What to do when someone steals your PSN gift card code?

Jun 3, 2015
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So pretty much, Sony told me someone else had already used the code on my card, despite me only opening it yesterday. And, despite the fact I have a receipt and the original card, they apparently "can't do anything" and I should "contact my retailer".

First off, this is bull that anyone can steal my code at all. I'm guessing that people just input codes continuously until they get a hit. Now, some jerk has my $50. You know what I did with my last $50 card? I bought a PS+ subscription, which was apparently necessary for a "better online experience". Between this incident and my experiences playing online, I think I might be due a refund. Just because the Xbone is failing, it doesn't mean you can rest easy Sony. Pick up your game.

Anyway, does anyone have experience with something like this? I really don't want to buy another one, they're quite expensive. What can I do?
 

Lebowski

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You find out where they live and capture their family and kill their family in front of them and then save them for last....and then before you kill them, you whisper in their ear: "so wat wud u do for a klondike bar?"
 

VayMasters86

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If the cards not activated by a retailer when they put in the code, it won't work. So if someone else did manage to get your code, they must have claimed it from the time you bought it to the time you tried to enter it.

You "might" need Sony to send you a letter if it was SOMEHOW claimed before you bought it based on the recipe, otherwise it'll be hard to prove that you didn't use it, I can see getting a refund going either way. Good Luck.
 

Bitbydeath

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Go to the retailer and tell them the card wasn't activated when you purchased it and would either like it activated or switched... whatever works.
 

Omar

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so if that really did happen, it would have to be someone who works there...that's the only thing i can think of. was the card already scratched off?