For the past few weeks PSN users had been reporting that their credit card linked with their PSN account had been compromised and they have had to close it down. However, many had been skeptical if they were telling the truth. Now, however, a PlayStation Network user has stated he’s had $12,500 taken from his credit card; this time, though, the user has provided picture proof from their bank account that someone has indeed tried to take $12,500 from his card that was linked to his PSN card.
A user named Progmetal first said this on GAF:
I’ve just noticed a transaction on my Credit Card I use for PSN for the amount of $12500.
Called as soon as I could and closed my card. Hmmmmm, sceptic..
Later on, readers asked him to show actual picture proof from his bank which he then provided. Check out the image below (click to enlarge):
Progmetal said that the currency was in Norwegian Kroner, and the large transaction was ‘Reserved’, consequently leading to their balance on the card resulting in 0.00. The initial amount taken from his account was 74 720 Norwegian Kroner’s; which equates to $12,500.
Another GAF commentator later confirmed that the money being reserved means when you make a charge to it; further solidifying the case that Progmetal had his credit card (linked to his PlayStation Network account as he clearly stated) heavily compromised by the possible PSN hackers.
For those wondering why Progmetal had “shit for brain” on his Google search bar on the top right hand corner within the image, he said on the matter when someone asked:
I was just wondering what the term meant and forgot it was still there in the search window.
It’s certainly troubling to see someone providing actual picture proof now, and one can only wonder if it’s actually happened to countless more PlayStation Network users. Have you had any similar experiences? Let us know via the comment section below.