WHILE some think gift cards are impersonal, many would agree that they are a great solution when you are stuck for ideas.
With Christmas coming up Steam gift cards are the perfect present for gamers.
A Steam gift card could be perfect for gamers
Where can you buy Steam gift cards?
Steam gift cards are sold at a number of online outlets.
The easiest place to buy them is directly from the website.
You can either buy a physical gift card or a digital one.
For the online option, all you have to do is to log into Steam, select a Steam Friend and a gift amount and the receiver will see the gift in their Steam wallet.
Gamers can choose how to spend their gift by purchasing games, software or hardware.
Which shops sell Steam gift cards?
There is a number of different stores that also offer Steam gift cards.
What are the dangers of Stream cards?
Sadly gift cards are the main targets for scammers and gift card fraud can leave merchants vulnerable to damaging chargebacks from the credit cards that were originally used to purchase them.
Consumer watchdog Which? has urged shoppers to reconsider buying gift cards after a survey found that one in 10 people had received a gift card for a retailer that collapsed during the pandemic.
A survey of 2,000 consumers found 7% received a gift card for a retailer which has collapsed since March 2020.
The data suggested that almost two fifths of these shoppers were unable to spend the full balance of their voucher – with an average of £25 left unspent.
Are there any Stream gift card scams to watch out for?
Steam has warned shoppers that there have been reports of fraudsters posing as official agents scamming people into buying Steam Wallet Gift Cards and giving them the codes over the phone.
Steam gift cards can only be activated and used on Steam to purchase video games, software or other Steam products.
If someone contacts you to pay them in Steam gift cards you are most likely targeted by a scammer.
When buying a Steam gift card you need to make sure the number listed on the activation receipt matches the gift card you receive.
Also it would be best to save the purchase and activation receipt until the gift card is redeemed.
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