Steam Wallet Gift Card Scam

Steam Wallet Gift Card Scam

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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.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • 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!


    • 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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