Here at OffGamers, we want you to have a safe and pleasant shopping experience, so we’ve compiled some reports of scams and fraud that have occurred in real life as seen below. Avoid these sites and be wary of fake representatives that approach you. Always remember to never give out private information to strangers online or offline.
If you have any doubts about any suspicious websites please do not hesitate to contact our live support for assistance. We appreciate it if you would let us know of any ongoing scams or suspicious people impersonating our site. Thank you and stay safe!
*Updated July 3rd, 2023
There have been numerous cases reported of an ongoing scam by a company named ‘Ebayshop Group Limited’ that mainly targets Fiji customers. Their scheme is to get customers to purchase our OffGamers Gift Cards, Razer Gold, iTunes Gift Cards, Steam Wallet Codes and more in exchange for a fraudulent investment scheme which promises high returns after a year. Please refrain from purchasing gift cards or products (physical or online) for this purpose as we are unable to guarantee your safety nor provide you with a refund.
Do be alert when purchasing gift cards (physical or online) and do not fall into investment traps that seem too good to be true. We are not liable for your actions and its consequences.
*Updated February 21st, 2023
We are not affiliated with this website or seller claiming to be selling OffGamers Gift Cards. Please refrain from purchasing products outside of our official storefront or official sources, as you may be scammed. We do not offer any refunds or exchanges for products purchased outside of our website or official app.
*Updated December 5, 2022
There is a scam website that is asking you to purchase a gift card in exchange for cryptocurrency in order to scam you. OffGamers do not have any affiliation with this website or account and will not be held accountable if you decide to continue with the exchange. We do not encourage our customers to partake in this exchange. We do not offer any refunds or exchanges in this situation. Be warned.
*Updated November 21, 2022
It has been brought to our attention that there is a scam website luring customers to click a suspicious link in order to apply a promotion to their order. Note that OffGamers has no association or ongoing promotion that is related to this website. Do not click on random links advertised online and always check your original and primary sources beforehand. Be diligent when shopping and browsing online.
*Updated November 14, 2022
A scammer posing as a popular YouTube entity sent out a Google Docs link to viewers claiming that they have won a giveaway and would require them to insert their personal information into the Google Docs survey form. Please do not give out your personal information to anyone on the internet. Official sources would approach you through official sources with their official accounts and not through unofficial or personal WhatsApp or Telegram chat rooms. Another issue is, these scammers would often ask you to purchase gift cards to cover ‘shipping costs’ this is a known scam. Do not fall for it.
*Updated November 14, 2022
A customer has informed us that they were scammed by this account in an attempt to get their own social media account back. Do not put your trust in accounts that require gift cards as payment for their services. OffGamers has no link or connection to this account. Always be diligent and research your sources. Get proper help from official sources if your account is compromised.
*Updated November 14, 2022
There has been a scam that is ongoing on Instagram where users are being approached by strangers that offer them financial help. But in order to do so, they would need to ‘verify’ their PayPal account by purchasing gift cards. Do be informed that this is fake news. PayPal does not require any form of verification through the purchase of gift cards. Below is a sample of an account that has been scamming users. If you see accounts of a similar name or nature, please report them or ignore them.
*Updated October 21, 2022
We were informed that a suspicious website is scamming customers by linking back to our official website. Please make sure to make your purchases on our official website and not through any unknown third-party source. Do avoid this website at all costs: http://www.game88671v.com/wap/index.asp we do not have any connections to the site.
*Updated October 21, 2022
It has been brought to our attention that an email impersonating our customer service team has been circulating around trying to scam our distraught customers. If you get an email from this account: firstname.lastname@example.org please report the email and let us know. Do not provide them with any personal details or information. We only have one official support email (email@example.com). Below is a sample of the circulating phishing email:
*Updated September 12, 2022
We have been alerted by a customer of a stranger scamming them by asking for gift cards in exchange for money. Do note that OffGamers does not offer refunds for any transactions that occur outside of our website, so you are putting yourself at risk. Please be diligent when talking to strangers online and do not divulge any personal information or purchase gift cards for these strangers. Any sort of monetary compensation that they promise you are most likely lies.
*Updated August 2, 2022
A customer reached out to us letting us know that there is a scam going around where scammers would pretend to be helpless and request gift cards from strangers online. Please do not fall for their fake helplessness and do not go around purchasing gift cards for strangers on the internet. This person reaches out on social media platforms like Instagram and Google Chat, but make sure to practice general awareness while browsing the internet. We are not liable for your personal transactions outside of our platform.
*Updated July 22, 2022
It is brought to our attention that a customer was scammed through a phone call with someone that claims to be from their telecommunications provider. Do note that phone call scams are getting more prevalent. Make sure to do your due diligence and do not divulge any private or personal information over the phone. Any personnel that tells you to navigate to random websites is out to hack your device, do not fall into their trap.
*Updated June 27, 2022
Note that there is a scam going around on dating apps where a person asks you to purchase gift cards in order to activate a payment system and send you money. You do not need to purchase any gift card to activate any form of payment gateway, anyone that asks you to do so is most likely scamming you. If you come across the following profile, do report them.
*Updated June 20, 2022
A person impersonating a Youtube personality known as ‘North Borders’ has claimed that customers have won a fake giveaway and are scamming them instead. Scam victims are contacted through Telegram. Make sure to do your research before interacting with personalities online. Check if there is an ongoing giveaway firsthand, and ensure that you are contacted through official sources like their official social media accounts.
If you have won a giveaway, you won’t have to pay for anything, including shipping. If you are asked to purchase anything for compensation, it is most likely a scam. Stay alert!
*Updated May 27, 2022
There have been reports of users being scammed through social media, especially Instagram. The scammers will claim that they require extra payment to cover PayPal fees when transferring funds and they will ask you to purchase gift cards for them in return for money. Do not engage in strangers promising you money or prizes on the internet. If it is too good to be true, then it surely is. Do your due diligence, as OffGamers does not offer refunds for transactions that occur outside of our platform.
*Updated May 19, 2022
There have been reports made about people being scammed by the user of this Facebook account. Please be aware that we do not have any ties connected to this account. Do be warned that OffGamers is not responsible for any transactions that occur outside of our platform, so please refrain from doing so. Do not release any of your personal info and be wary of strangers on the internet!
*Updated January 19, 2022
A customer reached out to us that he has been scammed in an attempt to unlock his hacked social media account. As a precaution, please do not engage in strangers offering questionable services on the internet. If your account is hacked, contact your social media support team for more help on the matter. Entities that require gift cards as a form of payment for their services should not be trusted, especially if they are not tied to an established organization.
*Updated January 12, 2022
There has been an Instagram gift card scam going around. Be aware when you are approached by strangers on social media for any sort of request for gift cards as a form of payment. PayPal does not require you to purchase any gift card for verification, so do not be fooled. Familiarise yourself with their platform before proceeding to purchase anything. Do your due diligence!
*Updated January 10, 2022
There is a giveaway scam currently circling the internet, notably YouTube. Do not entertain any unofficial sources or strangers that contact you about giveaways. OffGamers does not tolerate any gift card exchanges for products or services online. Make sure to do your research before moving forward with purchasing anything online. This scammer impersonated a well-known social media influencer in order to scam his audience. Be aware while interacting with strangers on the internet and don’t fall into their traps.
*Updated January 03, 2022
It has come to our attention that there is a Razer Gold Gift Card scam going around. The scammer claims that there are extra regional fees that need to be paid in order for the gift cards to be used. Do note that there are no hidden charges or fees when you purchase your products from us. Do not engage with strangers on the internet that offer gift card exchanges for their products or services. We are not liable for any refunds when it comes to outside or personal transactions. Always do your due diligence when shopping online!
*Updated December 21, 2021
We’ve been notified of a gift card scam going around. The scammer poses as a banking entity and requests gift cards as payment to unblock the customer’s bank account. Do be aware that banks will not request gift cards in order to settle any outstanding amount. Be diligent and do your research before dealing with any emails from unknown sources on the internet. Official banking emails do not have grammatical errors and are better presented than the following:
*Updated December 15, 2021
We have received reports of a customer getting scammed while purchasing several gift cards on our site. The scammer poses as a figure that has a relationship with our company, but we do not have any connections with him. Do take note that OffGamers does not have any representatives that would require you to purchase gift cards as a form of payment for anything.
The scammer asks the customer to purchase several codes in order to activate their PayPal to send them money. PayPal does not require any activation through gift cards to work. All of this is done through WhatsApp. Make sure to not trust strangers like this at all costs and let us know of any misconduct as soon as possible to prevent it from reoccurring in the future!
*Updated November 22, 2021
There have been reported accounts of customers being scammed through an Instagram giveaway account. This Instagram account is not linked to OffGamers in any way, shape or form. Do shop only from the OffGamers site and stay away from strangers who ask for codes or gift cards in exchange for other products or giveaway entries. Only participate in giveaways hosted by our main website or official social media platforms to avoid getting scammed.
*Updated – September 27, 2021
It has been brought to our attention that there have been recently reported scams carried out on Discord and Steam profiles. This is another reminder that you should be wary of the people you interact with online and do not provide any personal information or click on any links provided by strangers for fear of being scammed. Always verify any information or identities and search up online before clicking on any links or providing any information.
*Updated – June 29, 2021
There have been reported cases of scams carried out through Telegram, Discord, and Steam. It is advisable that you do not provide any required information or click any links provided to you by these impersonators for fear of being scammed. Be sure to always check online and verify any information before clicking on links and/or providing your personal information.
*Updated – June 01, 2021
We’ve received complaints from our customers about getting scammed when engaging with this website. There has been a steep increase in fraudulent e-commerce sites recently, so please be extra careful. If a site offers a service that requires payment in the form of gift cards, there is high possibility that it is a scam site which will not provide the promised services. Purchase services from legitimate and trusted sites. OffGamers is not related in anyway to this website and we strongly advice you to not make any purchases on this site.
*Updated – March 23, 2021
We’ve received complaints from our customers about getting scammed when engaging with this website. There has been a steep increase in fraudulent e-commerce sites recently, so please be extra careful. Only buy from authorized or well-known e-commerce sites. If the prices are too good to be true, then it most probably is a scam. Check social media postings, forums, or review sites about the services of a particular site to ensure its legitimacy BEFORE making any purchases.
*Updated – February 03, 2021
We’ve received complaints from our customers about getting scammed when engaging with this website. Please do some research before purchasing items online. Buy from authorized or well-known e-commerce sites. If you notice a site using a famous brand logo but the website domain doesn’t match the brand name, it is most likely to be a scam site. Check social media postings, forums, or reviews about the services of a particular site to ensure its legitimacy BEFORE making any purchases.
*Updated – February 03, 2021
We’ve received complaints from our customers about getting scammed when engaging with this website. Please do some research before purchasing items online. Buy from authorized or well-known e-commerce sites. If the payment is directed to another website, please be wary. Check social media postings, forums, or reviews about the services of a particular site to ensure its legitimacy.
*Updated – January 15,2021
We have received several complaints from our customers about getting scammed when engaging with this website. Please be careful when engaging with this website.
We now have an official app tied to our website that you can download on the App Store, Google Play Store, Huawei App Gallery and even an Android APK. Click this link to have a look!
*Updated – January 08, 2021
OffGamers does not have an official app tied to the store. This app is not associated with us. You are more likely to get scammed if you make purchases via this app.
*Updated – September 28, 2020
Buying a fake ID is against the law and you are most likely to get scammed for trying to get one.
*Updated – September 23, 2020
An example of a scammer on Whatsapp who poses as an OffGamers’ agent.
*Updated – August 26, 2020
Be wary of sites providing illegal services. We are not in any way associated with them or condone their business practices.
*Updated – August 10, 2020
As a reminder, be wary of MoneyGram scams. Fraudsters are manipulating their victims by urging them to send an activation fee before The International Monetary Fund (IMF) provides compensation to them. Always remember that if you need to pay upfront for a compensation, it’s definitely a scam. They will also request to be paid in certain form of gift cards.
April 9, 2020
Always keep an eye out for suspicious websites.
July 22, 2019
The internet is full of websites that are fake, and some of them looked identical to our website; like this one below:
Unfortunately, there are people who have fallen victim to this scam site. We want to remind all shoppers to avoid this site at all cost. We’re not associated or affiliated with that Arabic site, and always make sure that the url is https://www.offgamers.com/ before adding your digital products to cart.
Never trade with anyone that request for digital gift cards in exchange for services, items and others. The site’s administrator is a notorious scammer – you have been warned.
We’ve received a number of emails asking us if we are associated with the eTeam League – https://twitter.com/eTeamLeague_CR which appear to be asking for money from other teams to participate in their fraudulent competition.
We would like to inform everyone that we are definitely not associated with eTeam League and do not endorse them or support them in any way, and have no knowledge of who they are. Stay clear away from them.
Scam Alert – http://utop.us
We’ve came across another scam site that wants to steal your digital Gift Cards and we would like to remind every shoppers again to be wary of such sites. This syndicates usually uses the same modus operandi to commit their scams. They will first ask you to purchase a digital codes from other websites and then they will request you to e-mail them the codes or input the serials through a submission form. By doing so, you are exposing the digital codes to them and losing the digital codes in the process.
Do not fall prey to such malicious websites. If you have any doubts about any websites that requires you to purchase any codes from us in exchange for physical products, services or digital goods, please do not hesitate to contact our live support for assistance.
We have received reports that scammers are pretending to be OffGamers staff members.
In this scam, they will claim to be staff from OffGamers.com and offers leveling services for a fee. These scammers will request their victims to purchase digital gift cards from OffGamers.com and to provide the codes to them as payment. Once the codes are revealed to these heinous individuals, they will attempt to extort even more codes from their victims without providing any services in return.
Remember, if anyone claims to be from OffGamers.com and offers exchanges for physical items, digital goods, boosting/leveling services, virtual currency and other form of services, we’re not associated with them.
Don’t lose hundreds or thousands of dollars when you can get our live support for free. If this happens to you over Skype, you are being targeted for fraud and should report it to us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a ticket here.
Our customers have reported and fallen victim to this scam site – https://paxful.com/. This site accepts OffGamers Gift Card as payment and claims they will provide digital currencies in return.
We would like to remind everyone again to avoid such nefarious scam sites and don’t fall victim to them.
Any websites that claims to offer gift cards, physical items or even virtual currency exchanges are known scam sites and we are not affiliated or associated with the operators of any third party websites that provide such services.
We’ve received reports that this site http://www.buyvirtualcard.biz/ is defrauding our customers of their game points card and cdkeys in return for digital currencies.
We would like to remind everyone again not to conduct any exchanges with them or any other sites that offers virtual currency or physical items exchanges. We’re not in any way associated or affiliated with any exchange sites, and never will be.
Such scam sites always runs on similar m.o. Firstly, they will request you to purchase a point cards, cdkeys, game cards or any other intangible goods from certain sites. Then, they will either ask you to mail them the serial codes or enter it in an available field to verify your order. (at this point you have expose your serials to them).
After receiving your codes, they will halt all communications with you and you’ll end up losing your game codes in the process. Don’t fall victim to such obvious scams.
Be smart and do a reverse thorough look-up on such sites or contact us at our live support for answers, if you’re unsure of a particular site that offers such exchanges.
Scam site sample
It has come to our attention that some of our customers have recently fallen victim to Internet fraud.
This site http://www.e-wowinn.com/ has defrauded many customers of their PSN codes and claims to be affiliated with us. We would like to remind everyone to be cautious of websites that allows codes exchanges. We are in no way associated with codes exchange sites, codes generating sites and even physical items exchange sites.
Remember to be extremely wary of anything online that sounds “too good to be true”. If a website suffers from poor design and looks as dodgy as this – http://www.e-wowinn.com/ is a telltale sign to avoid it.
In this case, the customer reports that some websites are requesting iTunes codes as payment in exchange for physical products.
Our customers have provided the iTunes codes to the recipient email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and not only that they were cheated of their iTunes codes, but they also did not get the products as described on the scam sites.
We would like to inform all customers to be wary of such sites and OffGamers has no affiliation with these websites that offers iTunes codes trades or exchanges for physical and virtual products.
This is a very serious matter and OffGamers would like to remind all customers to be cautious and buying only from trusted vendors or websites.
If you come across websites that request payment in form of iTunes card purchased from us in exchange for physical or virtual products, please contact our live support immediately for assistance. Don’t get scammed!
Sample of a Scam Site
List of scam sites operated under email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com
Remember, if you have any doubts about websites that requires you to purchase iTunes or any codes from us in exchange for physical products or digital goods, please do not hesitate to contact our live support for assistance.