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If you search for something beginning with “free” and ending with “code” or “gift card” you will probably come across a “free code generator” website. A scam that wastes your time and more.
Both types want you to think that they have the ability to give away free codes. For example for the PSN, Xbox Live or even send you free PayPal Money.
Both types use a simple script to generate a random number that will look like a legit code.
Both types will send you to a “survey” that in most cases will cost you real money.
Only one can do real damage to you- if you download one of these “generators” they may place viruses and adware on your device.
Now we will take a look at a non-downloadable generator, since these are the ones which people will most likely encounter.
One of the most infested search results is: free PSN Codes
The site gives me the illusion of choice and lets me pick one of the 4 gift cards.
Now they want that I share the site.
Two reasons why they want me to do that:
At some point they always want you to do fake surveys or that you sign up somewhere. In 9/10 cases the “surveys” will cost you real money and even if you do it, you will not get a psn code. For every offer that you make, the website owner earns between 0.20$ to 3$.
Note: See how they already had to write that they are “not like other websites” and that “you will absolutely get your code“.