The scam/theft digital marketplace Game2dl.net has been shut down

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  1. Saiyan Lusitano
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    Game2dl.net was a digital marketplace much like G2A/Kinguin (very dodgy marketplaces too) where you'd buy keys or accounts for very cheap and then the next day, hours, week or a month after it wouldn't work anymore. After so many complains on Trustpilot they appear to have ditched it completely.

    But that's probably not the end for Game2dl.net, instead, they might just have rebranded themselves differently. On Twitter I noticed that a new digital gaming marketplace by the name of "CodesWholesale" wanted to work in cooperation with these con-artists, so, the signs are all there.

    In order to buy or sell at CodesWholesale you need to make an account so everything that happens can't be seen without registering first.

    EDIT: Here's a screenshot as evidence, taken from a Trustpilot review.

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    Edit 2:

    Feel free to check out what Game2dl.net was and looked like via the Wayback Machine.
     
    Last edited by Saiyan Lusitano, Apr 29, 2017 - Reason: Added Wayback Machine link to the post.


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    Sites that sell accounts are a tell tale giveaway that they are not to be trusted.

    Good they shut down but for it, 5 others take its place.
     
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    Boohoo @ "their scammers" malarkey.

    Just because you hate reselling doesn't make it a nefarious act, Just because your corporate overlord says "We dun like used sales" doesn't mean you have to go along with it.
     
  4. Saiyan Lusitano
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    Exactly. There's a lot of stupid people who'd still buy from them because of their low prices.
    You completely missed the point. They sold stolen accounts with credit cards' information and keys.
     
  5. Vieela

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    I never liked those cheap-selling keys websites. I have a lot of friends who has been scammed by these.
     
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    It's a never ending cycle.
    I mean, Nigerian email scams are specifically made so that the most gullible of the gullible people fall for it.
    Old people get tricked into purchasing expensive computers they don't need.
    Dumn idiots get scammed out of their money by purchasing extremely cheap shit from shady sales people (you know the kind of person who approaches you at a petrol station and offers cheap gold necklaces and or people who sell audio equipment out of the back of their van etc)
     
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    How are people so gullible? Lol
     
  8. jimbo13

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    The same "buy shit with a stolen CC, and resell it" scam happens on ebay and Amazon too, stop the fear mongering against G2A.
     
  9. Vieela

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    I think you are mixing stuff up. We aren't saying G2A is necessarily a bad website.
    It's a dodgy website,not necessarily bad.
     
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    I don't know if you're the Pogba in the "evidence" but screenshotting a random review isn't exactly evidence of anything. I could find a review for Burger King saying that their burgers are made from chopped up maggots and their cheese is made of human breast milk from Guy Fieri, but that doesn't mean it's true. Yeah, these key seller websites are shady, but you can't just claim you have evidence of something when you don't.
     
  11. Vieela

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    Click the link for trustpilot. There's a bunch of other reviews. Even trustpilots quote the fact they sold fake products for 5-star rating.
    Correction: They would give free products in exchange of 5star ratings *
     
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  12. Saiyan Lusitano
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    No, I'm not Pogba. There are thousands of users who complained about Game2dl via Trustpilot, Twitter and other websites so this isn't a case of a few buyers being wronged.
     
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    G2A sells stolen keys and scams their customers, Kinguin sells stolen keys, scams their customers.
    Does anyone care anymore? Yes, devs do. They're hurt from chargebacks made by scammers, losing millions of money.

    Another scam theft digital marketplace got shutdown? First, look at site yourself: Looks fishy? Don't buy anything from it. Common sense, use it.
    This is why most idiots get scammed from these Bitcoin doublers. They trust everything they see, then cry on internet that they got scammed out of whooping 4BTC [1BTC= $1,740 last time i checked]
     
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    I recall reading about people buying Windows keys from this site only to have them end up being counterfeit keys weeks later.
     
  15. Saiyan Lusitano
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    Were they really surprised? I suppose so, but with the price being so low they should've expected it to be revoked at any moment.
     
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    Why does it matter if such stupid sites get shut down? Only people who lose out are shady people, big loss.
     
  17. lcie nimbus

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    because, those "shady people" have customers.....and we like to see justice triumph once in a whileB-), but not that it really matters, the people who ran this site will have another one up and running in less than a week, guaranteed.
     
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    Meh, I couldn't care less about these people who get ripped off and fall for that crap XD
     
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    this reminds me of the time i was in a market (it happened in the US) that this one smelly cunt sold me a pack of pokemon cards for a buck and they were all fake...

    And then you gringos say we're the scammers...

    (by gringos I mean trump supporters :v )
     
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    The problem is that shit like this doesn't just hurt "the idiots who get ripped off", it also hurts developers because they need to deal with the chargebacks that inevitably happen.
     
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