Spymaster, if you hadn’t heard, is a social media game that utilizes Twitter profiles to form spy rings. It’s recruiting strategies are clever if not “spammy” as many have said. To become a stronger player you must invite other Twitter users into your spy ring. This led to a lot of people crying “spam.” The clever part was that it seemed that you were one of the chosen ones that were being recruited to test a beta site, while in reality, anyone and everyone was invited.
I was pretty hooked. I woke up and did some tasks in the middle of the night. I put some money into Swiss bank accounts and bought a couple safe houses. I made it up to level 9! But then it appeared my account had been deleted. When I tried to log in, it told me that I had requested to opt out. After asking what happened via Twitter, I was linked to this post:
Being opted out of Spymaster? Here’s what’s happened.
Hello guys, I’m Eston, the director of MI6.
The Directorate have found a large amount of Spymasters have mysteriously ended up with quite a few billion dollars in their Swiss Bank accounts, something that isn’t even possible for as short as our spy rings have existed.
This means that all of this money has been generated through exploiting the wire transfer service and through a lot of hacking of the Spymaster system. It is all part of a large money laundering operation that has been put in place by rogue agents. Because of this, we have reset all accounts that have been affected by the hackers in this money laundering scheme. This means it will appear that your account has been opted out of the Spymaster system.
If you want your account back and we have banned you, you may appeal by posting your Twitter username here. We will reinstate your account’s original level, experience, and spy ring, but we cannot reset your funds to the same amount. . You have been scammed by the money launderers and should blame them for any financial issues you have.
The Directorate is not responsible for money laundering operations and, just as in the real spy world, you should never give out your Swiss Bank account number to anyone you do not know.
I hadn’t shared any information about my account with any other users at all. The money is the lifeblood of this game, the only thing that keeps you going as you need to arm your spy ring. I’m not going to be continuing this game at level 9 with no money. That’s ridiculous.
And blaming me for being scammed? I #quitspymaster
You can see more complaints here: http://getsatisfaction.com/spymaster/topics/being_opted_out_of_spymaster_heres_whats_happened