on “World Of Warcraft’s Latest Scam – Beware Of Everything

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    Gotta stock up before they turn off the gold tap!

    Hmm maybe I should sub before launch for a bit…

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    This is one of those times I’m glad I don’t have any friends lol

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    It’s hard to fight against those who are truly gullible. Forward slash (command) is a long known standard (in most mmos) for implementing in game commands/executables. You can lead someone to knowledge, but you can’t get them to always take a drink from the pool of knowledge. Which empowers the less ethical to prey upon these people. 🙁

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    How do you go around it? I didn’t know there were any ways.

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    People saying vague shit like this is why this WA scare is blowing up despite ZERO evidence of any scam taking place.

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