Xbox 720 scams outed as Major Nelson calls for caution

Thursday, 14th March 2013 10:16 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox 720 scammers have been asking gamers to hand over their personal details in a string of fake mailing list cons. Microsoft’s Major Nelson has asked everyone to remain vigilant in spotting the scam.

Nelson, real name Larry Hyrb said on his Twitter feed:

This may sound like common sense to us technically-minded gamer types, but we have to stress again, stay safe and smart people, it’s a jungle out there.

Thanks CVG.



  1. Ekona

    Is it wrong that I feel if you fall for one of these things, you deserve everything you get?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 yes it is wrong, because not everyone is as technically minded as us. People are different.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Ekona

    @2 This isn’t about being technically minded, it’s about basic scam stuff that has now been around and in the public knowledge now for at least 10 years. This is no different to opening up an exe file from a random stranger via email.

    On the same principle that everyone knows not to let strange people into your house without ID of some kind, you know not to sign up to random things you read on the interweb.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. ps4some

    If the current xbox 720 leaked specs are true it’s a scam even if you buy a real one :D

    #4 2 years ago
  5. mistermogul

    Surely people don’t still fall for these things…?

    Anyway… anyone that *really* wants early access to the Xbox 720 testing please email me your name, address and bank/credit card details asap to avoid disappointment!


    #5 2 years ago
  6. OlderGamer

    A fool and his money are soon parted.

    #6 2 years ago

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