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Unauthorised transactions and compromised accounts


do have an account — why might I have been charged?

If you do not recognise a purchase, first check your PlayStation Store transactions. If your transaction history does not reveal the source of the charges, consider these common reasons for unrecognised payments:

  • Has my wallet been automatically funded?

    When you subscribe to a service, the wallet function ‘Automatically Add Funds’ is switched on. This function allows your linked payment method to be debited if your PSN wallet does not have sufficient funds for a payment.

    You can switch ‘Automatically Add Funds’ off or cancel a subscription at any time.

    Purchases of this type can only be refunded in line with PlayStation Store Cancellation Policy.

  • Could a child family member have made a purchase?

    First check to see if your child has created an adult account, as this type of account could be linked to your payment method. If they are using a child account, you can check the transaction history of the account online by selecting the ‘Account’ dropdown.

    Child family members on PS4 systems don't have their own wallet but can spend funds from the family manager's wallet. The standard limit is set at £0. If a child account attempts to make a purchase within the spending limit, but the family manager’s wallet does not have enough funds, the transaction will fail.

  • Has my card been charged twice?

    If you see multiple identical charges, it might be the case that you have purchased a subscription or piece of content more than once.

    Subscriptions stack and will activate as the previous service entitlement ends. For example, a purchase of two one-month subscriptions will fund the service for two months. This also applies to the purchase of non-renewable content such as in-game currencies (e.g. Fifa points).

    Please check your account transaction history* to see if you have purchased the same piece of content multiple times. This type of purchase can only be refunded in line with the PlayStation Store Cancellation Policy.

    *If you have multiple accounts linked to the same payment method, please check the transaction history for each account.


do not have an account — why am I being notified of a payment to you?

  • I have noticed a payment to PlayStation Network on my bank statement.

It could be possible that someone has used your payment details to make a purchase on PSN. If you believe this to be the case, contact your card provider (the number is on the back of the card) immediately to report unauthorised use.

  • I have received an email related to a Sony account.

It is possible that someone has used your email address to create an account. If you receive a PSN email that you don’t recognise, change your email password immediately and contact us.

If you cannot access your email account, please contact your email provider.

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Worried someone has gained access to your account?

If you cannot find an explanation for charges to your credit or debit card, and you believe your account might have been compromised, please follow these steps:

  • Attempt to reset the passwords associated with your Sign-in ID (email address) and account.
  • Contact us using the details below.

Before you contact us

To help us assist you please be prepared with your Online ID, Sign-in ID (the email address associated with your account) and the following information:

  • Details of the payment method in use on your account.
  • Serial number of the console used to create or log into your account.
  • Details of a recent transaction (including Order Number, content purchased, price and date of the transaction).

Need to contact us?

Call us on 09 801 1235

We're here to help you. Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 12:00 - 20:30

Depending on your query, we will need to ask for either your PSN account details or console serial number. Please have these handy when you call.