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Beware the Scammers

Posted by Suzie Ford on Mar 22, 2011  | Comments

Beware the Scammers - Star Wars: The Old Republic -

Bioware devs have posted a new warning for fans thinking they're receiving a beta key or buying a Star Wars: The Old Republic account. The team reminds fans that the procedure for beta invites and key giveaways have been outlined on the official site and those are the only authentic methods.

Furthermore, the sale of accounts with access to the Game Testing Program is strictly prohibited by the Game Testing Agreement. We closely monitor the activities of all accounts involved in the Game Testing Program, and are quick to notice accounts that change hands. In the event that an account in the Game Testing Program does change ownership, we immediately take action to the fullest extent possible, including permanently banning the account from the Service.

When we send out invites to the Game Testing Program, the first step is receiving an e-mail from After you receive this e-mail, you will also be able to see the invitation and further instructions at (if you are logged in to your account). You may encounter e-mail scams that indicate you have been invited to the Game Testing Program - please make sure to thoroughly examine the e-mail and don't click any links unless you are sure it is authentic (make sure to expand the information about the sender, and check for spelling errors or other tricks that scammers often use). If you receive an e-mail and are in doubt or are concerned about its validity, please forward your concerns to

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom