Hello readers again! Sorry about the long wait (scary computer problems). Today I am going to talk to you about security problems on Wizard101. I have recently encountered many security flaws on Wizard101, including hacking, frauding and other crazy things. Wizard101 is the target for many online predators, many of who are fully-grown adults aged 60 or 70. Here is the link to an article I found about it: Wizard101 Internet Predators
A few months ago, one of my friends, Tyler Waterslinger, was enjoying Wizard101 like everyone else. A few days before summer vacation in June, he told me that his account had been banned. Apparently, he had a GIANT amount of crowns (millions I think). He didn't put them in, as no one would spend that much on Crowns (unless you're a Wizard101 fanatic, and I mean CRAZY). After a long chain of about thirty emails back and forth with KingsIsle, he told me that he was banned because he was accused of stealing someone's credit card and inputting $400 worth of Crowns. I'm pretty sure that type of guy wouldn't steal someone's credit card and fraud it.
Also, I see that there is the text filtering and all that, but that doesn't make much of a difference. Anyone can still find ways to get around the filter. Everyday I walk around Wizard City finding people "flirting", "swearing", and insulting people. This is really sad, considering everything that KingsIsle has done to try to make the game secure.
Finally, if you see someone who asks to exchange a Crown item for treasure cards or things like that, ignore them. Most of the time, all they want is to cheat the money out of everyone so that they can get Crown items for free. And also, don't give your password to ANYBODY!
So just be careful. If you see anything suspicious, contact KingsIsle at the Wizard101 website. I believe their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
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