Beware of Scams
- Gift Cards allow our customers to buy games, in-game items, or game currency on different types of platforms. However, these Gift Cards may also be used as part of Online Fraud schemes.
- If someone calls and asks that you pay them with gift cards, that’s a scammer calling. And once they have the gift card number and the PIN, they have your money. Scammers will sometimes request them as a form of payment since contrary to what happens with credit card payments, these cannot be charged back.
- Gift cards are for gifts, not for payments. As soon as someone tells you to pay them with a gift card, that’s a scam. Gift cards are popular with scammers because they’re easy for people to find and buy. They also have fewer protections for buyers compared to some other payment options. They’re more like cash: once you use a gift card, the money on it is gone.
So, it is important to us, that you know what you’re buying and how to protect yourself from potential scam attempts.
Here are some recommendations we ask you to keep in mind when purchasing Gift Cards:
- No legitimate company will ask you to use a Gift Card as a form of payment, to cover a debt, or to pay a loan.
- Never share your gift card details with someone you don’t know or trust.
- If a company offers you a prize in exchange for a Gift Card, there’s a very big chance they’re trying to SCAM you, be careful.
Scammers may tell you different stories to get you to pay them with gift cards, but this is what usually happens:
- The caller says it’s urgent. They say you have to pay right away or something terrible will happen. They want to scare or pressure you into acting quickly, so you don’t have time to think or talk to someone you trust. Don’t pay. It’s a scam.
- The caller usually tells you which gift card to buy. They might say to put money on an eBay, Google Play, Target, or iTunes gift card. They might send you to a specific store — often Walmart, Target, CVS, or Walgreens. Sometimes they tell you to buy cards at several stores, so cashiers won’t get suspicious. And the caller might stay on the phone with you while you go to the store and load money onto the card. If this happens to you, stop. It’s a scam.
- The caller asks you for the gift card number and PIN. The card number and PIN on the back of the card let the scammer get the money you loaded onto the card. Don’t give them those numbers. It’s a scam. You’ll lose your money, and you won’t be able to get it back.
If you suspect that some one is trying to scam you please feel free to contact our support team at anytime .