Playgr8 is a Scam or Fraudulent Online Streaming Website

Playgr8 located at is a fraudulent website. The website which claims that online users can watch movies, listen to music and play games, is similar to the fraudulent websites,, and Online users who have used their credit cards on the fraudulent website (playgr8) run the risk of their cards being fraudulently charged for undetermined amounts, even when they have canceled their subscriptions.

Playgr8 is a Scam or Fraudulent Online Streaming Website

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They (playgr8) claim not to charge your credit card for the trial period but will do so anyway, even if you cancel before the trial period is up. Also, they will charge you to cancel your free registration, and will periodical charge your credit card for an undetermined amount of money. And, the website doesn't have some movies, books, and music it has advertised. I think this is another trick used to lure potential victims to the website.

Online user who have already subscribed to, are asked to contact their credit card company or bank for help to prevent the fraudulent website from fraudulently charging their credit cards, or refund their money if their cards were already charged.

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April 26, 2021 at 12:50 AM by
Playgr8 is a Scam or Fraudulent Online Streaming Website
an anonymous user from: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

On 12th April 2021, I had an amount of money fraudulently taken from my account. 18667780119 Cy $US59.95 or Aus$79.05. I would like this amount returned to my account please. this is my second request and the money has not been returned.


June 26, 2022 at 6:20 PM by
Playgr8 is a Scam or Fraudulent Online Streaming Website
an anonymous user from: Macquarie Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

the same thing is happening to me right now. I have no idea what to do now.


April 18, 2021 at 2:59 PM by
Playgr8 is a Scam or Fraudulent Online Streaming Website
an anonymous user from: Macquarie Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Hi, please will you refund back my money, please? You people, if you never refund my money, I will report to you now. I'm not your subscriber, I'm not your member why do you charge me my money $64'68 cents .without any reason.

Please refund my money back.



April 12, 2021 at 6:36 PM by
Playgr8 is a Scam or Fraudulent Online Streaming Website
an anonymous user from: City of Ryde, Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia

I have been charged several times by playgr8

How do I stop it?

John h...


March 25, 2021 at 8:02 PM by
Playgr8 is a Scam or Fraudulent Online Streaming Website
an anonymous user from: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

I have never signed up to this but still taking my money out of my account every month I would like it back and stop taking my there a way to get hold of these people


January 11, 2021 at 7:22 PM by
Playgr8 is a Scam or Fraudulent Online Streaming Website
an anonymous user from: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

11/01/2021 MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA I have just just got my card charged for a free subscription from PLAYGR8.COM that I didn't even want. I only wanted a copy of a FREE manual. I didn't even get the manual. WESTPAC (my bank) wouldn't help me other than cancel the card to avoid future charges.


November 12, 2020 at 8:17 AM by
Playgr8 is a Scam or Fraudulent Online Streaming Website
an anonymous user from: Kwu Tung, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

I was a victim of this scammer.

One day I received a message from my credit card bank that US$ 49.95 was charged on my credit card.

I went to investigate and found out that it was PLAYGR8.COM. I was being billed for a "premium subscription" which I couldn't even recall.

All I remember is that I simply registered on a website to watch a sport's event through live streaming. I only registered because of the clause that I would only be charged after the free trial if I like and continue with the subscription, for which I did not.

I did not even watch because I could not find the sports event. That particular event was not even on the streaming channels.

So I wrote them a letter to cancel that particular subscription and refund the amount on my credit card since what they did was illegal.

They replied that since I did not cancel the free trial it was immediately upgraded to 'premium subscription' but they promised to offer me a refund.

They refunded US$2 less of the total amount.

Fine. Case closed or so I thought. Little did I know that it was merely a cover up.

When I checked my credit card statement I noticed that next to the refund, a similar amount of US$49.95 was also debited from my credit card on the same day the refund was made.

This time, however, it was under different name -

Further investigation revealed that and are one and the same. Again I wrote them a complaint and their reply was exactly identical but this time they did not offer any refund and continuous follow up rendered no subsequent reply.

(As a precautionary measure I had my credit card cancelled and I requested a new credit card from bank issuer.)

from DRAGONFLY (Hong Kong)

12 Nov 2020


October 15, 2020 at 10:48 AM by
Playgr8 is a Scam or Fraudulent Online Streaming Website
an anonymous user from: Wantirna South, Victoria, Australia

I don't even know when or how the playgr8 get hold of my bank detail. I didn't realise it until I got the bank statement, they charged me twice (14.September2020,$70.58, 14 October 2020 another $71. Please, some help to tell me how to get rid of this?


October 15, 2020 at 11:03 AM by
Playgr8 is a Scam or Fraudulent Online Streaming Website

Open a dispute with your bank to have your money refunded. Then, cancel the card they are charging and get a new one to stop the unwanted charges.


September 21, 2020 at 7:51 AM by
Playgr8 is a Scam or Fraudulent Online Streaming Website
an anonymous user from: Waregem, Flanders, Belgium

Does anyone have the support email for this fraudulent website? playgr8... I didn't order anything and they billed my creditcard, I don't even have any idea how they got a hold of it. The site is blocked in my country due to being fraudulent, I can't even visit it, and the page doesn't exit (which was stated in the billing).

If anyone has any info, please post it.

Thank you so much!


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