Scam Scam: Bogus PlayStation Website

During your holiday shopping, keep an eye on the Scam, a scam website claiming to offer Playstation products. From an almost free PS5 to a used PS4, the page features everything on sale. The reviews are bad, confirming the business is shady. see below.

How else do we know this is a fraud platform. The domain name was purchased last week, before Black Friday. Also, after Cyber Monday, many similar websites popped out online, with the same design and content! The same scam is pulled in the PSGaming, PSGamesGroup, and the PSgetting scams. Here is more.

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They all look like this:


The holiday deals promoted on the scam page are very attractive but don’t buy anything. A brand new PlayStation 5 goes for $239.99, a PlayStation 4 for only $79.99, an extra dual shock controller for just about a  hundred bucks, and so on. The prices are indeed too good to be true, so stay away.

Negative Reviews

Although the domain name was bought just a week ago, many people still fell victim to the fake offers. There are tons of people now who try to get their money back. Feel free to leave your reviews in the comments section below.

It is important to recognize the patterns of every scam website that does the same thing. Typically, when the domain name gets exposed, criminals register a new one but keep the content on, with the same design. You can expect that in the next few weeks that the PlaySteition logo will be different but the offers will be the same, so beware.

The is a common fly-by-night operation that occurs during special days, such as Black Friday, Cyber Monday Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Boxing Day, or Valentine’s Day. You can also expect that this Playsteition scam will be happening for the next few weeks as well, as the holidays are almost here.

The Playsteition scam is still going, so please help others avoiding it. You need to report it. Since we expose fake offers here, keep also an eye on other schemes such as many of the Amazon Scams, PlayStation 4 Giveaway, and Craigslist Scams. Feel free to share your experience in the comments. How To Report a Scam

Warn your family and online friends about the Scam by distributing this article here, on social media. You can officially report cyber criminals or any other suspicious activity to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) using the link below:

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  1. With the great desire to get PS5’s for Christmas this web site,, using a verified PayPal account is actually a scam! After purchase I attempted to try and contact the business… the phone number is actually in Minnesota even though it is listed as TX and is constantly busy. The email address comes back as “server not found.” Upon more digging it is actually a site registered to Super Privacy Service LTD c/o Dynadot in California. PayPal and Chase Bank (used when buying) are both logging this as a scam site and I will be refunded my money, however, save yourself the hassle and do NOT use!

    1. I lost my PayPal case to these people and then turned to my credit card company to get my money back. I spelled PlayStation wrong using duckduckgo, and that’s how I ended up on their website.
      I have sense deleted all of my payment forms with PayPal because I don’t feel they are a safe place to use. Paypal provides the sellers actual website as [email protected] where I have emailed twice and been ignored.
      I provided Paypal with all screens shots and copies of emails and there response was the seller has provided a tracking number which to this day does not exist on the EMS tracking site. I noticed the fraud the same day I made the purchase when this company sent me a confirmation email. I immediately told them to cancel the order.
      I reported this to the FTC crime unit and to PlayStation. Moral or the story is just because you can pay with Paypal does not mean its safe!!

      1. I am in the same boat with this scam of a website. I too thought I was on the legit website and placed this order for my husband and paid through PayPal. I only got suspicious when I never received a confirmation email from either PayPal or this website. I tried calling but the phone stays busy and when I tried to email I got the same response. Now we’re in the process of trying to get our money back and I filed with the FTC as well.

        1. Hi Starla,
          I am sorry to hear this happened to you too. I notified PayPal late November of this faulty merchant and according to how my case went I am not surprised PayPal has not fined this merchant.
          I asked PayPal why they would allow a merchant like this to do business with them and PayPal replied that they needed to get enough complaints to fine them, so there was time between my incident and yours where you could have been protected, but PayPal chose not too.

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