This is a World of Warcraft civil inquiry. In 2006, I spent $375 on eBay for game characters belonging to a WoW account. This type of transaction violates WoW policy and is not honored by the software giant, but it isn't illegal from a federal standpoint either. After the purchase the seller provided me with credentials to log into the account and I have paid money towards monthly subscription fees and software expansions till 2012 when I stopped playing.
Recently I decided to start playing again. When I logged in I discovered that the previous owner had recalled the account, it's characters, and the software licenses I purchased to different account he owned. Through online search I was able to locate an contact the seller via email. I think that surprised him b/c he deactivated his facebook, linked in and other social channels. It wasn't until I stated I would take legal action that he responded to me. He said he would return the characters. For about a day or two, it appeared as if he did try but to no avail. Additional attempts to contact him have resulted in silence. The seller lives in IN and I live in MA.
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