Sunday, 15 May 2011

Unexplained PSN credit card charges

When the PSN was hacked I was a little nonchalant about the whole thing, mainly because I was out the country for 2 weeks so didn't feel the impact of missing the service, and also because my bank accounts and credit card had been cancelled due to unrelated suspicious activity.  Ha!  On top of this, it was announced by Sony that the card details were supposedly protected/encrypted.

So, when there were online rumours of cards being sold on the darknets I chalked most of this up to fear, uncertainty and doubt.  I never spent much time going through my credit card charges either.  Until today.  I have one card setup for PSN purchases which gets used for nothing else, so it's pretty easy to see any unusual behaviour.  For the last couple of months, the balance has not decreased much despite over-payments so I looked at the digital receipts sent to my email account.  That was when I discovered the charges.

The charges
Thank you for your purchase with PlayStation(R)Network.
You will find a copy of your purchase details below and a link to the terms which apply to your purchase. Please print these off and keep in a safe place for future reference.
Online ID: robbo1337
Name: rob jewitt
Order Number: 218X2019X0
Date Purchased: 03/04/2011 @ 06:21 PM
Total Amount: £9.99
Item / Service Details Unit of Price
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
IP9100-NPIA09003_00-CC000000WITHFREE-EPGB Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity™ (Premium 30-day Subscription £9.99) £9.99
(Next Renewal Date: 03/05/2011 @ 06:10 PM)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Amount: £9.99
Current Wallet Amount: £0.00
This receipt clearly shows a charge of £9.99 for Sony's Qriocity music streaming service (think Spotify for Sony products).  I checked back another month and found an email dated 4/3/2011 much the same as the one above - another charge for the Qriocity service.  And it's there again on the 1/2/2011. 

Now, I've never knowingly signed up for a recurrent music streaming service.  I did install the Qriocity application when it first launched on the 2/1/2011 - I have an email saying as much.  However, I must not have noticed the terms and conditions which stipulated that they'd charge you and keep on charging you for the service.  A service I have never used past the first day.  A service that costs double that of its rivals' basic services (eg Spotfiy, Napster, We7, etc) or equal to their premium services without any of the benefit of being able to synch tracks to my iPhone or keep some audio files for good.  I'll be making use of these cancellation instructions at the earliest possible opportunity.

It turns out that it wasn't hackers who ripped me off.  No.  

It was Sony.

7 comments:

Dave said...

Thanks for the info.......happened to me too!

Rob said...

It's quite a sly bit of money-making. Grrr

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