Call the cops! Thieves are loose in Habbo Hotel…

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It shouldn’t come as a surprise that there are real thieves going about their nefarious business within virtual worlds. It’s inevitable once people start spending real money on virtual items for their avatar or room. If those items can be stolen, then there’ll surely be people trying to steal them.

Such is the case in Habbo Hotel, where a group of Dutch teenagers has been accused of nicking more than 4,000 Euros worth of virtual furniture from other users. How? By allegedly setting up a bogus Habbo site to get people’s usernames and passwords, then logging in as them and simply moving their furniture to the thieves’ own rooms.

One 17-year-old has been arrested, after Sulake, the company behind Habbo Hotel, called in the police. “We have had much of this scamming going on in many countries but this is the first case where the police have taken legal action,” says a spokesman. This won’t be the last example of virtual worlds having real-world legal implications…

(via Virtual Worlds Forum Blog)

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4 comments

  • I KNOW ALL ABOUT HACKING. IN FACT I AM INVENTING A SAFER INTERNET BROWSER SO NOBODY CAN HACK INTO YOUR ACCOUNTS. BUT FOR NOW JUST PUT PRIVACY ON.
    FOR MORE INFO ABOUT HACKERS AND MORE E-MAIL ME : captainpluto9330@yahoo.com OR FIND ME IN THE HOTEL

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  • i know about the scammers and i know their account name i found two of them one is kolka69 and the other is pimmaniter i caught them after i found one of their websites sating get 1000 creds then underneath username on habbo and password underneath i tried it and i got hacked but before they could take my furniture i changed my password so i saved myself my habbo username is koda751. so u can come online and talk to me bout any other questions im on habbo uk

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