Posted on February 19, 2008,

Halifax Bank Blocks WoW Subscriptions

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The Halifax Bank and The Bank Of Scotland is no longer allowing gamers to subscribe to WoW through their bank. They claim the decision was made based on the fact that World Of Warcraft subscriptions have an “unusually high incidence of credit card fraud”. However, they will process payments from customers who contact the bank and verify identity.

“If a customer does want to subscribe to a game site operated by Blizzard, using a Halifax or Bank of Scotland credit card, we can arrange for the payments to be processed for them if they contact us.”

Although this isn’t technically Blizzard’s issue, they really need to take some steps to prevent fraud in my opinion. If other banks around the world take the same measures, it could mean a serious drop in revenue created by World of Warcraft.

Via GameTab

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2 Comments on Halifax Bank Blocks WoW Subscriptions

Joelteon7

On February 19, 2008 at 6:27 am

Makes sense, but I think there could be a little more to it than that. I don’t know what, but I just get that strange idea that it’s not all about the money and their might be some more moral reasons too.

Kev_M

On February 19, 2008 at 7:37 am

@ Joelteon7

Lol, Its a bank, its ALL about money.
Like most businesses they couldnt care less about any moral issues or obligations.