This story comes to us via email from the other side of the big pond. (That’s the EU to you European readers…so yeah…it came from you.)
Now, there have been several threads over here on the NA server about how to use in-game coupons and do they really work and things along that line. Most are met with the usual trolls attacking the poster for being stupid, not knowing how to use a coupon, and other Wargaming yes man bullshit.
Well, folks, there may be more to this whole coupon thing than meets the eye.
This particular player from Croatia had an in-game coupon for the Skorpion G for 20% off. So, he figured he’d order since that put it in his price range.
So he did. He ordered it. He used the coupon. Now here comes the funny part: In the game screen transaction, it showed that he got the discount.
So he gets his Paypal bill a few days later and notices that they charged him full price for it. He immediately sends in a ticket:
Now, first off, that a company shows you one thing and then charges you another is classified as textbook fraud. I mean seriously, the math is supposed to be all done at the same time so that, quite literally, what you see is what you fucking get.
Not with Wargaming though. I mean, who REALLY looks at their statements and dissects them to make sure they weren’t overcharged for every item they purchase?
Folks, you need to.
So these fucking morons (also known as customer service) send this back to him:
What a fucking joke. What are they, two years old? Who words that shit?
So a couple days go by and he gets this (he did not contact them again at this point, he had simply waited to hear from them):
OK…first things first:
Terrance Sweetwater?!?! IN FUCKING EUROPE?!?!
I went to high school with a dude named Terrance Sweetwater. He was a black dude that stood 6 foot 7 and played power forward on the basketball team.
OK, as full of shit as that looks on its face, lets soldier on.
Notice that he doesn’t offer a refund at all, but only gold.
THAT IS FUCKING ILLEGAL YOU PRICK!!!
YOU STOLE HIS MONEY. YOU OWE HIM MONEY.
Now, if that was me, I would have immediately alerted Paypal, my credit card company, and started a fraud report against them for that bullshit.
Turns out though that Wargaming got lucky. The guy they were dealing with is a shitload more forgiving than I am. He was pretty much Kool & the Gang with it:
He brings up a very, very good point:
The reason Wargaming does shit like this is to INTENTIONALLY bilk their customers out of every single dime they can.
“OH, we fucked up? We’re sorry! Have some in game gold that cost us nothing while we keep your fucking hard earned money.”
That is exactly what they’re doing, folks. And yet another auto-bot, we-don’t-give-a-fuck Parthian shot, they leave him with this:
In other words: We just fucked you over, stole your money, and we don’t give a shit. Now fuck off.
So folks, the next time you see another thread on in-game coupons, remember this article. This is no accident. They are doing this shit INTENTIONALLY to make extra money.
With this coupon scam, Wargaming have gone beyond inept to full-blown, outright fraud.
Check your statements carefully, folks. You have been warned.