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6y, 3w agoPosted 6 years, 3 weeks ago
Hi is there a way of paying for an item off play.com but without giving them bank or card details.As i have heard of some horror stories about them using card details etc.Any help rep will be given
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6y, 3w agoPosted 6 years, 3 weeks ago
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8 Likes #1
I loled.
#2
Never heard such horror stoires myself and have used them LOADS. Can't answer your question though... no idea. Use a credit card and then you're covered.
#3
Maybe you can write a nice letter and enclose a postal order - anyone tried it?
1 Like #4
Ram raid
#5
its the same with any online retailer always make sure your padlock is showing, apart from that if you get any problems you should be covered if anything goes wrong
#6
Great but they have hidden all their email contact info and try to force you to ring their telephone number if you have a problem that is not generic
1 Like #7
genuinely never had an issue with PLAY and I use them all the time unless somewhere has a special offer that beats their prices! they are one of the best online companies i have purchased from EVER!! :)
#8
Never had a problem and used lots.
#9
I'd like to know how you delete your card details from the site,i can't find out how to!

Edited By: deb8z on Nov 15, 2010 15:21
2 Likes #10
deb8z
I'd like to know how you delete your card details from the site,i can't find out how to!


login / credit card details/ edit/ make a new 16 digit number (up) and make a CVV number up and remember to never order on that made up card.


us first 4 numbers from your card issuer ---as in 1st 4 digits from your existing one...

Edited By: dontasciime on Nov 15, 2010 15:29
#11
dontasciime
deb8z
I'd like to know how you delete your card details from the site,i can't find out how to!
login / credit card details/ edit/ make a new 16 digit number (up) and make a CVV number up and remember to never order on that made up card.us first 4 numbers from your card issuer ---as in 1st 4 digits from your existing one...

I remember months ago trying to add fake details and it wouldn't work lol
banned#12
comedy thread
#13
csiman
comedy thread


agreed, each comment gets funnier.not sure i will follow the false credit card details suggestion :D



Edited By: quizmaniac on Nov 15, 2010 16:57
#14
dcx_badass
Bunch of pirates avoid at all costs.

Joking obviously, but they are pretty crappy compared to Amazon, I don't use them anymore after my last 5 orders were all in stock for hours after I bought the item but were all cancelled and I Was never notified.


This reminds me of 2 incidents I had I ordered a Graphic Novel and it was in process limbo for over 6 months and nothing happened to that order no email updates nothing, also same thing happened with my complete Battlestat Bluray order just left in limbo for almost a month even though the description stated delivery in 3 - 5 days O HATE PLAY FOR TAKING YOUR ORDER AND LEAVING YOU WITHOUT A CLUE IF IT WILL EVER BE COMPLETED
1 Like #15
bunch of crooks, same as Amazon, another bunch of cowboys...

Actually I would turn off your computer and go back to living in the stone age.

NO ONE IS SAFE FROM THE INTERNETS
#16
numptyj
bunch of crooks, same as Amazon, another bunch of cowboys...

Actually I would turn off your computer and go back to living in the stone age.

NO ONE IS SAFE FROM THE INTERNETS


Everything has its bad points you cant generalize it like that your comment isnt a fair comment the internet has opened the world to a lot of things - dont blame the technology blame the user
#17
this thread's getting better and better
1 Like #18
there's a massive thread on MSE about Play fraud, and detailed description of how to overwrite your credit card details, which I did on ours after a friend had his account hacked and spent days sorting out the credit card refunds. It was thought to be employees within Play, it might now have been fixed for all I know, but personally I don't want that kind of hassle and never buy from Play.

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=1531695&highlight=play+com+fraud&page=2

Edited By: chalkysoil on Nov 15, 2010 20:27: url
#19
wow never heard of any of this! ive used play a few times and never had a problem! x
#20
I've changed the start and expiry dates and that CV number wotsit,i still can't work out how to do the actual card details differently,it keeps saying error lol
banned#21
n1ttygr1tty
its the same with any online retailer always make sure your padlock is showing, apart from that if you get any problems you should be covered if anything goes wrong


That padlock means close to **** all these days.
#22
I don't think Play are alone in being insecure - a while back the PayPal payment system on Skype Australlia was hacked and mine and thousands of other PayPal accounts used to buy 100 euros of skpye contract... It was refunded.
I have yet to see a secure online payment system; things like "verified by visa" are a total joke and just used so the bank can wheedle out of paying you back after a fraud (if you have a persons card details all you need to reset the Verified by Visa password is their date of birth!)
1 Like #23
deb8z
I've changed the start and expiry dates and that CV number wotsit,i still can't work out how to do the actual card details differently,it keeps saying error lol

Test Credit Card Account Numbers
While testing, use only the credit card numbers listed here. Other numbers produce an error.

Expiration Date must be a valid date in the future (use the mmyy format).

Test Credit Card Account Numbers
Credit Card Type
Credit Card Number

American Express
378282246310005

American Express
371449635398431

American Express Corporate
378734493671000

Australian BankCard
5610591081018250

Diners Club
30569309025904

Diners Club
38520000023237

Discover
6011111111111117

Discover
6011000990139424

JCB
3530111333300000

JCB
3566002020360505

MasterCard
5555555555554444

MasterCard
5105105105105100

Visa
4111111111111111

Visa
4012888888881881

Visa
4222222222222

Note : Even though this number has a different character count than the other test numbers, it is the correct and functional number.

Processor-specific Cards

Dankort (PBS)
76009244561

Dankort (PBS)
5019717010103742

Switch/Solo (Paymentech) 6331101999990016


if the number listed for your credit card doesn't do the trick, maybe ask on the MSE thread in case "test" numbers have been changed recently?
#24
But none of this should be needed, you can delete your card details on Amazon easily, so why not on Play?

I also never use Play these days, they often have items listed as " in stock " which are not.
1 Like #25
Thank you,i've received an email saying my account is suspended,cool X)
#26
Inactive
But none of this should be needed, you can delete your card details on Amazon easily, so why not on Play?I also never use Play these days, they often have items listed as " in stock " which are not.

Exactly,you should be able to remove details easily and you can't,i only use Play if i can't get something elsewhere.
#27
deb8z
Thank you,i've received an email saying my account is suspended,cool X)

http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/7009/sorrydebz1.png
#28
Noticed that they removed the 'international' link and PlayUSA has nothing in it's coming soon section.
#29
i emailed play regarding this as it worried me that you cant remove your card details they say you can and heres a quote from the email...

Removing card details, all you need to do is to log in to your account, on
the left part of the page, you need to select credit debit card, from
there you can remove your card details.
hope this helps.
#30
karinaj
i emailed play regarding this as it worried me that you cant remove your card details they say you can and heres a quote from the email...Removing card details, all you need to do is to log in to your account, on the left part of the page, you need to select credit debit card, from there you can remove your card details.hope this helps.

It's lies:lol They don't have a clue




Edited By: dontasciime on Jun 10, 2011 17:51: ,
#31
glad its not jus me coz i couldnt see the option either! think ill message them back!
#32
If you're that worried about removing details from play couldn't you just report your card as lost or stolen and get a new one so the number no longer matches?
#33
karinaj
glad its not jus me coz i couldnt see the option either! think ill message them back!


Just proves what a bunch of muppets they are.
#34
MasterCard
5105105105105100

this definitely works, just altered my account I made yesterday for Tin Tin
#35
like to keep track of this thread
chalkysoil
deb8z
I've changed the start and expiry dates and that CV number wotsit,i still can't work out how to do the actual card details differently,it keeps saying error lol


Test Credit Card Account Numbers
While testing, use only the credit card numbers listed here. Other numbers produce an error.

Expiration Date must be a valid date in the future (use the mmyy format).

Test Credit Card Account Numbers
Credit Card Type
Credit Card Number

American Express
378282246310005

American Express
371449635398431

American Express Corporate
378734493671000

Australian BankCard
5610591081018250

Diners Club
30569309025904

Diners Club
38520000023237

Discover
6011111111111117

Discover
6011000990139424

JCB
3530111333300000

JCB
3566002020360505

MasterCard
5555555555554444

MasterCard
5105105105105100

Visa
4111111111111111

Visa
4012888888881881

Visa
4222222222222

Note : Even though this number has a different character count than the other test numbers, it is the correct and functional number.

Processor-specific Cards

Dankort (PBS)
76009244561

Dankort (PBS)
5019717010103742

Switch/Solo (Paymentech) 6331101999990016


if the number listed for your credit card doesn't do the trick, maybe ask on the MSE thread in case "test" numbers have been changed recently?
#36
Is this for **** real?

Btw dontasciime I can see through your black paint job.
#37
dtovey89
Is this for **** real?

Btw dontasciime I can see through your black paint job.


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