Xbox Live Gold Membership Scam – Buyer Beware UPDATED
Over on Reddit there is a ton of talk about third party dealers handing out a phony Xbox Live 12-month gold membership code. This code doesn’t appear to add anything to your membership and never shows as used or expired. The biggest concern is that now it appears to be getting Microsoft’s attention and they are swinging the ban hammer and banning accounts. Please be careful on where you are getting your Xbox Live subscriptions from. The code in question is below:
If you get this code from anywhere – DO NOT USE IT!!!!
Hopefully Microsoft can help those who have been scammed but it also helps to not purchase from shady vendors. Remember, if the deal is too good to be true, it probably is. What do you think about this situation? Let us know in the comment section below!
Edit: Major nelson has confirmed via Twitter this code is old testing code that is no longer used, if used you will see an error code.
You will not recieve a ban for using this, but please still remain vigilant and do not be scammed.
Source – Reddit