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Scammers use WeakAuras to steal gold in World of Warcraft

16
Jun
2021
Scammers use WeakAuras to steal gold in World of Warcraft

When scammers target gamers, they are typically pursuing gaming accounts. Today, we’re discussing a different target: players’ gold. As games go, the massively popular World of Warcraft sees scammers target players on a regular basis, one day threatening them with a ban for alleged cheating, the next seeming to offer virtual pets (but not really; it’s a scam, after all).

A user nicknamed Legitamasterr posted on Reddit in late May, describing an original scam used at the World of Warcraft Classic Auction House. The player, who was trying to buy a stack of Chronoboon Displacers for 66 gold coins, instead had more than 11,000 gold coins deducted from his account. He had become a victim of a malicious script in an add-on he had installed. Here is how to protect yourself and avoid a similar fate in World of Warcraft Classic.

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