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I need to purchase a CD Key and Time Card. Can I buy from any site online?

Purchasing of WoW Game Time Subscription Codes can cause your WoW Account to get suspended if you purchase them on the internet.


EXPLOIT IN WOW SYSTEM
There is an exploit in WoW system that is allowing scammers to sell duplicated codes that can be used to activate your WoW Account. These codes are purchased through World of Warcraft website which they use stolen credit cards to purchase them. When a chargeback is filed, that code is then flagged, and if applied to your World of Warcraft account. What they then do is sell these wow time codes to internet websites, which then sell them below the normal cost. When you take that code, and then activate it through Blizzard management, your account is then suspended shortly afterwards.


WHAT TIME CODES ARE AFFECTED?
Codes that are sold on internet websites could be stolen. These are usually codes that are under the cost of what Blizzard is selling on their website. Some of the codes have been found being sold on online forums, ebay, and other related websites. Anyone that speaks to you with a foreign accent (especially chinese), are likely selling you duplicated codes.


WHAT TYPE CODES ARE AFFECTED?
Time codes are sold in 30, 60, 90, and 180 day codes. Any code that was purchased illegally is affected by this recent scam.


WHAT CODES ARE NOT AFFECTED?
Codes that are sold at major retail stores.


ARE YOUR TIME CODES AFFECTED?
No, we purchase our time codes directly from BestBuy and stop up usually when they have a major sale.


WHERE CAN I BUY THESE CODES?
Multiple major retail chains sell these codes

  • EB GAMES
  • GAMESTOP
  • TARGET
  • WAL MART
  • BEST BUY
  • Any Major Retail Store

However, if you want to purchase them online, we recommend that you buy a time code directly off World of Warcraft website if you plan to use that to activate your World of Warcraft account.

If you have recently purchased a World of Warcraft account directly from us, we do not recommend purchasing from World of Warcraft website, but rather at a major retail chain or directly from us who buys them from the retail chains.


WHAT HAPPENS IF MY WOW ACCOUNT WAS SUSPENDED?
Unfortunately, there is little you can do. Just email Blizzard and continue to talk to them and just tell them you were looking for a deal on keys so you shopped around, and that you did not know they were stolen. If they turn you down, try a different agent. Eventually they may assist you in resolving the issue.

Place it safe, and buy safely!

 



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22nd of February, 2010

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