in Mother Russia, guys buys account, account gets stolen, thief is found selling account.
This even made it on Russian TV:
According to Dmitry Postnikov, the head of the Criminal Investigation Department from the Nizhny Novgorod region, last year the police received a report from a player that had his account, which he had bought for 70 thousand rubles, the equivalent of 880 Euros and 970 Us Dollars (give or take), had been stolen.
The criminal investigators found that the thief, who has on his record 2 other crimes in the online gaming field and 2 more on fraud, was attempting on selling the account online.
This seems to be a growing recurrence, Postnikov said:
“Many people are now addicted to online games, spending on them, at times, large amounts of money. They buy accounts, get to play the tanks and planes.”
“(…) the tanks, of course, virtual, but the money paid for them is quite real “
“Last year, we had similar reports from 6 other citizens. I think that the number of crimes in this area will continue to grow “ (Don’t forget this is from one region only)
I wonder if the person who sent the report to the police still kept his account as its illegal to buy them.