Fraudulent ESO Keys Banned

A post on the Elder Scrolls Online website from last week explains that they've seen a spike in the use of "fraudulently obtained" digital game keys for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, and are deactivating all game accounts created with "such stolen keys" beginning today (thanks HARDOCP). They have a very lengthy list of places to obtain legitimate keys, and say that they are contacting those whose accounts are being closed with instructions on how to go straight, albeit with an additional purchase. They also explain the issue with the keys being revoked:
The companies selling stolen keys make a practice of using stolen credit cards, or misappropriating credit card information from their own customers to buy codes from legitimate retailers. Often these companies have the lowest price available anywhere for the digital item they are selling. Customers who purchase from these vendors are at increased risk for identity theft.

Extreme discounting below the published prices on our website may be a clue that the digital key purchased for the game may have been fraudulently obtained.
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May 27, 2015, 09:45
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May 27, 2015, 09:45
 Quboid
 
These weren't simply purchased in bulk somewhere cheap and then resold, these were purchased using stolen credit card info. That's completely illegal and nobody should expect to keep such goods.

Also these players are not Bethesda's customers. Bethesda would be screwing their actual customers if they let someone else's customers (a CC thief and some resellers) pay half as much. Many would hold ill-will towards Bethesda and me thinking that that is stupid doesn't change anything but it's worth remembering that Bethesda aren't doing anything to their customers.
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