Xboxer360 has pointed out that a website known as INSTAGAMEPOINTS, touting themselves as a Microsoft Points seller where you can “Simply checkout & receive your code instantly!” are doing something a little bit dodgy – and as fellow supporters of Xboxer360 and that we would not want to see you get ripped off…
…DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM THEIR WEBSITE!
Quoted by Xboxer360 Co-Founder Dave Burns:
…it become clear that the site is committing fraud against would-be money-saving gamers. I placed an order and entered my card details, at first I thought that this was unusual but card payments are better protected these days and the site has a valid SSL certificate verified by GeoTrust. I ordered my points and got the standard email confirmation, several minutes later I received another email telling me “Your order has been received and will be processed once payment has been confirmed.” Now as a web developer myself I know that the second you enter your details the payment is confirmed, this made alarm bells start ringing in my head.
Following on from the payment Burns had sent to INSTAGAMEPOINTS, it appears he never received his order and investigated the matter further. Unable to get a response from INSTAGAMEPOINTS, it is evident across the web that many other gamers are being fleeced by this organisation and PayPal have now removed their account.
The website is also clinging to their hosts by the skin of their teeth as allegations about their activity are worsening. INSTAGAMEPOINTS sent a response to their web hosts lying about completing orders when they haven’t when threatened with the site being taken down due to fraudulent activity.
It is advised to stay completely away from this website and share the news with others you know who rely on buying cheap Microsoft Points online.
If you have been ripped off by this company then why not file a complaint with their website hosting service at:
Informing them of their actions and the domain name responsible for the fraudulent activity as well as contacting any Trading Standards office and your banks to try and reclaim your lost money.