How safe are you buying FIFA Coins online?
So you have seen Youtubers buying Fifa Ultimate Team coins online and wonder if it is ok for you to do same and finally get the legendary FUT team?
The official EA Sport statement is as below:
“Buying and selling coins is not authorized and amounts to cheating in FIFA Ultimate Team.
Buying coins, selling coins, or promoting Coin Selling violates our Terms of Service and, if caught, will result in an FUT account ban (or even a full EA account ban), either immediately or after a warning or FUT Club reset. Engaging in these activities can result in your entire FUT Club, FUT account, and FIFA online access being banned.”
(for full statement see: https://www.easports.com/fifa/news/2014/fifa-ultimate-team-coin-selling-and-buying-bans)
At the same time it is up to you to decide if you want to buy coins or players – as long as you and your financial information are safe and protected.
Here are a few sound tips which you should always follow when considering buying some FUT coins:
- Check if the website selling coins is displaying PayPal logo. Further – look is the PayPal payment option is actually working at the end of the payment process.
If yes – most likely this is an established digital goods seller, because PayPal carefully reviews businesses using PayPal and if there is any fraudulent activity is happening – the business gets banned from using PayPal and from displaying PayPal logo.
At the same time you need to remember that PayPal’s policy on digital goods (and FUT coins/Fifa coins are exactly that – digital goods) is different from tangible (physical) goods. PayPal doesn’t cover your digital purchase (unless you are purchasing as a registered UK resident user of PayPal – check PayPal UK User Agreement for more details) for items Not Received or Significantly Not as Described. (More about PayPal Buyer Protection – https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/useragreement-full)
In most cases on PayPal checkout you can see the name of the legal entity which owns the account – so you will know who you are paying the money to, even if there are no indications on the website itself.
- Research the website which you are going to use for the purchase. Is the seller open and honest with you? Can you find a name of the Business entity which owns the website? Are there sufficient forms of contact? A Skype or Twitter account are good but try to find from their Facebook page the feedback from the other buyers. Were the coins delivered within the promised period? If the coins weren’t delivered – did the seller refund the purchase? Is there a fast and clear communication with the buyers? Consider that some new websites might purchase positive feedback or followers/likes on Facebook and scroll down to see how far back the website is dating.
Last but not least: always trust your instinct and if the offer is too good to be true – in a lot of cases – it probably is.