What Blizzard Doesn't Want You To Know - Part 6

Posted by Daeity On Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Those "Fraud Manager" job results are slowly disappearing from Google, so I took some screenshots before they're gone forever. :)

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I'd like to keep atleast some evidence that they did at one time exist, especially because so many people said it didn't exist and then proceeded to insinuate that a Tin Foil Hat was needed. :P (Even with all of that other supporting documentation that I provided.)

Funny that Blizzard is suddenly removing all of those posts.. I guess my post must have hit a nerve somewhere? =] I don't think it's really that big of a deal though, I was just trying to make a simple point that no business is 100% secure and fraud incidents can either be internal or external.

Some were taking the post a little extreme, "It's a conspiracy!!!". But I think it's just because they've never heard of it before and don't realize just how common internal fraud is.

So to clarify: Don't worry, it's actually no big deal - this happens EVERYWHERE. You've just never been aware of it. =]

I've worked with several Fortune 500 companies and every single one of them has some form of fraud. Whether it's physical theft of office supplies, theft of credit card numbers, theft of virtual property, account details (for harassment purposes) or theft of company information (corporate espionage), it can happen and does happen. It also depends on the employee's position, moral character, security rights, skills and data that they have access to. (For example, a Billing Representative might have access to credit card information, but not virtual account details.)

"The U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates that 75 percent of all employees steal at least once, and that half of these steal repeatedly. The Chamber also reports that one of every three business failures is the direct result of employee theft. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, employee dishonesty costs American business in excess of $50 billion annually. It can happen in your company." Source)

Hell, even Mark Zuckerberg (you know, the Facebook CEO) bragged about reading private information and using the details for personal gain or entertainment.

There's no big conspiracy, this is all just stuff that happens in every business (but they don't want you to know about it).

  • No, Blizzard is not in cahoots with gold sellers.
  • No, this isn't a marketing scheme to sell authenticators.
  • Recruiting is not a perfect science and sometimes Blizzard may hire bad apples. It's hard to filter the good vs. the bad.This happens in every company.