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    • chippy2u
    • By chippy2u 6th Apr 15, 12:02 PM
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    cdkeys. beware!
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    • 6th Apr 15, 12:02 PM
    cdkeys. beware! 6th Apr 15 at 12:02 PM
    Just tried to get an xbox live gold code from 'cdkeys'. After a lot of faffing about checking my PayPal details and me having to give them my email addy and mobile no. so they can send me a pin code to enter, I then have to wait while all this is 'verified' and then I get a text asking me to email a photo of my driving licence and/or my passport and a photo of a daily newspaper with today's date on. WTF! All I want is an xbox gold code not access to America's military secrets!!
    Emailed 'cdkeys' to cancel order, now just have to wait and see if I get a refund.Won't be holding my breath!
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    • OhhEnnEmm
    • By OhhEnnEmm 6th Feb 19, 4:16 PM
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    OhhEnnEmm
    That's so bad! It's already really hard trusting these types of sites, but CDKeys is the one everyone always recommends! So if even the best trusted one is untrustworthy, what are we even supposed to do?

    Thanks for your post. I will keep it in mind next time I buy a code.
    • 0sc4r
    • By 0sc4r 6th Feb 19, 5:25 PM
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    Old thread.
    I have used cdkeys many times, All they have is email address.
    I think most people that have problems have used a different email address for cdkeys than the one linked with paypal which then needs verifying.
    Originally posted by matmidgley

    Nope same email account for both, if they didn't ask for mobile number it is because you have already given them one.


    As to what they have then it depends upon what you used to pay them which it looks like they retained and associated with your purchase. Paypal do not have my mobile number either and confirmed that they would not have passed it over for purchases of virtual items.
    • 0sc4r
    • By 0sc4r 6th Feb 19, 5:30 PM
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    0sc4r
    best one?
    cheapest upon appearances, perhaps but if they are selling your person info then you are going to be paying for your game purchases for years
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 6th Feb 19, 6:22 PM
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    DCFC79
    Used them for 4.5 years and they don't have my phone number.
    • matmidgley
    • By matmidgley 7th Feb 19, 5:10 AM
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    matmidgley

    They say "Phone verification is mandatory for first-time customers" suggesting that this is an additional security feature for their benefit
    Originally posted by 0sc4r
    I have used them for years and had never given them my number, so may be a new feature.


    The CDkeys website makes no referrence to these unreasonable requirement before purchase
    Originally posted by 0sc4r
    Apart from the terms and conditions you agreed to?

    https://www.cdkeys.com/terms-conditions
    2.4. Security Checks.
    All customers are required to verify their phone number using our automated verification system in order to access their purchases. The numbers provided are used solely for the purpose of identity verification and are not used for any marketing purposes.

    I personally never pass my mobile to anyone who I have not met face to face and suggest that the reason I receive zero mobile spam is due to the this.
    Originally posted by 0sc4r
    You are so careful not to hand out your number but you do not read T&C as many websites will not let you sign up without a phone number.
    • custardy
    • By custardy 7th Feb 19, 6:34 AM
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    I have used them for years and had never given them my number, so may be a new feature.




    Apart from the terms and conditions you agreed to?

    https://www.cdkeys.com/terms-conditions
    2.4. Security Checks.
    All customers are required to verify their phone number using our automated verification system in order to access their purchases. The numbers provided are used solely for the purpose of identity verification and are not used for any marketing purposes.



    You are so careful not to hand out your number but you do not read T&C as many websites will not let you sign up without a phone number.
    Originally posted by matmidgley
    My last purchase from CD keys was 8 days ago.
    On checking,I didnt even log in for that purchase.
    I have never provided a phone no either on my account or without logging in.
    • 0sc4r
    • By 0sc4r 7th Feb 19, 7:18 AM
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    0sc4r
    I did not see any terms and conditions during purchase and to be frank my local (UK) laws make unreasonable contractual rules moot, again assuming the T&C have not changed since my purchase.


    For those that are happy with the service are you email/mobile spam free? have you ever had identy theft attempts? what payment method did you use?



    I ask as it seems odd that some have had unreasonable demands and others say they have not, do they have a problem with paypal and/or me.



    I am very careful about what I give out, perhaps their happy customers are less so. Perhaps that they already have your mobile without you knowing/caring. Even Paypal do not have my mobile so if you had no problems and you used paypal then perhaps PP are passing your mobile across to CDkeys so they do not have to ask? PP say not but it would account for why some customers have problems and others do not
    • custardy
    • By custardy 7th Feb 19, 10:50 AM
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    I did not see any terms and conditions during purchase and to be frank my local (UK) laws make unreasonable contractual rules moot, again assuming the T&C have not changed since my purchase.


    For those that are happy with the service are you email/mobile spam free? have you ever had identy theft attempts? what payment method did you use?



    I ask as it seems odd that some have had unreasonable demands and others say they have not, do they have a problem with paypal and/or me.



    I am very careful about what I give out, perhaps their happy customers are less so. Perhaps that they already have your mobile without you knowing/caring. Even Paypal do not have my mobile so if you had no problems and you used paypal then perhaps PP are passing your mobile across to CDkeys so they do not have to ask? PP say not but it would account for why some customers have problems and others do not
    Originally posted by 0sc4r

    come on......
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 7th Feb 19, 1:12 PM
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    DCFC79
    I did not see any terms and conditions during purchase and to be frank my local (UK) laws make unreasonable contractual rules moot, again assuming the T&C have not changed since my purchase.


    For those that are happy with the service are you email/mobile spam free? have you ever had identy theft attempts? what payment method did you use?



    I ask as it seems odd that some have had unreasonable demands and others say they have not, do they have a problem with paypal and/or me.



    I am very careful about what I give out, perhaps their happy customers are less so. Perhaps that they already have your mobile without you knowing/caring. Even Paypal do not have my mobile so if you had no problems and you used paypal then perhaps PP are passing your mobile across to CDkeys so they do not have to ask? PP say not but it would account for why some customers have problems and others do not
    Originally posted by 0sc4r
    Can't recall needing to submit my number to make a purchase but it was a while ago.
    Think I used credit card or maybe PayPal but I suspect card.

    No spam has occured.
    • matmidgley
    • By matmidgley 7th Feb 19, 5:00 PM
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    I did not see any terms and conditions during purchase and to be frank my local (UK) laws make unreasonable contractual rules moot, again assuming the T&C have not changed since my purchase.
    Originally posted by 0sc4r
    I really do not think asking to provide a mobile number for a digital service would be classed as unreasonable.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 7th Feb 19, 8:13 PM
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    I really do not think asking to provide a mobile number for a digital service would be classed as unreasonable.
    Originally posted by matmidgley
    Its a reasonable security feature.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 9th Feb 19, 8:04 PM
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    DCFC79
    I recently used Cdkeys and I had to provide a phone number to verify the purchsse and it appears I did the same with the same purchase.

    0sc4r, what you could do is get a Three/Giffgaff payg sim and use that as a number to use for cd keys etc.
    • DigiGav
    • By DigiGav 1st Mar 19, 1:12 PM
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    DigiGav
    Used CD keys for years, no problems with them, they always seem to have great prices.
    • Kinzey
    • By Kinzey 2nd Mar 19, 5:57 PM
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    Kinzey
    the good thing with paypal is you can get a refund if the seller cant prove they have sent you the item. there was another site like cd keys i forgot what it was called. but i had bought PSN subs for 10 cheaper i recieved it in no time
    • Browniez
    • By Browniez 18th Apr 19, 1:31 PM
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    Browniez
    I used cdkeys a few times and it was always fine.
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