U-M Apartment Raided In Possible ‘World Of Warcraft’ Scam

ANN ARBOR (WWJ) – Investigators say a federal raid of a University of Michigan apartment is tied to the online role-playing game “World of Warcraft.”

Last week’s FBI search at University Towers centered around whether someone was setting up phony bank accounts to trade “virtual currency” for use in the game. Serious players often use real money to purchase virtual currency to enhance their characters.

According to AnnArbor.com, some people, called “gold farmers,” work to accumulate as much virtual currency as fast as possible, and then auction it off on the Internet to other players in exchange for cash.

The two students who live at the apartment told AnnArbor.com the FBI have the wrong people and they don’t even play the virtual game. So far, no arrests have been made.

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  1. Will says:

    So someone is selling something someone is willing to pay for. What was the crime again?

  2. bryan says:

    Two counts of first degree nerder.

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