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Goldspammers have random names

Lord.BachusLord.Bachus Den HelderPosts: 9,065Member Uncommon

I found that 90% of the golspammers have random names ( random letter combintions sometimes with numbers).  I was surprised to find out that also their accountnames where random names... Which really surprised me and made me think..

 

i came to the conclusion that..

 

a) goldspammers hack accounts and change the accountnames..... ( not possible)

b) goldspammers buy their game and account just like any other players. ( highly unlikely)

c) Zenimax has special free accounts for goldsellers with random names (cant be true)

d) Goldspammers have hacked Zenimax account system and can create as many accounts as they want..

 

just cant figure out any other reasoning behind goldspammers using mostly accounts with random names..

 

 

maybe i am wrong, in general i am not a believer in a conspiracy theory, but this time...

 

 

 

i hope someone can tell me the reasoning behind those random generated names of the goldspammers.

 

Best MMO experiences : EQ(PvE), DAoC(PvP), WoW(total package) LOTRO (worldfeel) GW2 (Artstyle and animations and worlddesign) SWTOR (Story immersion) TSW (story) ESO (character advancement)

Comments

  • PyatraPyatra Kansas City, KSPosts: 644Member
    Key gen probably.
  • funconfuncon Key West, FLPosts: 258Member
    this game is flooded with gold spammers
  • NaeviusNaevius Houston, TXPosts: 334Member Uncommon

    And thhe correct answer is:

    e) Stolen credit card info -> open several (normal) accounts -> use until card is canceled/accounts are closed.

    (so basically (b), but for free.)

  • Lord.BachusLord.Bachus Den HelderPosts: 9,065Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Naevius

    And thhe correct answer is:

    e) Stolen credit card info -> open several (normal) accounts -> use until card is canceled/accounts are closed.

    (so basically (b), but for free.)

    Yes, i can see how this would work.....  

     

    So obvious and i didnt see it 

    Best MMO experiences : EQ(PvE), DAoC(PvP), WoW(total package) LOTRO (worldfeel) GW2 (Artstyle and animations and worlddesign) SWTOR (Story immersion) TSW (story) ESO (character advancement)

  • Lord.BachusLord.Bachus Den HelderPosts: 9,065Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Lord.Bachus
    Originally posted by Naevius

    And thhe correct answer is:

    e) Stolen credit card info -> open several (normal) accounts -> use until card is canceled/accounts are closed.

    (so basically (b), but for free.)

    Yes, i can see how this would work.....  

     

    So obvious and i didnt see it 

    Indicating the criminal nature of these goldsellers...

     

    why are some people foolish enough to buy stuff with these people...  

    Handing over their credit card info to them in the process

    Best MMO experiences : EQ(PvE), DAoC(PvP), WoW(total package) LOTRO (worldfeel) GW2 (Artstyle and animations and worlddesign) SWTOR (Story immersion) TSW (story) ESO (character advancement)

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,221Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Lord.Bachus
    Originally posted by Lord.Bachus
    Originally posted by Naevius

    And thhe correct answer is:

    e) Stolen credit card info -> open several (normal) accounts -> use until card is canceled/accounts are closed.

    (so basically (b), but for free.)

    Yes, i can see how this would work.....  

    So obvious and i didnt see it 

    Indicating the criminal nature of these goldsellers...

    why are some people foolish enough to buy stuff with these people...  

    Handing over their credit card info to them in the process

    They do use stolen credit card info and the like. People using these services would like use PayPal, some such similar transfer medium, or a throwaway payment card rather than their personal card info.

  • AwDiddumsAwDiddums Great YarmouthPosts: 397Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Lord.Bachus
    Originally posted by Lord.Bachus
    Originally posted by Naevius

    And thhe correct answer is:

    e) Stolen credit card info -> open several (normal) accounts -> use until card is canceled/accounts are closed.

    (so basically (b), but for free.)

    Yes, i can see how this would work.....  

     

    So obvious and i didnt see it 

    Indicating the criminal nature of these goldsellers...

     

    why are some people foolish enough to buy stuff with these people...  

    Handing over their credit card info to them in the process

    Rinse and repeat if they are dealing with stolen CC, the gold buyer then becomes the unwitting investor in a new Gold selling account.

  • angerbeaverangerbeaver Dorval, QCPosts: 871Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Lord.Bachus
    Originally posted by Lord.Bachus
    Originally posted by Naevius

    And thhe correct answer is:

    e) Stolen credit card info -> open several (normal) accounts -> use until card is canceled/accounts are closed.

    (so basically (b), but for free.)

    Yes, i can see how this would work.....  

     

    So obvious and i didnt see it 

    Indicating the criminal nature of these goldsellers...

     

    why are some people foolish enough to buy stuff with these people...  

    Handing over their credit card info to them in the process

    Greed.

  • cheyanecheyane Rome Posts: 3,002Member Uncommon
    That is why I loath the people who buy from them they need to be crushed and ground to dust. image

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  • AwDiddumsAwDiddums Great YarmouthPosts: 397Member Uncommon

    Also due to the duping/hacks and Gold selling epidemic within ESO I have reluctantly cancelled my subscription before my free month was up.

    Once they sort themselves out, get a grip of the situation I would love to come back to the game, but not until I see them taking seriously the importance of acting on players reports of hacks/dupes/goldsellers.

    I'm sure I'm not alone in being disappointed in how these issues are being dealt with, inaction will lead to more frustration from those who just want to play the game, and not looking to make a fast buck.

    Sorry to derail the thread, but I felt my own issue with the current situation was worth mentioning.

     

     

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,221Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by cheyane
    That is why I loath the people who buy from them they need to be crushed and ground to dust. image

    The buyers are actually the problem. I don't think they need to be ground to dust, but if that factor would be removed in some way then the sellers would dry up.

  • Lord.BachusLord.Bachus Den HelderPosts: 9,065Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Originally posted by cheyane
    That is why I loath the people who buy from them they need to be crushed and ground to dust. image

    The buyers are actually the problem. I don't think they need to be ground to dust, but if that factor would be removed in some way then the sellers would dry up.

    So true...   If nobody buys this stuff from them, they will go away, as their only reason to be here is making money

    Best MMO experiences : EQ(PvE), DAoC(PvP), WoW(total package) LOTRO (worldfeel) GW2 (Artstyle and animations and worlddesign) SWTOR (Story immersion) TSW (story) ESO (character advancement)

  • cheyanecheyane Rome Posts: 3,002Member Uncommon
    They are ruining every game that is why the buyers need to be crushed and ground to dust.  Every game that has come out in some way or another even duping is all related to gold selling.

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  • OnigodOnigod Noord-HollandPosts: 688Member
    Thanks for stating out the obvious...  none would have ever figured this out without you.
  • ForeverdreamForeverdream burkesville, KYPosts: 94Member

    i've said it before and will again.

     

    Goldsellers infect mmo's not because of buyers but because of potential buyers. You CAN NoT get rid of them. You could try but it won't ever happen. Hell even indie niche games got them. 

     

    they're here to stay, deal with it.  Why ? cause devs are lazy and wont combatant them.

  • cheyanecheyane Rome Posts: 3,002Member Uncommon

    There was this interview wait let me get it ....

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWvHcoqru7I

     

    Where he talks about legal ways to do it. It is so frightening that even legally they can do so much. What more illegally.

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  • DibdabsDibdabs FelvershamPosts: 2,604Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Naevius

    And thhe correct answer is:

    e) Stolen credit card info -> open several (normal) accounts -> use until card is canceled/accounts are closed.

    (so basically (b), but for free.)

    Of course once some suckers have bought gold via their credit cards, they've just given the goldseller another credit card to use.  Some people never learn.  :D

  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDPosts: 16,915Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Originally posted by cheyane
    That is why I loath the people who buy from them they need to be crushed and ground to dust. image

    The buyers are actually the problem. I don't think they need to be ground to dust, but if that factor would be removed in some way then the sellers would dry up.

    My thought as well on it. It's why I never blamed devs for going the F2P route or using micro transactions. IF people are willing to give to third parties for an advantage, companies might as well take advantage of people wanting that convenience, not to mention earning that extra loot.

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