Originally Posted by joxer
Bioware points is a virtual, taxfree currency. That currency is illegal in every country, means you can't buy milk, bread, booze or whatnot with it anywhere. Can be used only in Origin store. And only to buy DLC, you can't buy for example a Batman game with it.
EA/Origin is not the only fraudulent company that instead of dollars, euros, yens or other real currencies you have to convert real money to their con job currency for certain purchases.
Currently no country had a lawsuit or law sentence that would penalize the fraud. The country I'm expecting it to happen soon is - Germany. Every now and then with a law or a cease&desist note Germany makes the life of those con artists miserable.