Can you get banned for buying OSRS gold?


Old school Runescape gold buying and selling has been around for many years. But it is against Jagex’s terms of service and you can get banned for buying and selling gold.

However, although there are fairly few reports of people getting banned it’s always best to take the necessary precautions to not be one of those people who end up getting their account banned in some dodgy trade.

Precautions to avoid getting banned:

If you think about it, if you were to buy 100m osrs gold it would be pretty obvious that you’ve just bought that from a gold-selling website, and could easily be flagged by Jagex. So:

1: Always trade a few items back in return, this is one way to avoid triggering the Jagex auto trade detection system.

2: Don’t buy large amounts of gold in one go. What we mean by this is try to buy gold in less than 20m packages. Although some sites offer deals if you buy the large packages (20m +). This also comes with a higher risk of getting banned.

3: Use an Alt account. Sometimes if the account that traded you the gold (gold sites account) ends up getting banned, this could trigger a manual inspection into the trades that that account has recently done which could lead to your account getting checked and ultimately banned. So if you use an ALT account (separate second account) and then transfer the gold to your main in smaller transactions there would be far less risk involved.

The safest and our favourite way with 0 reported bans

4: To avoid all possibilities of getting banned, we’d suggest getting the gold site to transfer you the gold to your ALT account and then taking both your ALT and Main account to a random location in a random world away from everyone, and dropping the gold in small batches and then picking it up with your Main. (There is a 60-second wait between dropping the item and another account being able to see and pick up the ground item). But if you are not near anyone there’s literally a 0% chance of your account being detected.

Gold Sites

Some of the safest osrs gold sellers, try to protect their customers from getting banned, so they keep coming back and buy more gold. So we’d suggest using one of those sellers which you can find in the list below:

Site 1: Our Most Recommended

Site 2: Our 2nd Most Recommended

It’s important to note that prices and special offers fluctuate all the time so it’d be best checking both sites so you get the best deal.

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