The site lures you in with its game play feel, and then you are systematically assaulted in every way to purchase this, and that.

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After a while I realized IMVU was never planning to provide the credits.

I even invited Hulu on a three-way conference call with IMVU and myself.

" This ping pong affect carried on several weeks with IMVU finally sending me on a mission to provide proof that I was indeed a Hulu subscriber and once confirmed IMVU would add the credits to my IMVU account.

However, I had provided a screenshot of the Hulu account earlier and although I sent this proof via link while in a live chat with IMVU, I was told they had to talk with a supervisor, but nothing changed.

First, computer gaming went from something a handful of hobbyists did (a tiny market) to something that nearly everyone does (a huge market). Games now use the same encryption most militaries and banks use - and you aren't cracking that in a hurry. The least you'll get is they take your money and/or ID. If you want in-game currency for these games, you can almost always buy it legitimately from the game company itself. [...] IMVU Currencies cannot be used for any kind of wagering, betting or gambling either within or outside of our Site.

This isn't to say there's no way to cheat at an online game - this is to say it's right on the knife edge of being impossible without an insider helping you. We surely wouldn't tell you how to break the law, especially in such a manner as would risk our involvement. If someone else tells you there's a great way to do this, they're lying, insane, trying to scam you, or acting as bait for the game company or law enforcement (and don't even think about entrapment - you're the one soliciting the illegal act in this case) - or any or all of the above. Directly from IMVU's Terms of Use under part titled Currency: [...] The Site includes in-world fictional currencies ("Currencies" or "Credits" or "Promo Credits" or "Predits" or "Dev Tokens" or "DT") [...] Regardless of terminology used, IMVU Currencies are not redeemable for any sum of real world money or monetary value from IMVU at any time.This isn't the first time this has happened to me, and they never seem to do anything about it.IMVU often have promo ads running that shows up in one's IMVU inbox.If the Game Company wants to run a promotion, they can (although their legal departments will likely all go simultaneously insane trying to justify that). You ask for the proceeds of some clever, undetected hack, as a gift. You see a lot of companies giving out free money promotions nowadays? This is like a stranger finding a way to steal from a bank without getting caught, and then in an act of random kindness, freely giving you - a stranger -- some of that money. And if the game deals with real money (like Second Life, IMVU or any online casino), those companies are currently under review from people like the California and Nevada Gaming Commissions (as well as a few other states), the California State Franchise Tax Board, and the Internal Revenue Service. The game company will detect this (unlike real, EVERY monetary transaction is recorded and serialized - in real, this wouldn't be legal - in IMVU it's just part of the design). Except for the license set forth in the preceding sentence above, you acknowledge and agree that you have no right to modify, edit, copy, reproduce, create derivative works of, reverse engineer, alter, enhance or in any way exploit any of the Materials or the Software in any manner . Modification is not allowable by their To U, therefore, it's a ban-able offense.