paysafecard launched in Turkey

Vienna / Berlin, 14th of June 2012 – Europe’s leading prepaid payment method, paysafecard, is now available in Turkey. paysafecard group’s main product allows fast and secure payments for online games and other Internet services. Personal data, credit card or bank account details are not required. More than 3,500 online shops accept paysafecard worldwide.
 "The market launch in Turkey is a special one for us," said Michael Mueller, CEO of paysafecard group. "Many consumers in Turkey are already familiar with paysafecard because of the close relations between Turkey and our core markets Germany and Austria. In addition, there are hardly any alternative payment methods, even though the Internet has been an important part of everyday life in Turkey for quite some time now.” According to ComScore, the approximately 35 million Turkish Internet users spend more time on the Internet than users of most others nations. On a global scale, Turkey’s online audience is the fifth most engaged audience.
 Several of paysafecard group’s well-known partners from the online games sector such as Bigpoint, Aeria Games and ProSiebenSat.1 Games are once again on board right from the start. Paysafecard is currently available at 2,000 points of sale in Turkey. More outlets will follow soon.

About paysafecard group: The paysafecard group, founded in 2000 in Austria and Germany, operates in 29 countries worldwide with offices in Vienna, London, Lucerne, Buenos Aires, Mexico City and New York. With its successful online prepaid vouchers, the paysafecard group has established itself as Europe’s leading provider of prepaid payment solutions. In 2012 the group won the Paybefore Award for being the ‘Best Digital Currency’ and the Paybefore Award Europe for being the ‘Most Innovative Prepaid Solution’. For more information, please visit www.paysafecardgroup.com 

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