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Stay in control of your money, whenever you play online

You’re in control whenever you’re gaming, but how easy is it to stay in control of your spending?

We’ve got some tips to help you navigate online games safely, spot the bad guys and keep your identity safe at the same time.

To get started, try our personality quiz and find out what type of gamer you are.

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Check out our tips and resources on how to boss online gaming, without putting yourself at risk.

What type of gamer are you?

Do you like to win at all costs? Or do you prefer the kudos of defeating the enemy without having to pay for extra help, such as extra lives or power-ups? Are you able to walk away from a challenge, or do you need to carry on until you’ve completed it?

What is your gaming personality?

PEGI ratings and jargon explained

PEGI, or Pan European Game Information, is a game content rating system used to classify games into appropriate age ratings. For example, games that contain violence or adult content might be classified as PEGI 18, meaning they’re only suitable for people 18 years and over. 

In gaming, jargon and slang can change quickly, making it difficult to keep up with the latest terminology. We’ve got some quick guides to help you understand and navigate your way through the gaming world.

In-game spending

Although many games are initially free to play, they can also include tempting in-app purchases, such as additional lives or bonus levels. It can be challenging to stay in control of your spending and it's easy to lose track of how much money you’ve spent, especially when you’re in the middle of an exciting new game.

Here are some top tips to help you stay in control.

How to avoid sharing too much

With online gaming, streaming and social media, it’s not unusual to be contacted by people you don’t know. Maybe they want to team up for a co-op campaign, or even collaborate on their new streaming platform. But how do you know who is legit?

Identity theft, money muling and account fraud are unfortunately part of the gaming world. Here’s what you can do to stay safe while enjoying your gaming.

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