Just a couple of days ago, we reported that Ubisoft had started deleting copies of Far Cry 4 that have been purchased by consumers from third party digital stores including EA’s Origin.
In the light of this mishap, EA has come up with the statement explaining that it identified and reported Ubisoft about the fraudulent purchases right after they were made. To make sure that it will not happen again, the company has decided to remove all Ubisoft’s titles from Origin Store.
A number of activation keys for Ubisoft products were purchased from Origin using fraudulent credit cards, and then resold online. We identified the unauthorized keys and notified Ubisoft.
If you are having trouble with an activation key, we recommend you contact the vendor who sold it to you for a refund. We strongly advise players only purchase keys from Origin or trusted resellers. We removed Ubisoft games from Origin to protect against further fraudulent purchases.
So, until the matter is resolved, you should stick with the uPlay store to get your hands on Ubisoft’s games. Hopefully, the situation will get better in the coming days.
The real victims of this are consumers who paid their hard earned money to play the games, but now they will not be able to do that as the keys have been deactivated. It is also uncertain whether they will be getting refunds or not.
Have you suffered from these fraudulent codes sold on the web? Let us know!