Valve Says 'Counter-Strike' Microtransactions Are Being Used for Money Laundering

Players will no longer be able to trade container keys between accounts.

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According to reports, video game developer Valve is cracking down on its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive internal marketplace on Steam due to cases of money laundering.

CS: GO players are no longer be able to trade container keys between accounts as the transfer function was being used by a massive worldwide fraud network after a game patch that occurred October 28. In a statement, Valve said, “In the past, most key trades we observed were between legitimate customers. However, worldwide fraud networks have recently shifted to using CS:GO keys to liquidate their gains. At this point, nearly all key purchases that end up being traded or sold on the marketplace are believed to be fraud-sourced.”

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