Steam Wallet Gift Card Scam

Steam Wallet Gift Card Scam

Steam Wallet has seen increasing reports of scammers contacting their potential victims over the phone and coercing them to purchase Steam Wallet Gift Cards to cover payment for taxes, bail, debts, or delivery of money won in sweepstakes. The scammers often pose as agents of official agencies, such as the I.R.S., to convince their victims to comply.

Potential victims are urged to purchase Steam Wallet Gift Cards at a retail shop in their area. Once the codes have been purchased and activated through the retailer, scammers ask the victims to scratch the codes and read them over the phone.

Please be aware that Steam Wallet Gift Cards can only be activated on Steam. The associated value can only be used to purchase products such as video games, in-game items, software, and hardware. If someone contacts you to pay them in Steam Wallet Gift Cards, you are most likely targeted in a scam set up by cybercriminals.

Never give out a Steam Wallet Gift Card to a person you do not know.

Steps to take

If you have been a victim of a scam and purchased Steam Wallet Gift Cards that have not been given to the scammer yet, please take these cards back to the customer service desk of the retailer where you purchased them. They can scan the cards to see if they are eligible for a refund. Steam Wallet Gift Cards that have been activated but not redeemed yet are normally refundable at retail.

If you already have given the codes to the scammer, please keep the Steam Wallet Gift Cards and the receipt and report the incident to your local police department.

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  • August 10, 2020 at 7:06 PM by an anonymous user from: Santee, California, United States

    I have a guy saying it is his daughters birthday & she needs a mother. He wants me to send an iTunes or Steam gift card to her for her birthday. I have only known him a week. He sent me a bank A/C # and routing number. To prove he isn’t scamming. He won’t give me an email though. He also doesn’t make small talk. I feel it’s a scam.

    • August 12, 2020 at 10:05 AM by an anonymous user from: Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, United States

      Thank you for putting this out there. Just got the exact same scam and almost fell for it, but he was so anxious about hurrying to get the card I thought I would google paypay steamit scam.

      It was his nieces birthday and he wanted me to send the card with some stamps he was going to purchase on ebay. Couldn't understand the whole gift card, which didn't sound right.

      The email and paypal looked good, but nothing felt right.

      I let the guy know I'm selling and not buying.

      Thanks again for your information, it saved me a heartache.

  • August 4, 2020 at 4:15 PM by an anonymous user from: Canfield, Ohio, United States

    My daughter meet a guy that is in the Army and ask her to send him steam cards so he put minutes on his phone. Can you do that...

    • August 4, 2020 at 4:26 PM by info

      Someone is attempting to scam your daughter. Tell your daughter to beware of people claiming to be in the army asking for gift cards or money.

  • August 4, 2020 at 4:11 PM by an anonymous user from: Canfield, Ohio, United States

    my daughter on facebook. He said he is in the Army. and he keeps asking her for steam cards so he can put minutes on his phone. can you do that?

    • August 4, 2020 at 4:28 PM by info

      It is a scam.

  • July 7, 2020 at 9:34 PM by an anonymous user from: United States

    I know someone who claims to be a military nurse - wants a steam card purchased here in the States ... then for me to take a pic of the coding and send it to her as a text via Hangouts. Legal?

    • August 10, 2020 at 6:58 PM by an anonymous user from: Santee, California, United States

      I’ve had the same thing happen to me. I’m thinking it’s a scam. They send pictures, but I don’t know.

  • June 18, 2020 at 1:56 PM by an anonymous user from: Frankford, Delaware, United States

    So met this hot guy on Dating site, says he is at the airbase working for the government blah blah, can’t see me now until he get his place off base... can’t talk on the phone due to work he does.

    I work in fraud for a bank, I have kept this “romance” going for 2 weeks now... knowing the show would drop eventually and he would ask for $$ or gift card. Today was the day he asked for a Steam Game gift Card... I told him right off what I do and how I was skeptical due to online romance scams. He’s really good!

    So now that he’s asked of course not doing it ... is there anyway to trace or find out who and where this pos is?

    • June 18, 2020 at 3:01 PM by info

      He can be anywhere in the world. And, it is hard to track him because he is probable using a proxy server, which hides his location, or he is using public Wifi connections.

  • April 18, 2020 at 8:46 PM by an anonymous user from: Oliver, British Columbia, Canada

    I have been asked by a dating site person to purchase a Steam Wallet Card, I don't want to do this as I haven't met him yet. What do I do?

    • April 18, 2020 at 10:09 PM by info

      Do not do it because someone is attempting to use you.

  • February 21, 2020 at 7:26 AM by an anonymous user from: London, England, United Kingdom

    I have a friend on Facebook I do not know, he is looking forme to send him a smart wallet card, should I do it?

    • February 21, 2020 at 7:32 AM by info

      If you do not know the person, then the person is not your friend. Do not send the card.

  • January 4, 2020 at 9:23 PM by an anonymous user from: Venice, Florida, United States

    Just set up an EBay account to sell some things from around the house. On my first order, I get an offer from Fulvio TimperI asking if I could purchase a $300.00 Steam Wallet Gift Card, put it in the item I am selling and ship it to their cousin in NY. HA!

    • April 28, 2020 at 3:38 PM by an anonymous user from: Elk Grove, California, United States

      Same happened today, this was his text "I want it ship to West Virginia as a Gift. I would like you to also get a Steam Wallet Gift Card, of $300 included in the package before shipment, I’m present deployed out of town to Lack land AFB because I work with the Military, I will add $300 to your payment for the Steam Wallet Gift Card, $30 for gas and stress & $50 to cover for the shipping cost"


    • March 11, 2020 at 4:25 PM by an anonymous user from: Clinton, Mississippi, United States

      I just received the same request today for an item that I'm selling on eBay. But I was asked to ship the package to Georgia. The person's name is Roland Smith in Augusta GA.

    • February 14, 2020 at 11:58 AM by an anonymous user from: London, England, United Kingdom

      The person looking a stream wallet card looking for my email, is it a scam?

    • January 30, 2020 at 7:33 AM by an anonymous user from: Lexington, Kentucky, United States

      lol... somebody wants me to do same except to Tn.. I told them send me the $ on my PayPal and I'll buy and ship no problem.

  • December 22, 2019 at 11:36 AM by an anonymous user from: Lecanto, Florida, United States

    Was scammed by an old friend of mine. Should have known better!

  • November 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM by an anonymous user from: Federal Way, Washington, United States

    This has happen to me. please help.

  • November 14, 2019 at 6:18 AM by an anonymous user from: Madison, Mississippi, United States

    I am currently being targeted with scam. I have not and will not purchase a card. These people are posing as a celebrity and his personal assistant. They are using nathan morris of boyz ii men and cody johnson. Ladies beware!

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