World of Warcraft awash with scams: See how they work

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World of Warcraft scamsIf you're one of the more than 11 million players of the immensely popular online game World of Warcraft, you also are the target of numerous scams that prey on users' zeal for competition.

Our partners at (whose search bar in featured on the Consumer Ally page) have visually depicted how the scams work in an elaborate informational graphic seen in a shrunken form (on right).

Ironically, many of the scams target players trying to purchase tools to enable them to cheat the system.

Victims of World of Warcraft scams can lose anything from cash to their passwords. is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation and gives users a chance to see what other consumers have experienced with a wide range of sites.
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