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Question for people using their credit cards for Steam sales.

#1MrMonkhousePosted 12/22/2013 1:27:19 PM
For those making multiple purchases on Steam, I've heard stories about them freezing your card if you buy a lot of games at once. Has it happened to you yet?
#2_Killzor_Posted 12/22/2013 1:29:41 PM
Erm hopefully your bank would call you and ask about the sudden purchases first before freezing your card.
#3Termin8rPosted 12/22/2013 1:32:27 PM
I've had my card frozen once before when I bought a bunch of apps for my phone during a massive sale. They did this before contacting me and I had to get a new card.
#4KabtheMentatPosted 12/22/2013 1:32:48 PM
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#5Killah PriestPosted 12/22/2013 1:38:38 PM
They've never froze my card but once they did wait a few days before letting them through so when I checked it looked like I didn't spend much and then all of a sudden EXPLOSION.
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#6MasterDonGeroPosted 12/22/2013 1:46:44 PM
Nope. But my recent purchases have been on Amazon more than Steam.
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#7MrMonkhouse(Topic Creator)Posted 12/22/2013 1:48:32 PM
_Killzor_ posted...
Erm hopefully your bank would call you and ask about the sudden purchases first before freezing your card.

I'm pretty sure they freeze your card to prevent further purchases.
#8green butterPosted 12/22/2013 1:52:34 PM
Steam doesn't freeze your card, the bank does. See a large amount of digital purchases made closely together is usually a red flag for identity theft. I wouldn't worry about this, though.
#9somebody336Posted 12/22/2013 1:58:44 PM
They didn't freeze it, they just called me to verify if I was the one making those purchases. The bank that is lol
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#10PhilOnDezPosted 12/22/2013 2:00:06 PM
I use a debit card vs a credit card (it's still a Visa though, technically) and I haven't had a problem, haven't bought much this sale but I did during the summer sale, I don't have a number on how many games I bought but my library has 100 games, only 2-3 F2P ones, and the bulk of them were bought during that sale since it was my first big sale, though quite a few were parts of bundles (steam collections, not humble bundles)
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