It’s not so uncommon in MMO games to meet players who’ll try to sell for real money in-game currency and items: most of the times this will lead to a ban. Guild Wars 2, ever since its release, has been plagued by this problem, with dishonest players using bots to farm gold and sell it to other players for real money. However some more problems have risen recently, where players have been accused and banned for this practice, without doing it all.
The Rules of Conduct are clear in this regard: no action which will be bring players an advantage over others with the use of third party programs and applications is strictly forbidden. The problem is banning people for doing anything wrong: some players have been banned simply for sending gold to other players with the ingame mail system, the only way to trade items in the game between players.
Many players have had to wait several days before being able to get into the game: even a support request took a long time because cheaters and gold farmer are using the confusion to try and get their accounts restored. ArenaNet has to check each request carefully, leading to long waits to restore the account if it’s been wrongfully banned.
To avoid getting hit by the “ban hammer” and have to deal with the consequences, avoid trading gold with the mail system for the time being, hoping that ArenaNet will take care of the issue to allow legitimate players to trade their hard earned gold without problems.
Article from Gamersyndrome.com