Beware of Gift Card 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 often request to proceed with such payment types as, contrary to credit/debit cards, payments made using gift card payment methods are irrevocable.
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 along scammers because they’re easy to find and acquire. They also have fewer protections for buyers compared to some other payment options. They’re more like cash: once you spend a gift card, the funds are retired.
Thereby it is important for us to make sure, that you know what you’re buying and that you are fully aware of how to protect yourself from potential scam attempts.