Been gone for a bit, but hopefully posting will be a bit more consistent next week. I just had to pop on and tell you about the latest gold seller scam.
I was over at the exodar on my auction house character checking on epic weapons for some of my alts as they level and I saw this message:
WTB [Krol Blade] 300g
Nothing too odd about that. I actually had just seen one on the AH for 200bid/250BO. I thought he must have just logged on and had a macro he hit whenever he logged on hoping to get his epic but hadn’t checked the AH yet. I was at the inn at the time trick-or-treating, and just figured someone made an easy 50g or he was already on his way to the AH. However, as I was heading back to the AH a few minutes later, he posted the same message again. I did a /who and sure enough he was a 32 hunter in SW. Thinking he was a newbie and not wanting to take advantage (and not thinking about how a newb that can’t find the AH could have 300g at level 32), I started a conversation (including his grammar and spelling):
Znodis: There’s a Blade on the AH for 250g
Scammer: You have blade to buy?
Z: No, there’s one on the AH.
S: I buy blade for 300g.
Z: Just go to the weapon’s tab and search for Krol Blade.
S: I no undresand want Krol Blade.
S: You sell for 300g?
S: I buy 300g.
Z: No. Ask a guard how to get to the AH if you don’t know.
S: /trade WTB [Krol Blade] 300g.
A short while later he started up again with his macro in /trade. So there you go a new step 2.
Step 1: Loot a BoE epic.
Step 2: List it on AH, then get on an alt and offer to buy it for
less(oops) more than the BO.
Step 3: Logout when the auction sells and don’t pay the guy. PROFIT!!!