25,000 FREE Credits VIP Bug
On September 30th, 2013, IMVU accidentally included 25,000 credits alongside the VIP Monthly Gift. This has caused a lot of commotion. And many have wondered how IMVU will handle the situation. Here are the theories suggested by forum members:
Possibilities if you HAVE NOT spent the credits:
- IMVU will take 22,500 credits back (most likely)
- Nothing happens.
Possibilities if you HAVE spent the credits:
- Nothing happens (most likely)
- IMVU will take the items you bought (likely)
- Your account will go into the negative (until you can pay them back)
- Your account will be disabled or banned (highly unlikely)
If you spent the credits then don’t worry. It’s not your fault. IMVU is a business and like any business, you can’t giveaway products then take them back. There’s a derogatory term for people who give gifts only to later demand its return. These people do not keep their word.
Imagine if Apple gave away iPhones, only to later state, “Remember those iPhones we gave you? Yeah. You’re gonna have to give those back or pay the $499.00.” At which point this has negatively affected you. Now it’s gonna cost you real money for something they messed up on. According to the forum just-cougars staff, there’s talk that if you spent the credits then they will put you in debt. I don’t believe IMVU would do this. We suggest that you SPEND THE CREDITS.
The moral dilemma behind spending the credits is simple. IMVU is a business. They’re not perfect. They need money to function. But in the end, this is one loss they’ll have to take. It’s up to you whether they take that loss.
As of October 1st, 2013, IMVU took back credits from affected accounts.
If you spent the credits then your balance returned to 0. You are NOT put into the negatives.
Your account will be fine.
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