Thieves use free-to-play games to turn stolen credit-card numbers into cash

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Its all fun and games until those credit card numbers get diverted from a trade with the Russian mafia.

Money laundering through online games was the major theme of the Neal Stephenson novel Reamde.


Why can’t these in-game currencies be um, watermarked(?) to be tied to their owners, and currency trading banned?

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Because then the game company would not sell as much in game currency and would make less profit.


I got two words for ya: Gold Farmers.


These grey markets are cancer, is G2G related to G2A?

So regulate the fuckers.

Dammit. Reality is taking all the fun out of my cyberpunk.

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