EA is investigating an employee that has allegedly sold rare FIFA Ultimate Team cards for some serious bank roll. As reported by Eurogamer, unconfirmed DM’s and WhatsApp messages, show an EA employee selling rare Icon cards in various packages. Icon cards are the most elite and hard to get cards in the mode, in fact you have less than a 1% shot at getting one in packs.
UPDATE: (3-12) EA has provided an update on the investigation.
Our initial investigation shows questionable activity involving a very small number of accounts and items. Although it is not a large number, if these allegations prove out, this activity is unacceptable. We want to thank our committed community members for bringing the issue to our attention so quickly.
Next, let’s be clear about what will happen now. When our investigation is completed, we will take action against any employee found to have been engaging in this activity. Any items granted through this illicit activity will be removed from the FUT ecosystem and EA will permanently ban any player known to have acquired content through these means.
Regardless of these actions, we appreciate how concerning this is to all of our players, and we apologize for the impact of these improper grants within the community. We also appreciate how extremely annoying and frustrating it is that this practice might have come from within EA. We’re angry too.
According to some of the captured screenshots, the purchaser would pay for the card(s) and provide their PSN and EA ID. Every Monday, the cards would be disbursed.
EA responded today with the following message, after #EAGate started trending earlier this week.