I was searching for sites where I can buy Minecraft for the cheapest when I came across this site with things called 'vpn activated keys'. They were a lot cheaper than the regular keys. The thing was that it was only available in Argentina which was unfortunate because I live in the United Kingdom.
Then I saw it linked to how I can use them. It says I can use a vpn (they even mentioned a free one) to activate the key by changing your location to Argentina then going to redeem.microsoft.com to redeem your activation key. They claim that even if you turn of the vpn the game will run just it would if you bought the regular key. This includes multiplayer.
Then I went to a different site where I could buy games for discounted prices. There I saw the option to buy a key from Argentina again on a different website. On there it said it is only for in Argentina, going against what the first website said. I did a search which only yielded one post on the Microsoft forum. The person was asking if they were allowed to buy products from the UK Microsoft store even though they lived in Argentina. This was different to my question because I was using a product key. One of the answers said you can get your Microsoft account banned for doing that.
Would doing this be legal? Would it result in my account being banned, or any other restrictions? Would Minecraft work as normal, without the need for a VPN?
Just to clarify, I am talking about the Windows 10 Edition of Minecraft, also known as Minecraft Bedrock Edition.