FORTNITE V-Bucks gift cards are a great gift idea to get for gamers at Christmas.
But where can you find them and what are the dangers of buying gift cards?
Where can you buy Fortnite V-Bucks gift cards?
You can purchase Fortnite V-Bucks from Amazon, as well as Eneba, Dundle and Epic Game.
If you are unsure about which brand to shop from, shop at one you are familiar with and trust.
Which shops sell V-Bucks gift cards?
GAME is one of the few brands that sell V-Bucks gift cards in store.
You can check if your local GAME store has them in stock via the GAME website.
If your local shop doesn’t sell them, you can also purchase on their online stores.
What are the dangers of gift cards?
Shopper have been warned by the consumer watchdog Which? to avoid giving friends and family gift cards as Christmas presents this year as gift cards can’t be used if a retailer collapses.
Research by Which? found nearly one in 10 people had received a gift card for a shop which has gone bust since the start of the pandemic.
A survey of 2,000 consumers found 7% received a gift card for a retailer which has collapsed since March 2020.
Almost two fifths of these shoppers were unable to spend the full balance of their voucher – with an average of £25 left unspent.
As well as this, gift cards are prime targets for scammers and fraudsters, and gift card fraud can leave merchants vulnerable to damaging chargebacks from the credit cards that were originally used to purchase them.
And because online shopping has increased as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it seems card fraud is only getting worse.
Are there any V-Bucks gift card scams to watch out for?
Gift card scams are common so it’s understandable to be concerned.
However the most common type of gift card scams involve an unsolicited call from someone claiming to be from the gift card company – in this case, PlayStation.
They then ask for the gift card numbers to activate themselves.
Alternatively, you can be targeted with adverts offering you the chance to win a gift card, in exchange for your personal details.