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    • Site-rater on Wed 29 Nov 2017
    • 03:48:38 PM UTC

    Why is g2a.com deep green?

    g2a.com (Scorecard) currently has a deep green reputation with high confidence.
    Why is it rated so trustworthy, when it is well known the scams perpetrated through this service?
    They did once post a review request at https://www.mywot.com/forum/42344-g2a-com but nobody answered it.

    Some sources regarding G2A scams:
    hxxp://www.tinybuild.com/single-post/2017/04/28/G2A-sold-450k-worth-of-our-game-keys
    hxxps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBakPg6x63Q (Title: G2A Den of Thieves)
    hxxp://www.fortressofdoors.com/g2a-piracy-and-the-four-currencies/
    hxxp://www.pcgamer.com/a-brazilian-hacker-explains-how-g2a-game-key-scams-work/
    hxxp://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2015-10-07-riot-games-bans-g2a-sponsorship
    hxxp://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-04-07-gearbox-gets-tough-on-g2a-over-fraud-backlash
    hxxps://www.polygon.com/2017/4/20/15277588/g2a-shield-fraud-protection-controversy
    hxxp://twinfinite.net/2016/06/dev-going-buy-g2a-please-pirate-game-instead/

    The term "G2A" is banned on the Steam Discussions, as well as some other key resellers, to discourage promoting it.

    g2a.com is listed on hpHosts as FSA at https://hosts-file.net/?s=g2a.com however it is not displaying in the scorecard, possibly due to either a WOT bug or the rating second-guessing the third party source.

    G2A offers a supposed consumer protection service, however it costs extra, is aggressively marketed to make it difficult to skip, and is difficult to cancel.

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    • A440 on Wed 29 Nov 2017
    • 04:27:07 PM UTC

    RE: Why is g2a.com deep green?

    I had tagged this some time back as well.
    It is definitely untrustworthy due to the issues you have listed.

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    • Myxt on Mon 04 Dec 2017
    • 09:23:18 AM UTC

    RE: Why is g2a.com deep green?

    Why g2a.com is rated so trustworthy: because subdomain ratings prop it up.
    There have been, or may be, other subdomains, but these test as live. I have not reviewed them.
    Some reside on multiple IPs. Fields are delimited by comma+space.

    List of domains/hosts:

    3d.g2a.com, 23.3.83.222, a23-3-83-222.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com
    3dplus.g2a.com, 23.3.83.222, a23-3-83-222.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com
    direct.g2a.com, 23.3.83.222, a23-3-83-222.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com
    id.g2a.com, 23.3.83.222, a23-3-83-222.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com
    images.g2a.com, 23.3.83.222, a23-3-83-222.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com
    land.g2a.com, 23.3.83.222, a23-3-83-222.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com
    loot.g2a.com, 23.3.83.222, a23-3-83-222.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com
    mp.g2a.com, 23.3.83.222, a23-3-83-222.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com
    pbs.g2a.com, 23.3.83.222, a23-3-83-222.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com
    platform.g2a.com, 23.3.83.222, a23-3-83-222.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com
    shield.g2a.com, 23.3.83.222, a23-3-83-222.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com
    supportcenter.g2a.com, 23.3.83.222, a23-3-83-222.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com
    supporthub.g2a.com, 23.3.83.222, a23-3-83-222.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com
    survey.g2a.com, 23.3.83.222, a23-3-83-222.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com
    ticket.g2a.com, 23.3.83.222, a23-3-83-222.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com
    visitors.g2a.com, 23.3.83.222, a23-3-83-222.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com
    gear.g2a.com, 34.248.233.177, ec2-34-248-233-177.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com
    url.g2a.com, 34.249.212.242, ec2-34-249-212-242.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com
    wcs.pay.g2a.com, 34.253.143.244, ec2-34-253-143-244.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com
    billing.g2a.com, 40.68.28.126,
    url.g2a.com, 52.19.111.252, ec2-52-19-111-252.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com
    gear.g2a.com, 52.48.54.56, ec2-52-48-54-56.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com
    mx-in-1.g2a.com, 52.53.185.51, ec2-52-53-185-51.us-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com
    news.g2a.com, 52.84.143.29, server-52-84-143-29.yto50.r.cloudfront.net
    ebay.g2a.com, 52.84.143.36, server-52-84-143-36.yto50.r.cloudfront.net
    news.g2a.com, 52.84.143.76, server-52-84-143-76.yto50.r.cloudfront.net
    ebay.g2a.com, 52.84.143.77, server-52-84-143-77.yto50.r.cloudfront.net
    ebay.g2a.com, 52.84.143.113, server-52-84-143-113.yto50.r.cloudfront.net
    news.g2a.com, 52.84.143.116, server-52-84-143-116.yto50.r.cloudfront.net
    ebay.g2a.com, 52.84.143.125, server-52-84-143-125.yto50.r.cloudfront.net
    ebay.g2a.com, 52.84.143.151, server-52-84-143-151.yto50.r.cloudfront.net
    ebay.g2a.com, 52.84.143.161, server-52-84-143-161.yto50.r.cloudfront.net
    news.g2a.com, 52.84.143.175, server-52-84-143-175.yto50.r.cloudfront.net
    news.g2a.com, 52.84.143.176, server-52-84-143-176.yto50.r.cloudfront.net
    news.g2a.com, 52.84.143.182, server-52-84-143-182.yto50.r.cloudfront.net
    news.g2a.com, 52.84.143.195, server-52-84-143-195.yto50.r.cloudfront.net
    ebay.g2a.com, 52.84.143.198, server-52-84-143-198.yto50.r.cloudfront.net
    ebay.g2a.com, 52.84.143.222, server-52-84-143-222.yto50.r.cloudfront.net
    news.g2a.com, 52.84.143.248, server-52-84-143-248.yto50.r.cloudfront.net
    mx-in-1.g2a.com, 52.87.218.73, ec2-52-87-218-73.compute-1.amazonaws.com
    mx-in-1.g2a.com, 54.169.150.236, ec2-54-169-150-236.ap-southeast-1.compute.amazonaws.com
    wcs.pay.g2a.com, 54.171.251.212, ec2-54-171-251-212.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com
    mx-in-1.g2a.com, 54.183.216.185, ec2-54-183-216-185.us-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com
    mx-in-1.g2a.com, 54.215.142.108, ec2-54-215-142-108.us-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com
    echatmax.g2a.com, 72.15.158.244, f4.groovedrill.com
    mx.g2a.com, 85.17.153.165, mx3.g2a.com
    mx3.g2a.com, 85.17.153.165, mx3.g2a.com
    id.test.pay.g2a.com, 95.211.179.9,
    checkout.pay.g2a.com, 104.90.89.31, a104-90-89-31.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com
    external.pay.g2a.com, 104.90.89.31, a104-90-89-31.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com
    pay.g2a.com, 104.90.89.74, a104-90-89-74.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com
    search.g2a.com, 188.40.60.146, static.146.60.40.188.clients.your-server.de
    livechat.g2a.com, 199.184.144.82,

    Of 32 unique live domains, 5 are light-green (may rely on the root domain's trust score), the rest are dark green:

    List of domains/hosts:

    3d.g2a.com
    3dplus.g2a.com
    billing.g2a.com
    checkout.pay.g2a.com
    direct.g2a.com
    ebay.g2a.com
    echatmax.g2a.com
    external.pay.g2a.com
    gear.g2a.com
    id.g2a.com
    id.test.pay.g2a.com
    images.g2a.com
    land.g2a.com
    livechat.g2a.com
    loot.g2a.com
    mp.g2a.com
    mx-in-1.g2a.com
    mx.g2a.com
    mx3.g2a.com
    news.g2a.com
    pay.g2a.com
    pbs.g2a.com
    platform.g2a.com
    search.g2a.com
    shield.g2a.com
    supportcenter.g2a.com
    supporthub.g2a.com
    survey.g2a.com
    ticket.g2a.com
    url.g2a.com
    visitors.g2a.com
    wcs.pay.g2a.com