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The_Chieftain #101 Posted Oct 11 2019 - 16:11

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View PostSteelShootgun55, on Oct 10 2019 - 22:07, said:

How do family members of military status claim the reward?

 

ID.me does have a verification option for family members, my wife's in. Once the family member has an account, come back to WG, and do the same association mechanism (eg Account management, right  side) as the servicemember.  Then log into the game.

 

View PostTaylor3006, on Oct 11 2019 - 01:05, said:

I use the VA website as well and have never seen them mentioned until I started digging for information on them.. I went ahead and signed up for it even though I doubt I will ever need them. I found their vetting process lacking. No one wanted my ID, no one wanted my DD214, no one asked me my discharge status or reenlistment code ..... I suppose even if you have a dishonorable discharge you are eligible to get ID.me verification. So yeah, not impressed one bit. Anyways just be aware that just because someone has an ID.me verification, does not mean they are necessarily the kind of vets you would hang out with on purpose..... 

 

There's a reason we said "honorably served" in the announcement. The ID.me system is capable of distinguishing dishonorable from other  forms of service, and the attempt will be rejected. I don't know if you'll ever need them, but if you have a look at https://shop.id.me/offers?groups%5B%5D=military  you'll see a good argument for using them anyway. I've saved a few thousand dollars through this system, and the other related companies.

 

View PostIrishman, on Oct 11 2019 - 07:11, said:

I'm sorry, I don't have USAA and I'm not giving out my SSN. Seems rich for identity theft to me.

 

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You give your SSN out to plenty of other private companies, I'm sure. How many of those other companies do the US Government use for verification? It's up to you, but for general purposes, it qualifies as 'safe enough'.



DrWho_ #102 Posted Oct 11 2019 - 16:17

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I get that people are concerned about personal security but.....

 

You're already running WG's client on your personal computer which communicates directly with WG's servers, if their intention was to get your personal info then whatever you have stored on your computer has already been grabbed and they wouldn't need a convoluted way like this to do it



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For some additional Help with verifying your/ family member status. 

 

https://worldoftanks.com/en/news/announcements/wot-salute-program-announcement/



Mayhem_VI #105 Posted Oct 11 2019 - 17:12

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Now that I'm logged as a Veteran is there any chance Unit Insignia will become available?  The reason I don't currently care about dog tags and tank exteriors is because 1st Armored Division (Old Ironsides) isn't available.   If it becomes available, I'll get interested real quick.

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View PostKaiserWilhelmShatner, on Oct 10 2019 - 19:12, said:

I am very uncomfortable submitting anything with my SSN nor will I be willing to hand over my USAA number as I have tens of thousands in stocks and investments thru them to a Belaussian company operating out of Cyprus.

 

So.....Thanks, but no thanks.

To much information, and I agree, I refuse to submit my personal information, the people and places that need it, already have it.



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Outstanding WOT's! Really hope you keep this up and add more to the game for all Military!

Now that you have the ID part down, In game Military Emblems/Tags for player ID's and other Distinct Camos would be great!

 

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View PostMayhem_VI, on Oct 11 2019 - 10:12, said:

Now that I'm logged as a Veteran is there any chance Unit Insignia will become available?  The reason I don't currently care about dog tags and tank exteriors is because 1st Armored Division (Old Ironsides) isn't available.   If it becomes available, I'll get interested real quick.

 

This is where Copyright laws come into play sadly. I too would like a 1st Cav patch on my tanks, however the Army isn't very forthcoming with allowing a video game company to put it in game. 



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View PostIrishman, on Oct 11 2019 - 05:11, said:

I'm sorry, I don't have USAA and I'm not giving out my SSN. Seems rich for identity theft to me.

 

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I hear you, and I was skeptical as well. 

 

Apologies that WG staff is not clear bout this but the VA has accredited IDme as a secure login to the VA... i.e. they're safe... or as safe as the VA is if that makes you feel better :unsure:

 

Here's a link to the VA web site https://www.va.gov/, if you click 'sign in' in the top right it will open up a separate window and you'll see IDme listed as the 3rd option down to log in to the VA system.  

 

Wargaming... free Customer Service Pro-Tip for you... listen to your customers instead of fighting them and clarify instead of doubling/tripling down on 'Nyet' and calling customers 'out of the loop' or 'paranoid'   

 

You're web page with the link to IDme still doesn't offer any clarification that they're an accredited site with the VA and therefore trustworthy.



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View PostThePigSheFlies, on Oct 11 2019 - 09:42, said:



So, the way it's laid-out in this support article: https://help.id.me/hc/en-us/articles/202211570-Which-Troop-ID-verification-option-should-I-select-# I think family members have to verify using military documents. I'm not 100% on this and I do recommend contacting ID.me's support team for any questions that we can't answer - I'm sure they get these questions a lot and would be more than happy to walk you through the process.

However, from what I've gathered by reading their support pages and going as far through the registration process as it would allow me - when you are uploading your military documents, there is a dropdown that allows you to choose your affiliation. This will allow you to specify that you are a family member of the individual whose documents you are uploading. 

As a reminder we are also a European company and we strictly comply with GDPR. At any time you can remove the ID.me binding from your Wargaming.net ID via your account settings, and we will no longer have access to any of that information. Regardless, however: the only info Wargaming gets from ID.me is a yes or no, and a 'military personnel vs. family member'. At no point do we ever get to see your SSN or other sensitive information.

This is an NA project so global doesn't even have a reason to stick their hands in the cookie jar. The Kremlin has no access to your data through ID.me :)



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View PostOagr_Patch, on Oct 11 2019 - 11:07, said:

I hear you, and I was skeptical as well. 

 

Apologies that WG staff is not clear bout this but the VA has accredited IDme as a secure login to the VA... i.e. they're safe... or as safe as the VA is if that makes you feel better :unsure:

 

Here's a link to the VA web site https://www.va.gov/, if you click 'sign in' in the top right it will open up a separate window and you'll see IDme listed as the 3rd option down to log in to the VA system.  

 

Wargaming... free Customer Service Pro-Tip for you... listen to your customers instead of fighting them and clarify instead of doubling/tripling down on 'Nyet' and calling customers 'out of the loop' or 'paranoid'   

 

You're web page with the link to IDme still doesn't offer any clarification that they're an accredited site with the VA and therefore trustworthy.

 

Apologies for the misunderstanding as there wasn't a clear question asked in your forum posts. 

If you were looking for us to legitimize ID.me further for you we would have provided this information. 

 

We were not expecting that military veterans did not know/ ever heard of ID.me as a verification platform. 

 

There was no fighting intended, and if it seemed that way then I do apologize that it felt like that. 

 

I was attempting to clarify that  this Video Game company is not phishing for our players information. 



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View PostDomoSapien, on Oct 11 2019 - 12:13, said:



So, the way it's laid-out in this support article: https://help.id.me/hc/en-us/articles/202211570-Which-Troop-ID-verification-option-should-I-select-# I think family members have to verify using military documents. I'm not 100% on this and I do recommend contacting ID.me's support team for any questions that we can't answer - I'm sure they get these questions a lot and would be more than happy to walk you through the process.

 

 

 

Yeah, I contacted id.me - not very optimistic. 

 

My father's service predated 1985 by a significant margin.  I'm also not really looking to bug my mom to look for papers she may not know of what they are just to get an affiliation with id.me for various discounts. (it would be nice to have for a variety of vendors at the id.me vendor shop, and while I'm sure my father would want his kids to have any and all benefits accrued based on his oversea's combat experience, there just seems to be a lot of obstacles)

 

If I'm not mistaken, the sheer existence of a USAA Member ID means there's a familial relationship with a US Veteran of some sort?

 

 



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So I verified my account yesterday as Active duty, but I haven’t received any of the benefits yet ie Coupon, tank skin ( already own thunderbolt ) and I can’t buy any of the packs. Do I have to go through a waiting period? 

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View PostBEAT_HEAT_, on Oct 11 2019 - 18:13, said:

So I verified my account yesterday as Active duty, but I haven’t received any of the benefits yet ie Coupon, tank skin ( already own thunderbolt ) and I can’t buy any of the packs. Do I have to go through a waiting period? 

Beat I just verified a min ago. Logged out back in and got the pop up message and all the rewards. I’d go to your account management page and look at bottom right and see if you see the ID verified with a date 



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This is awesome, we appreciate it tremendously.  Heard of any plans for console?

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Just another USELESS commemoration for ONLY some service members in the military. What about service members in Canada ? Or other countries. Yup, WOT can't see how partial they are for so many of the players on the game and prejudicialy ignore everyone else. Thx.

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View PostKRZYBooP, on Oct 10 2019 - 23:23, said:

 

 

As I said earlier in the thread. WG doesn't get to see any of your private information from ID.me

Wargaming links you to a third party website that offers discounts to Veterans once they Verity through ID.me.

 

The only information shared with WG is Yes or No this person served in the military. There is an USAA verfication option that only asks for your last four.

 

 

TLDR: This isn't a trap. This website is Legitimate. WG is partnering with ID.me and doesn't see any SS numbers.

 

 

 

This information provided is completely wrong. 

 

ID.me states that "Wargaming.net will receive:  Email, First Name, Group Association, Last Name, Military Branch, Military Member Branch, and Postal Code".  So definitely this data is being sent to Wargaming.net if you go through with this "deal".  

 

 

 



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how do we use the coupon??

 

Coupon Benefits:

Additional 10% off anything over $10 (except Gold).
Is valid for all bundles — including those with curent discounts.
Coupon is valid seven (7) days from date of issue.
Coupon is replenished on the following day it's used; the replenish rate is once per day.



KRZYBooP #119 Posted Oct 11 2019 - 20:02

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View PostBEAT_HEAT_, on Oct 11 2019 - 12:13, said:

So I verified my account yesterday as Active duty, but I haven’t received any of the benefits yet ie Coupon, tank skin ( already own thunderbolt ) and I can’t buy any of the packs. Do I have to go through a waiting period? 

You also need to play a battle.

If you are having issues please contact support

View PostCCPops, on Oct 11 2019 - 12:38, said:

 

 

This information provided is completely wrong. 

 

ID.me states that "Wargaming.net will receive:  Email, First Name, Group Association, Last Name, Military Branch, Military Member Branch, and Postal Code".  So definitely this data is being sent to Wargaming.net if you go through with this "deal".  

 

 

 

WG already has Email, Name, and is not gaining your SSN. That was the point of the reply. 


Edited by KRZYBooP, Oct 11 2019 - 20:02.


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How do we create a coupon to use? I'm wanting to try it out on purchasing a bundle.

Thanks

 

Coupon Benefits:

Additional 10% off anything over $10 (except Gold).
Is valid for all bundles — including those with existing discounts.
Coupon is valid seven (7) days from date of issue.
Coupon is replenished on the following day it's used; the replenish rate is once per day.

 

https://worldoftanks.com/en/news/premium-shop/pz-kpfw-2-ausf-j-1019/







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