Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – Every so often, Xbox occasionally gives free gift cards to its users. These gift cards can be used to purchase new weapons or other microtransactions within the Xbox ecosystem; such as what Tom Clancy Rainbow Six Siege optional items that they are offering.
However, with the rampant scamming attempts nowadays, it is fully understandable to be cautious about it— in fact, we are highly encouraged to do so. After all, we don’t want to lose our game account, do we?
It’s not something that is uncommon
Microsoft has always had a history of giving away free gift cards to its lucky eligible users. To be eligible, they usually require their users to purchase another service or product from them.
For example, back in July this year, Samsung, in partnership with Microsoft, let the Samsung Galaxy owners claim a $25 worth of Xbox gift card as part of their Summer of Galaxy campaign. After they receive the code, they simply need to just redeem it and the fund should be added to their accounts.
Today, it seems like Microsoft has decided to give away another free gift card to random Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege PC and console players as seen from one of Siege’s players’ post on Reddit.
As seen on the Reddit post, it seems that for this time around Microsoft is sneakingly running a giveaway campaign to give its Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Xbox One players a free $5 worth of gift cards. But before you readers decide to hop on to buy Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – Deluxe Edition, do note that this campaign is likely done at random— meaning that while everyone is eligible for a chance to receive the reward, not everyone will receive them.
Some other users also shared their experience of randomly receiving a free Apex Legends battle pass by Microsoft despite not being logged in to the game for some time. This further emphasises that the winner really is being randomly chosen.
How to know whether it is a scam or not
While now we know that the current giveaway campaign is legit, we should not let our guard down to any potential scammers out there. Especially because at this current time, we should be likely to see them more often considering how random this giveaway is.
The first and foremost thing that we need to watch out for is to be sure the sender is actually from Xbox and not an impersonator. This should be very easy to spot because if it’s a real account, we should not be able to see their profile.
Second, we should not be able to reply to messages sent from Xbox. Any message sent from them should only be one-directional.
Lastly, never ever give any login credentials information to anyone who represents an Xbox or Microsoft representative. If someone did this, it is 100% a scam.
Recently, it has been spotted that Microsoft is silently doing a free $5 Xbox gift card giveaway to its Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege players. The giveaway seems to be given at random, therefore we suggest not to rush to buy Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – Complete Edition or Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – Gold Edition.
Another thing to keep in mind is that it’s not a scam by following our 3 easy steps above. In short, be 100% sure that the message is directly given by the official Microsoft or Xbox account and not somebody else.