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well normally i'd use my own debit card but..im on holidays and the only credit card i have access to is my dad's.

my dad is old-fashioned and doesn't have trust in many things and steam appears to be one of those. Being in india, he is afraid that his credit card will get hacked and since it has no limit it will then be charged outrageous amounts by someone who could get ahold of the various information you need to fill out in steam forms (name, address, CC #, CVV2 code, tele etc).

all im asking for is for a few people to reply back on your opinions...is steam a trustworthy site for credit card transactions? all he needs is proof...and that's why i ask you guys.

also, what exactly is the chance that a credit card can get hacked when being used in a differnt country such as india? "encrypted, secure connections" are just comforting words for me..
post #2 of 44
Hey my dad is the same too smile.gif He dont even trust steam nor paypal. Heck he dont even
trust ibanking website which is the same company as his credit card xD

Yes steam is trustworthy. Literally the whole world buys digital copies of game there.

Credit card cant get hacked unless your computer is keylogged.
post #3 of 44
lol steam is just the biggest seller of PC game right now . It's just a big company like others. if it stole credit card federal justice would already be all over it.

or just go to a nearby chem store or bank and ask for a pre-paid credit-card smile.gif they should have some of that .

just don't use the credit card on a open rooter etc in an internet cafe on full of no so good looking people .


really people who don't want to put a credit-card number on internet cause they think it will be charged 1000000000000000000$ on it annoy me you have more chance to get your wallet stolen in a crowd .

( remember the company keed tracking of your average spending on you card and if you make a big purchased say it is 5 time the amount you normally use it will block the card and ask you if you really make the payment. )
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I've been buying games on steam for years, I've never had a charge from steam that I didn't know about.
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63 games and counting,
Is Steam trustworthy is like asking if Steve Jobs is the Devil...
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Steam should have your info saved, so why can't you use your regular payment option?
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It's trustworthy. I have bought 23 games from them since 2008. I've never had one issue with them, and I use both my credit card and paypal account to purchase games. I have no complaints thus far.
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Credit cards traditionally have higher levels of protection than debit cards..
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so when you do make a credit card purchase, what type of "security" features do hackers even need to go through to gain access to it. ive always thought that anything that is "encrypted" basically means it's safe to use but there's obviously more to it..
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steam trustworthy?

http://www.overclock.net/rants-raves/904589-steam-messing-me-do-not-use.html
    
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