{"_id":"54624ef6ddd31b0800a58e08","is_link":false,"category":{"_id":"54624066ddd31b0800a58db4","version":"542998547a6b690800768071","__v":6,"pages":["546242ddddd31b0800a58dc0","54624b9dddd31b0800a58dfe","54624e7a9307401000f95fa6","54624ef6ddd31b0800a58e08","54624f589307401000f95faa","546250b0ddd31b0800a58e0f"],"project":"542998547a6b69080076806e","sync":{"url":"","isSync":false},"reference":false,"createdAt":"2014-11-11T16:59:18.864Z","from_sync":false,"order":2,"slug":"fraud-chargebacks","title":"Fraud / Chargebacks"},"parentDoc":null,"project":"542998547a6b69080076806e","__v":0,"user":"54457adca21e4d140055dc89","version":{"_id":"542998547a6b690800768071","__v":9,"project":"542998547a6b69080076806e","createdAt":"2014-09-29T17:35:16.249Z","releaseDate":"2014-09-29T17:35:16.249Z","categories":["542998547a6b690800768072","5433027990d63b1c0030c0f1","5433028190d63b1c0030c0f2","5433028d9a2b451a00ad4508","5433055790d63b1c0030c10a","5461417d37e5bc200049e1e4","54624066ddd31b0800a58db4","54625de66d1f1010002f3901","54d309955616470d0013cc55"],"is_deprecated":false,"is_hidden":false,"is_beta":false,"is_stable":true,"codename":"","version_clean":"1.0.0","version":"1.0"},"updates":[],"next":{"pages":[],"description":""},"createdAt":"2014-11-11T18:01:26.269Z","link_external":false,"link_url":"","githubsync":"","sync_unique":"","hidden":false,"api":{"try":true,"results":{"codes":[]},"basic_auth":false,"auth":"never","params":[],"url":""},"isReference":false,"order":3,"body":"##Premium Currency Restrictions\n\nThe best way to prevent virtual currency abuse is to restrict or eliminate the ability to transfer currency (or important goods bought with the currency) outside of the app that a publisher or developer manages.\n\n**Lock it down.**\n\nPlacing restrictions on what options players have regards to the premium currencies will help to curb loss of revenue and the notorious “gold farming” we see in many online games and applications today.\n\n##Account-bound purchases\n\nPremium Currencies should only be allowed to purchase items that trigger vanity or personal gain - keep these purchases account-bound.\n\nAllowing users to trade on these premium items opens the door to increased purchase fraud and chargeback rates as malicious users will often purchase large amounts of premium currency, cash it in for items to resell at a profit, and then chargeback the original purchases to you. \n\nUsers that have the ability to trade, resell and or distribute premium currencies can end up disturbing the natural flow of a virtual economy.","excerpt":"","slug":"fraud-premium-currency-restrictions","type":"basic","title":"Fraud: Premium currency restrictions"}

Fraud: Premium currency restrictions


##Premium Currency Restrictions The best way to prevent virtual currency abuse is to restrict or eliminate the ability to transfer currency (or important goods bought with the currency) outside of the app that a publisher or developer manages. **Lock it down.** Placing restrictions on what options players have regards to the premium currencies will help to curb loss of revenue and the notorious “gold farming” we see in many online games and applications today. ##Account-bound purchases Premium Currencies should only be allowed to purchase items that trigger vanity or personal gain - keep these purchases account-bound. Allowing users to trade on these premium items opens the door to increased purchase fraud and chargeback rates as malicious users will often purchase large amounts of premium currency, cash it in for items to resell at a profit, and then chargeback the original purchases to you. Users that have the ability to trade, resell and or distribute premium currencies can end up disturbing the natural flow of a virtual economy.