>LOOT SELLERS & CHEATERS BEWARE !!! THE DARK KNIGHT WILL CATCH YOU !!!
Well I have to tell you I found alot out about how things work at Zynga. The big thing is from Zynga Security and what they do know and what they dont know.
Over the weekend I attended the PAC conference at the Zynga Headquarters along with numerous others in the game. They gave us a real picture of how things work & the procedures of how things get done. One of the most interesting parts was when the Director of Security Operations, The Dark Knight, came in to talk to us.
Lets just say it was illuminating to say the least. If you think you are getting over on Zynga, think again. They know exactly whats going on, they know who the loot sellers are, they know who the people are who are exploiting the game and if you are one of them you should be very worried. They will get you and have gotten plenty of them and more will be brought down in the future.
Let me give you a couple of examples :
1. There was someone from jolly olde England, Ashley Mitchell, 29, who stole over $12 million in Zynga Poker chips and was selling them on the black market. He got caught and is now in jail and being prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
2. There was someone who was recently caught running over 10,000 loot accounts with a staff of 100 people working for him. Well all those account were closed and he will never be able to get another one again or a Facebook account either. What will happen legally to them has not been released yet but you can bet it will be serious.
You may ask what about the trading of loot for Game Cards ? Dont do it !!! What about those who do it for donations ? Think again. This is still cheating in the eyes of Zynga.
Now comes the big question you are all going to ask what about Brawler, Linkanator switch, etc… Well while Zynga doesn’t approve of these they are also not going out of their way to go after those of us who use them as long as we dont abuse them and run then 24 /7. But remember they dont approve of them so use them at you own risk but from what I got and others did was as long as these bookmarklets aren’t abused then we are pretty much safe. But things can change in the future, you never know.
So what about these pop ups saying they are checking our accounts.Well they really are checking them and something has flagged them and it was not a computer that put the so called Soft Ban on it. Real people do it. Now just so you know it could be something simple they saw that met their criteria for them to look at the account.
They will review it and determine what it is and for the most part if you did nothing wrong you will be back playing fairly quickly. It does take some time so be patient, they are actually being looked at by humans, not computers. And they will be very fair with you but the pop up will stay until they clear the account.
The bottom-line here is that The Zynga Security Team knows who the cheaters are and will get them but like any good legal team they have to confirm all the evidence before acting. They will not ban you unless 100% sure and from what I have seen they do a very thorough job & are very fair.
So to all those who think they can get over on Zynga, whatever game it may be, Think again. The Dark Knight and his expert team are on the job and will get you.