WoW Gold with paypal

rivers89 asked 2 years ago

My friend decided to do a little hacking around and found some guys pay pal account with like 7,000$ in it. My friend thought he wouldn't notice a few 100$ missing so he bought himself wow gold. I think the exact amount was like 134.42$. Just so happens that the guy he hacked was a guy I game with on the pc. He was telling me about how pay pal is going to try and track his ip.

Being the good friend that I'm. I told my buddy, Hey man u better change that **** or they going to catch up to you and charge you with the fees. I also told him that he was stupid in the 1st place for doing this and that he should pay the piper for it.

Anyways, on to my question, Since pay pal is onto him and tracing his ip, is there a way to try and change his ip? I tried the change ip method with the whole run/cmd/ipconfig/release stuff in the tutorial. But I still have the same ip. I have comcast internet, and I use wireless. So what I'm thinking is I'm going to have to call comcast and request them to setup a new ip address??? The modem is on the top floor and the router is my basement.

Please any suggestions would be kick ass. My friend is 19 and I fear that he is going to be prostituted. I don't want to see my friend go to jail over a stupid video game like "World Of Warcraft"

3 Answers
Cody Robertson Staff answered 2 years ago

I am rather uncomfortable about this message. You are asking us to be an accessory after a crime (theft).

I'm personally not a legal guy, so my thoughts about his may be incorrect. However I believe you are asking members of this forum to break the law. And while I have no wish to see your friend in jail over such a matter, he has none-the-less committed theft.

I believe a more honest strategy would be for your friend to contact PayPal and ask to make this matter right by paying back the money involved. I believe that many people will be willing to accept this gesture without wanting retribution - you may be pleasantly surprised by the response. As I can understand your friend wants to remain anonymous in the initial approach, perhaps a phone call to PayPal on a public telephone may be one way to proceed.

Toddie answered 2 years ago

[QUOTE=rivers89;1576]My friend decided to do a little hacking around and found some guys pay pal account with like 7,000$ in it. My friend thought he wouldn't notice a few 100$ missing so he bought himself wow gold. I think the exact amount was like 134.42$. Just so happens that the guy he hacked was a guy I game with on the pc. He was telling me about how pay pal is going to try and track his ip.[/quote]

lol @ amateur hackers

[QUOTE=rivers89;1576]
Being the good friend that I'm. I told my buddy, Hey man u better change that **** or they going to catch up to you and charge you with the fees. I also told him that he was stupid in the 1st place for doing this and that he should pay the piper for it.[/quote]

He will.

[QUOTE=rivers89;1576]
Anyways, on to my question, Since pay pal is onto him and tracing his ip, is there a way to try and change his ip? I tried the change ip method with the whole run/cmd/ipconfig/release stuff in the tutorial. But I still have the same ip. I have comcast internet, and I use wireless. So what I'm thinking is I'm going to have to call comcast and request them to setup a new ip address??? The modem is on the top floor and the router is my basement.
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too little too late

[QUOTE=rivers89;1576]
Please any suggestions would be kick ass. My friend is 19 and I fear that he is going to be prostituted. I don't want to see my friend go to jail over a stupid video game like "World Of Warcraft"[/QUOTE]

LOL at prostitute! you mean prosecute.

when he gets out of jail and wants to try again, next time he should use his laptop and a free wifi (wireless internet connection) like outside of a coffee shop or library.

all he can do now is try to cover up what evidence he has left and hope to god that when they trace the ip, that they cannot prove it was him personally on the other end of the computer.

reformat the computer and fill it back up with info to make sure it is erased
or use a gigantic magnet on the HD lol.

hook up wireless internet and leave the password protection off to add credibility that it may have been another person using your ip address.
depending on all the things he did it may already be too late.

I bet he transferred the gold to his main WoW account didn't he
LOL with all his personal credentials instead of a proxied mule account

you may have a lot of tracks to cover up.
they already found his ip address but just that alone is not always enough.

good luck.

sixit answered 2 years ago

[QUOTE=rivers89;1576]I don't want to see my friend go to jail over a stupid video game like "World Of Warcraft"[/QUOTE]

Let me be very clear here: this has NOTHING to do with a game, WoW or otherwise. 😡 Your friend did something more than stupid - he committed a crime. Actually, he committed several, many of which are turned over to the FBI since they are federal in nature. There is nothing he can do to escape prosecution except turn himself into the authorities and have cash in hand for both bail and restitution; IANAL, so confirm this with a proper attorney... your friend needs one anyway. The sooner the better in all cases.

Your friend's life is at a crossroads that will, in all likelihood, determine how the rest of his life is lived. The best choice is going to be the hardest one of all in the beginning. It is worth it, though, as the alternative is the path taken by so many who end up in various stages of poverty and/or the penal system. This is an opportunity for your friend to stand up and be a man and learn from this. The more he avoids it the worse it will be for him, now and for the remainder of his life forevermore. But regardless, this is going to be a very expensive crisis in his life in terms of money, in time, and in harsh experience.

He should contact his victim and explain up-front what he did and offer to pay back the money immediately with interest as well as pay for any costs the victim incurred. This might curry the favor of the victim who may be persuaded to not press charges on the theft.

That won't make all of your friend's impending problems go away, however, since the theft was not the only law he broke. In addition to potential state and local laws, your friend unfortunately also chose to violate some very serious federal laws including possibly some U.S. anti-terrorism laws. Again, talk to a lawyer. Now.

Furthermore, at 19 he is now a legal adult and will be handled as such; pray the prosecutors and judges he face will be lenient on him. If he is proactive in giving the victim restitution and turns himself into the local federal prosecutor's office or FBI office (again, check with a lawyer first) he might come out of this with minimal prison time (hope for probation), a few misdemeanors, and only costing him a few thousand dollars. But he has to be a man about this now.

This won't happen, though, if he keeps trying to avoid the authorities. You see, your friend faces multiple charges, some of which are felonies that carry federal prison time, and spending tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines, legal bills, court costs (perhaps the most expensive of all), and restitution to the victim and the companies. All of which could take 10, 20, or 30 or more years to repay. Which won't be easy because he won't be able to afford college and certainly won't have a job paying anything near what he'll need to quickly pay off his debts.

Other than being found Not Guilty (highly unlikely from what you told us), the only possible way I know to avoid as much the above as possible is to get an attorney, and with her or his help be proactive like I described above. As soon as possible.

Lastly, tell him to keep his attorney's card as he'll probably be sued by the victim, PayPal, and World of Warcraft. Oh, and you might want to get one too.

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