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GhostPrime #1 Posted Aug 23 2016 - 19:54

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Hello tankers,

 

This is a friendly reminder to remember to be cautious of purchasing any codes or promises of in-game items from third-party websites, or any are that is not directly from Wargaming. 

Some examples include Facebook, eBay, Reddit, etc.



muscles1 #2 Posted Aug 23 2016 - 20:02

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Does that include FACEIT?

Ak_Lonewolf #3 Posted Aug 23 2016 - 20:04

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Just for the sake of curiosity how much of an issue is this? Is this something that gets hundreds of complaints a month? Any statistics for this kind of stuff?

 

If not that's cool just curios is all.



LostMyMarbles #4 Posted Aug 23 2016 - 20:08

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a good friend of mine lost his acct because of a 3rd party site that sold wot stuff ....

Lethalhavoc #5 Posted Aug 23 2016 - 20:09

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I really hate the vultures who prey upon the innocent :(

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View PostAk_Lonewolf, on Aug 23 2016 - 12:04, said:

Just for the sake of curiosity how much of an issue is this? Is this something that gets hundreds of complaints a month? Any statistics for this kind of stuff?

 

If not that's cool just curios is all.

 

if someone put up a type 59 code on ebay...sold it for say $100

 

i'd bet WG would get a few hundred complaints about codes not working

 

 

hell i'd be tempted <.<

(no seriously. if i see a Type 59 for under $150 i'd grab it....)



CaptanW #7 Posted Aug 23 2016 - 20:21

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what about this? https://www.amazon.c...e/dp/B00KNBRDWY

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View Postmuscles1, on Aug 23 2016 - 14:02, said:

Does that include FACEIT?

 

One would hope not, because Faceit is in bed with WG enough that they can launch a Special Battle.  I don't know of any other 3rd party that can do this.

MarshmellowTitanic #9 Posted Aug 23 2016 - 20:35

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View PostLethalhavoc, on Aug 23 2016 - 20:09, said:

I really hate the vultures who prey upon the innocent :(

 

your only innocent if you buy from the Game Web site

 

Everyone knows, or Should by now, that 3rd party Sites are usually scams and Rip offs

 

Anyone who is Dumb enough to go to any site for 3rd party items or gold deserves what they get

 

IE: www, I will rip you off if you give me you account and creditcard number .sucker.hahahaha.scammed you noob  (( MADE UP SARCASM ))

 

Buy your IG GOLD HERE >>>>   \/ \/ \/. i will Scam your pants off .hahahaha.noob.rofl  <<<<<<<<< (( made up sarcasm ))


Edited by MarshmellowTitanic, Aug 23 2016 - 20:36.


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View PostCaptanW, on Aug 23 2016 - 12:21, said:

 

Those were put there by WG themselves

Bad_Oedipus #11 Posted Aug 23 2016 - 20:36

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Are you saying that guys who made me a Colonel in Nigerian army and settled my IRS lawsuit I didn’t know about are going to scam me on Type 59?



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View PostBad_Oedipus, on Aug 23 2016 - 12:36, said:

Are you saying that guys who made me a Colonel in Nigerian army and settled my IRS lawsuit I didn’t know about are going to scam me on Type 59?

 

:teethhappy:

Dratt_Dastardly #13 Posted Aug 23 2016 - 21:19

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Even if it was just one complaint, I'm sure WG would post just so it would not be fifty more by the end of the week.

Lethalhavoc #14 Posted Aug 23 2016 - 21:33

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View PostMarshmellowTitanic, on Aug 23 2016 - 20:35, said:

 

your only innocent if you buy from the Game Web site

 

Everyone knows, or Should by now, that 3rd party Sites are usually scams and Rip offs

 

Anyone who is Dumb enough to go to any site for 3rd party items or gold deserves what they get

 

IE: www, I will rip you off if you give me you account and creditcard number .sucker.hahahaha.scammed you noob  (( MADE UP SARCASM ))

 

Buy your IG GOLD HERE >>>>   \/ \/ \/. i will Scam your pants off .hahahaha.noob.rofl  <<<<<<<<< (( made up sarcasm ))

 

The problem is that the newest players have no idea that it's a scam.

They come from other MMO's that spam deals that are mostly legit, and are either not offered, or are at cheaper prices then the MMO makers offer.


 

I honestly believe that every battle tier 5 and below should have the battle loading in "game tip" to include the scammer warning.



Sturmgeschut #15 Posted Aug 23 2016 - 22:27

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What if I steal them from 3rd party sources? Should I still be cautious then?

Did you guys release a bunch of fake codes to third party sources just now and this is the *wink wink nudge nudge* reminder. Oh boy it would be a reeeaaaal shame if some of the codes you guys got from third party sellers didn't work .

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Sad to see people dumb enough to buy codes from 3rd party web sites...

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View PostSenaKashiwazaki, on Aug 23 2016 - 13:32, said:

Sad to see people dumb enough to buy codes from 3rd party web sites...

 

You must not have been around during the 12$ for 12.5k gold jagdtiger 88 era.



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View PostBad_Oedipus, on Aug 23 2016 - 20:36, said:

Are you saying that guys who made me a Colonel in Nigerian army and settled my IRS lawsuit I didn’t know about are going to scam me on Type 59?

 

You just Inherited 100 million US

but to get the money you need to send $5000 for Clearing charges to OoogaaaBoogaaa and Sons Lawyers

 

 

Funny if i just Inherited 100 Million , take the $5k out of that with an extra 50k for your Troubles

Then send me a Certified Bank Cheque from a Switz Bank

 

Its OK, Ill just send Nigeria $50,000 and they will make me A General !!


Edited by MarshmellowTitanic, Aug 23 2016 - 23:43.


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View PostCaptanW, on Aug 23 2016 - 12:21, said:

 

Just bought one of those today, and it worked. Bought two in the past, and those worked as well. (You get gold if you buy it multiple times.)

SenaKashiwazaki #20 Posted Aug 25 2016 - 02:30

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View PostSturmgeschut, on Aug 23 2016 - 16:34, said:

 

You must not have been around during the 12$ for 12.5k gold jagdtiger 88 era.

 

I joined world of tanks at the end of 2015. 

Edited by SenaKashiwazaki, Aug 25 2016 - 02:30.





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