Is it OK for game distributors to have your credit card?

Destructoid writes: "Would you ever give your credit card number to your local department store to hold onto? How about your favorite restaurant, or gas station?. It might make the check out process faster, but would that be worth it to take that risk? Would it be worth it to trust your financial security to relative strangers just to save a few minutes every time you buy some snacks or fill up the gas tank?"

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skynidas2667d ago

lol that first question from the article really got me thinking...

evrfighter2667d ago

the ball is rolling now.

laws will be made and changed because of Sony's lax security.

thanks Sony.

HardCover2667d ago


You say that like this is the first online credit card leak in history.


christheredhead2667d ago (Edited 2667d ago )

well its not like you have to give them your credit card information. it makes the checkout process easier but there is a risk when you store any amount of information online. im sure if there was an option to save card info at department stores and gas stations for future purchases people would sign up just for ease of use. most online services and online stores have an option to save information so if you were skeptical over psn/xbl you should also reconsider the other sites you have info saved no matter how "secure" things may seem.

rdgneoz32667d ago

Hell, Amazon says your CC info to make check outs faster.

josephayal2667d ago

To be honest i spend way to much on gaming and games i think all up i have spent $5,000-$7,000 in last year and half and No Fraud!!

pocketaces112667d ago

I don't see the point of this discussion... this is a choice you make the discussion should more be should said developers be given the right to give you the option to have this information stored with them. But beyond that I have the choice to do this or not so if you feel it's risky don't do it. It your ok with it then do it.

dragunrising2667d ago (Edited 2667d ago )

I work for a global hotel chain and sorry to say most hotel's hold on to your credit card for an indefinite period of time. My advice: call to have them delete it after you've checked out and your card has been billed for your stay.

Personally, I don't have a problem with Sony having my cc on file unless they're security isn't up to stuff (which is now in question). Until they're security measures improve, I won't have any more cc info attached to my account. I plan on buying PSN pre-paid cards for the time being. I'm not particularly upset with Sony now that my credit card and debit card were reissued, however it was an inconvenience, and unnecessary anxiety that my personal information could have been compromised. Hopefully Sony is able to make things right and consumer trust returns.

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