So we’re currently running another competition, giving away keys for a game beta, and though that it would be a great idea to make our community the focal point. Abuse is expected, in the past it has been pretty easy to detect duplicate signups and the other lengths nefarious key resellers will go to. Beta keys sell for anything between $5-$25, so we make best effort to remove any obvious offenders. Our ability to do this and see high redemption rates impacts future key allocation from publishers.
Whilst reviewing entries overnight we’ve noticed lots of signups with corresponding entries from a handful of IPs. Single IP addresses show 30 or 40 users. In the past these kinds of user have appeared under ‘suspect users’, but today none of them are listed.
Has the definition of a Suspect User been changed? If not, how should we best approach this kind of signup abuse?