Avoiding In-Game Scams

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A scam is the act of acquiring items or any other possession from another player through misinformation, confusion, or fraud. Confirmed scammers risk account suspension or closure. Take appropriate measures to protect yourself, as restoration is not guaranteed.

  • If we can verify a scam took place in World of Warcraft, we will assist where possible. 
  • We don't assist with Diablo III scams. See our Diablo III Restorations page for more information.

Tips to Avoid Scams and Theft

World of Warcraft

  • Don't give items or gold to anyone you don't trust.
  • Double-check prices in the auction house.
  • Blizzard employees will never ask you for items or gold.
  • Don't purchase Blizzard Shop codes for in-game currency.

Diablo III

  • Don't drop items on the ground.
  • Don't lend items to anyone you don't trust.
  • Pay attention to all trade transactions.
  • Don't run scripts or addons from players you don't know.
  • Blizzard employees will never ask you for items or gold.

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