Subject faces 9000 charges for selling Steam accounts and other services
Businesses that own stores and game distribution services, such as Steam, protect their consumers in different ways. Despite this, there are people who try to take advantage of the use of these services through methods that are illegal in the face of company policies.
The sale of accounts is one of the most pursued practices by companies. Despite this, there are people who form a business illegally with these services. A clear example is that of a 24-year-old man, originally from Poland, who faces more than 9,000 charges for selling video game service accounts.
According to the details, the young man earned more than $ 260,000 USD with the sale of accounts between 2014 and 2018. The defendant cheated on his victims most of the time, as his method was to offer the same account to as many players as possible. .
In the case of Steam and other platforms, there are security measures that manage the access of a limited number of users to the same account or from different devices. Thus, players who bought an account could not access it and were blocked from services.
Meanwhile, the subject kept all the gains. Because of this, the man faces a fine and the possibility of going to prison. To make his illicit business more attractive, the young man bought games in digital editions to increase the value of the accounts.
Later, I tried to auction them in various places. By the Law on Copyright and Related Rights, the man could spend up to 5 years in jail. Reports indicate that the defendant’s assets worth $ 34,000 USD have been confiscated before the fine he will receive.