Buyer beware help and tips in purchasing games and cd keys
CD KEYSWHEN IT COMES TO BUYING GAMES AND GAMING-RELATED PRODUCTS
IN THIS DAY AND AGE, PLAYERS ARE NO LONGER LIMITED TO PROFIT-
ORIENTED RETAILERS, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY’RE FIRST-PARTY
OR THIRD-PARTY. NOW, PLAYERS CAN CHOOSE TO GO TO SMALLER
THIRD-PARTY SITES, CUSTOMER-TO-CUSTOMER PLATFORMS, OR EVEN
SOMETHING AS DIRECT AS A BUYER-TO-SELLER DEAL. MORE OPTIONS,
HOWEVER, ENTAILS GREATER RISK. UNFORTUNATELY, SOME SCAMMERS
ENGAGE IN SHADY BUSINESS IN THE PLAYER TO PLAYER TRADING
WORLD. TO AVOID PHISHING FROM PESKY PEOPLE, HERE ARE SOME TIPS
Contrary to popular trading belief, security doesn’t begin in choosing who you’ll be trading with
because it starts with you (your password, to be exact). Before using an email or a social media
account in your gaming-related online transactions, ensure that it has a secure password. A safe
password is one that’s difficult to guess. Avoid using names or birthdays. Please don’t try to be clever
and use “password.” Black hat hackers are aware of “password.” Instead, utilize either “pass phrases”
that have no relation to your personal life, or a combination that seems random but isn’t.
No “Password” As
GAMES AND CD KEYS
CD Keys and
What’s in a Site
ONCE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT OR PASSWORD IS SECURE, YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND CHECK OUT THE DEALS ONLINE.
JUST REMEMBER: YOU’RE THE ONE BROWSING, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND. IF A SELLER CONTACTS YOU OFFERING A
DEAL, DON’T TAKE IT NO MATTER HOW LUCRATIVE IT SOUNDS. IN MOST CASES, IT’S A TRAP.
BEFORE VISITING A WEBSITE, RUN A GOOGLE SEARCH OF THE SITE’S NAME SINCE THE MOST RELEVANT HITS APPEAR FIRST.
IF YOU SEE ANY SEARCH RESULTS THAT PERTAIN TO SCAMMING OR OTHER DUBIOUS STATEMENTS, THEN DON’T CLICK ON
IF YOU CLICKED ON THE URL, CHECK THE UI NEXT. IF THE SITE HAS A MESSY UI WITH TOO MANY POP-UPS AND ADS,
ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT ARE TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, THEN THAT COULD BE A YELLOW FLAG. ON THE OTHER HAND, SOME
PLAYER TO PLAYER SITES THAT HAVE LOTS OF ADS IS LEGITIMATE. SOME PLATFORMS HAVE POLISHED UI BUT ARE IN STILL
SCAM SITES. WHILE THIS MAY SEEM LIKE JUDGING A BOOK BY ITS COVER, IT’S BETTER TO BE WRONG BUT SAFE. NO DEAL,
AUTHENTIC OR OTHERWISE, NO HARM DONE.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST, CHECK THE SITE’S SECURITY STATUS. YOU CAN FIND IT IN THE ADDRESS BAR NEXT TO THE URL. IF THE
URL SAYS “HTTPS,” AND THE WORD “SECURE” NEXT TO IT IN GREEN TEXT WITH A PADLOCK, THEN THE SITE IS SECURE.