Guide on How to Avoid Scams

Scams in World of Warcraft are plentiful and commonplace nowadays within the community, from websites trying to fish out your personal information and install keyloggers, to powerleveling services who take your account from you, to people overpricing items within the Auction House, scamming is a dangerous thing to encounter. With this guide, you will be able to identify and avoid the most common sorts of scamming, and possibly revert an unfavorable situation if it happened within World of Warcraft.

Scamming is one of the oldest practices in World of Warcraft, and it has many different forms. Some scams are done to the player through the in-game system, meaning Trade Channels or Auction House, some promise 'cheats' or other goodies if you visit certain sites, some are just player-to-player trades that involve accounts, some want real information out of you, all ending up with the purpose of having you lose your gold, items, and possibly account.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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