Refer-a-Friend Fraud is No Laughing Matter!

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rarax3

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05-03-2012
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Summoners!

We recently popped the cork on the second iteration of our Refer-a-Friend Program, so we thought it might be time to have a little chat with those of you intending to take advantage of this system. Exploiting the Refer-a-Friend program is not only unfair to those summoners who make an honest effort to introduce others to League of Legends, but also detrimental to everyone’s overall experience – particularly when the methods employed can potentially ruin honest players’ games.

Consider this fair warning. We’re going to be treating any attempt to exploit the Refer-a-Friend program the same way that we would any other fraud attempt. This means that our ever-vigilant Fraud Prevention Team will be monitoring the system, ready to pounce on perpetrators of nefarious schemes aimed at acquiring dishonest referrals. And once we found them, they’re going to find themselves subject to some pretty hefty consequences, including:

  • The loss of any and all content acquired under dubious circumstances.
  • A permanent ban from the Refer-a-Friend Program.
  • A suspension or in some cases, a permanent ban from League of Legends.

Our commitment to honest players has always been one of our ideals as a company, and the Refer-a-Friend Program is no different. We’re taking this seriously, and we hope that you are, too.


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Airtastic

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05-03-2012

Thanks!


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Prescription

Senior Member

05-03-2012

So no refering yourself and making smurfs?


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Rampant Magic

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05-03-2012

O>O
*all ideas of getting 975 rp vanished like smoke*


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Decaman

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05-03-2012

cats


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Aviyor

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05-03-2012

Completely fair, but you guys should get around to post-creation acknowledgement of referral.

Sometimes we forget to send the referral link or spread information by word of mouth, making random characters bothersome to deal with.


EDIT: Additionally, you should look at bumping up the rewards a bit. Before, you would get 600 or so IP from a referral, but now you only get 250 for level 5 referrals and sporadic milestone rewards which taper off in efficiency a bit, ignoring the fact that they require an account to reach level 10.

Given these new anti-fraud mechanisms, surely you can afford to make some changes.


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IS1a420802574b139f7409f

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05-03-2012

Explain, in exact detail, what fraud is in this case please.


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MEMEME670

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05-03-2012

Does this mean smufing is now bannable?

If so, how do you suggest I play with my lower levelled friends?


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The Cantina Band

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05-03-2012

I really wish more people could play games for fun and not have to pull this sort of ****.


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Tenshinmon

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05-03-2012

Thank you. Sick of these refer a friend smurfs.