PlayStation Notwork: Any Fraud Reports?


Posted May 11, 2011 - By Stephen Johnson

PSN, Playstation Network

Hey, guys... remember the PlayStation Network? That was pretty awesome, wasn't it? I'm not bringing up the once-functioning network to rub internet-salt in the fresh wounds of PS3 users, though. I'm bringing it up to ask a question: Have any of you seen any fraud on your credit cards?

We received an email from a reader who told us that his card have been blocked by Bank of America, and that BoA is issuing new cards to all BoA customers. The second part isn't true, according to Bank of America. The customer service person I spoke to said BoA has no official policy regarding credit cards connected with the PlayStation Network, and no specific advice for PSN users who used a Bank of America card to sign up for the PSN (beyond the blanket: "our fraud prevention should automatically detect any fraudulent activity" and "if you're really worried about security, tell us and we'll issue you a new card"). I placed a call with the company's corporate office, just to make doubly-super-sure, and I'm awaiting a call back.

Either way, I wanted to know if anyone out there has had any actual, real world fallout from your information having been compromised.

Have you noticed an increase in phishing attempts? Had to cancel your card? Approached by strange men in overcoats in alleys trying to sell you a watch?

Personally, none of that has happened to me.  I changed my passwords to be safe when this happened, and the card I've used with the PSN has expired, so I'm good there, too.

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PlayStation Notwork: Any Fraud Reports?


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