In this guide, we explain how to avoid be cheated. Here are the main actions taken:
Announcement of account’s suspension policy
For the first time ever, it has stated what happens to cheaters if they are caught. It is a penalty system very focused on FIFA 15 coins buyers / sellers, but it also predicts a permanent FIFA on line ban for anyone caught recording false match results in FIFA Ultimate Team on PC, using exploits to boost the stats of their in-game avatars known as On line Virtual Pros or falsifying match results in order move up the FIWC leaderboards (the FIWC leaderboards are cleaned bi-weekly for cheaters).
‘Trade Offer’ Button Removal
The game loses a useful feature but this was the best decision taken by EA Sports in their fight against cheaters. Thanks to it, Bid Jumping and account multiplication are now much less profitable. The only problem was to have taken so long.
Assignment of untradeable cards to Manager Tasks, Daily Gifts and Other Prizes
Every time you create a new club, by elimination of the previous one or by registering, you’re given a pack with more than 30 cards. This starter pack supposedly is used exclusively for the start of a club, but before FIFA 14 it could be sold and transformed into FIFA 14 coins. If you created many registrations you could sell all the cards of all those packs and transfer them into your main account. It’s obvious that the profit of selling a bronze pack is relatively low. But the profit of selling dozens of bronze packs might just be attractive enough to many players to lose some hours applying this method. It was all a matter of time.
Since FIFA 14, EA Sports has been fighting against this cheat, turning the Starter Pack cards untradeable. As compensation, the first players cards comes now with 45 contracts. That is, those who want to make coins with the starter pack need to play matches. However, many cheaters continued to use multiple accounts to get advantage of the Welcome Back Packs, Manager Tasks rewards and Daily Gifts. EA putted an end to all this, making all these packs untradeable. Unfortunately, they were too strict with applying these rules with some affecting tournament rewards, which makes no sense. There are also those who have multiple accounts in order to increase the size of their preferences list. Instead of being limited to 30 or 40 items, they can perform transactions on a large scale. However, now no one can avoid the 5% tax.
Introduced a Two-Factor Authentication
It was introduced a Login Verification process as an additional security step to help keep intruders away from gamers accounts. To each player are generated numeric pass codes, valid for a short period of time, that would be needed to log-in in their accounts when they attempt to log-in from an untrusted device or every 90 days. Once again, it is not enough. Instead of focus their fight in selling more FIFA Points, they should do something to avoid scammers act without a punishment. It is true that who follows the safety rules, doesn’t have this kind of problems, but it could be so easy to ban all these cheaters. They just need to go to their own channels to find thousands of players trying to cheat.
Introduces automatic blocking system to all accounts with suspected transactions
Here it is another action that was a completely flop. The goal was to automatically detect bots. However, the best they got were thousands of accounts suspended, most of them from people where the only fault is being active traders. It is a shame to see honest gamers who paid for the game still waiting for an answer. In a few cases, they got their accounts back but most of the time the best they can do is to create another account, start over again and quit doing anything in the market to avoid being banned again. EA doesn’t give feedback to the players and delete any comment about this subject on their channels.
If you believe you were wrongfully banned, you can dispute your ban emailing them for firstname.lastname@example.org from your registered email address. In the Subject of your email, you should write “Banned/Suspended Account – FIFA 15 – Persona Name” and in the body of your email you should provide the following information: First and Last Name, game name (FIFA 15), persona name, where your game was purchased, error/Notification Message received and details of your dispute.