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Pokémon Go cheaters get the boot

Playing unfair was always Chancey.

Like a Team Rocket masterplan, cheating at Pokémon Go was never going to get you very far.

Cheaters will be sent blasting off again.

Developer Niantic has - at last - began wielding its banhammer to block naughty Pokémon Go players from its game.

We've seen numerous reports of people breaking Pokémon Go, glitching its GPS services and other nefarious schemes.

Early this week someone worked out how to install Pokémon eggs in gyms, causing the locations to become forever broken.

"Trainers," Niantic stated.

"After reviewing many reports of in-game cheating, we have started taking action against players taking unfair advantage of and abusing Pokémon Go. Moving forward, we will continue to terminate accounts that show clear signs of cheating.

"Our main priority with Pokémon Go is to provide a fair, fun, and legitimate game experience for all players. If our system has determined that you cheated, then you will receive an email stating that your account has been terminated."

If you log on and find yourself banned erroneously - or wish to contest the issue - you'll need to register a support ticket on Niantic's site. Good luck with that.

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