SBI Credit Card blocking Transactions on Steam: What to do?

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India’s one of the largest credit card issuer SBI Card blocks game purchases on the Steam store platform. SBI Cards blocks the credit card as the transaction seemed suspicious to them.

This process is automated and repeating this multiple times will permanently block your card by the system. Read the article below.

SBI Credit Card Blocked on Steam

This is a common issue with the SBI Credit Card holders. SBI Card will block any credit card which is being used on Steam for any transaction as the transaction seemed suspicious to them.

You will be notified the same via email and phone call.

After you initiate a transaction on Steam with SBI Credit Card, you immediately get an email with the subject “SBI Card : Transaction Declined”.

The email basically contains “This is to inform you that transaction of Rs.XXX attempted at Steam Purchase on DD-MM-YY with your SBI Credit Card ending XXXX has been declined and your card has been blocked as the transaction seemed suspicious.

You can also find the card unblocking instructions in the mail. Follow them as mentioned.

How to Unblock after SBI Credit Card is blocked on Steam?

When you receive the email of your SBI Credit Card is blocked, you will also get a phone call at the same time. If you were doing the transaction then confirm the same to the representative office over the call. And also follow the unblocking step mentioned in the email.

After 24 hours your SBI Credit Card will be unblocked. After that, you can freely use your card.

Remember, SBI Card or its representatives will never ask you to share your CVV, PIN, OTP & online account ID or password. For your safety please do not share these details with anyone.


Well, it is clear that you can not use SBI Card on Steam. Steam offers multiple payment methods. So, you can use your debit cards, payment wallets, Net banking, and so on Steam for buying new games. Using alternative ways of payment is much easier.