I was unfortunate enough to wake up with 12 WOW charges on my bank account for $25.00 a piece.
Since yesterday (when this all began) I have done quite a bit of reading on fraudulent charges and Blizzard. I located many message boards and posts on this issue dating back to 2007.
The purpose of this post is to get and receive insight.
My bank and Blizzard were contacted. My bank account was closed to stop charges. Blizzard informed me that the charges were for "Character Transfers" and that the charges were indeed fraudulent.
What I'm curious about and can't get clear answers to is the following.
1) The account they used to generate new charges was closed months ago.
2) I can only imagine that the "Character Transfers" were in order to facilitate gold mining. In my reading it seems that people who mine are constantly having their accounts closed, i.e. they need new ones and this is a way to get them.
So, there's my insight and update on this problem.
If anyone has any other information or ideally specifics on Blizzard and bogus charges I'm all ears.
One other note. In the pages and pages I read concerning this most of the people encounter charges anywhere from $14.95 to $25.00 as the norm. One unlucky person was nailed for $30K....FYI