Protect Your WoW Gold! The Chat Script Scam!
As if it couldn’t get any worse, there’s another scam going around that’s been taking people’s WoW gold left and right. It’s another chat scam but something that’s a bit more refined than the last one we talked about where a script automatically traded your gold to the scammer without even seeing it.
This time around, the scammer will have full access to your interface even while you are playing and can do actions right before your eyes. Of course, the goal of this scam is surely focused on obtaining as much WoW gold as possible, but other WoW items may be on the menu for them as this chat script makes no distinction as to what the scammer can steal from a player.
WoW Gold Chat Scam Rundown
The premise of the scam is simple: The scammer pretends to be part of a top tier guild on your server by having a guild tag similar to them but with a single character off. Something along the lines of hey im mvp’ or whatever allowable variation guild names can have. He then proceeds to coax their victims with whatever promise of a good trade on WoW mounts, WoW items, PvP carries – you name it, he’ll pretend to offer it.
But before all of that, he’s going to ask you to enter a command in your chat for some stupid reason. If you are gullible enough to enter this command line, well, ggwp, he’s got his hooks onto your interface.
There is never going to be a reason to enter command lines into your chat for any action. The only time you’ll ever be doing this is due to your own volition in modding and whatnot. The bottom line here is that you should NEVER input any command line into your chat for any reason, EVER. It’ll keep your WoW gold safe and, more importantly, keep you from going insane for losing all those WoW items in the first place to a scammer. For more specifics on the scam, check here for a full rundown on the chat script scam.