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Paypal Digital Gift Card Security Issues / Hacked - Check Your Balances ASAP

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#61 donny2112   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   770 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

donny2112

Posted 21 October 2016 - 07:33 AM

Just had a GameStop GC from late July that had $60 left on it get zero'd out, too.  Hate this breach nonsense.  Think I may just let it go, if eBay ever gets the $200 GC back to me.  Just be done with PPDG unless can convert it to physical in short order.  Deeply frustrating. :(



#62 TooPoor   ∀ Game, ∃ Buy Price CAGiversary!   11547 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 October 2016 - 06:09 PM

My BBY cards have been drained.

 

Heads up CAGs.

 

Edit: My cards were bought on 6/30, which was not affected by the first wave of balance clearing. I foolishly thought I was safe since my balance were ok last time people report clearings of cards bought in August.



#63 Person808   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1179 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 October 2016 - 09:12 PM

I think if anyone has purchased anything from PPDG before Sept 1st, you should probably check your balance as theres a big chance its zero'd and its probably a ton of vendors its not limited to BBY / GS / iTunes. I had a Sephora drained and I seen people talk about Staples and Officemax being drained as well on other forums.



#64 donny2112   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   770 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

donny2112

Posted 21 October 2016 - 09:31 PM

Yeah, I used an Outback GC from PPDG today from July just to get it out of the way, and finished off my three other GS GCs (~$15 total) just to avoid them being drained.  Think that's all the PPDG cards from before Sept. 1st for me.  On the good news side, eBay got back to me with the refunded eBay GC number from my August 8 BBY GCs being drained, so that's finally clear.  Think I'm done with trying to carry a lot of GCs from PPDGs, though, unless I can convert them to physical.  No more eBay bucks from it, and probably better for my finances anyway to do some belt tightening. (^_^)



#65 Tuxedo38   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   130 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Tuxedo38

Posted 27 October 2016 - 04:38 AM

My BBY cards have been drained.

 

Heads up CAGs.

 

Edit: My cards were bought on 6/30, which was not affected by the first wave of balance clearing. I foolishly thought I was safe since my balance were ok last time people report clearings of cards bought in August.

Exact same thing happened to me, but I was unaware of this being a widespread issue until just 15 minutes ago.

 

I called BB last week to report my balance was gone and got the run around a couple times. On my third try the CS rep told my where and when my gift card was used. I'm in the midwest and it turns out it was used in Florida about two weeks prior. I told them I had never even visited the state, much less a BB store within the past two weeks, so he forwarded my case. His connection was breaking up a bit, but he sounded fairly confident that I'd be able to get my balance refunded and to expect an email from them within five business days. Yesterday was day five and no email, so I'll be contacting them tomorrow and if nothing's resolved, I'll try contacting eBay/Paypal.