Tag Archives: scam
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 | 01:09 BST
GTA 5 has not been confirmed for PC, and the possible future port has not – repeat, not – been leaked to torrent sites. The 18GB “GTA 5 Full PC Game + Crack” package doing the rounds merely sends the user to a scam site and attempts to rip them off; it’s quite probable the files in the pack are fraught with viruses and other nasties, too. According to WCCF Tech, “thousands” of hopeful gamers have downloaded the file already. Don’t join them.
Sun, Mar 17, 2013 | 22:03 GMT
Having already smacked down two scams, Take Two has filed a fresh complaint against a site purporting to offer free Grand Theft Auto 5 beta access. Fusible reports the publisher now has four active cases with the World Intellectual Property Organization over scam websites. You’re unlikely to fall for this kind of nonsense, but don’t let your less-hardcore friends and family get sucked in.
Mon, Mar 04, 2013 | 01:22 GMT
Just a reminder that anybody asking for your personal details to sign up for a Call of Duty beta is probably trying to steal your details and make your life miserable. Fusible has word of a new scam using the ModernWarfare4beta.com domain name. Some minor sleuthing quickly exposes the site’s owners, who have nothing at all to do with Infinity Ward or Activision. Similar scams turned up for Black Ops 2 last year, as well as for Halo 4, thanks to the enormous non-core audiences big name shooters command. Be wary.
Tue, Jun 12, 2012 | 01:55 BST
Fusible reports Riot Games has been successful in a legal bid to shut down a League of Legends scam site. The World Intellectual Property Organization has ruled the domain support-leagueoflegends.com will be transferred to Riot; don’t visit it for a few days as currently it still tries to download all sorts of nastiness to your precious machine. Hit up support.leagueoflegends.com instead – especially if you want to change your password after the game’s recent compromise.
Wed, Apr 18, 2012 | 04:30 BST
Chalk up a new victory to Microsoft’s legal team, as Fusible reports the National Arbitration Forum has shut down another website purporting to offer Halo 4 beta keys. Halo4Beta.biz is now in Microsoft’s hands, evincing from us a stern reminder that Halo 4 beta keys have not been officially distributed through any channels, so don’t go giving away your personal details to anybody claiming to have one.
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 | 03:35 GMT
A new patch for FIFA 12 should help crack down on phishing scams which have seen some players lose their PlayStation Network and Xbox Live identities.
Sun, Jan 29, 2012 | 20:28 GMT
A scam site luring users with false promises of Halo 4 beta access is the latest target of Microsoft’s legal wrath.
Thu, Jan 19, 2012 | 02:15 GMT
343 Industries’ David Ellis has warned fans that any offer of Halo 4 beta access is a fake. Numerous unscrupulous websites have attempted to elicit personal details from hopeful fans, but Microsoft is yet to announce any official beta entry schemes, although the shooter is expected on Xbox 360 before the end of the year.
Sat, Jan 14, 2012 | 15:54 GMT
Microsoft has responded to yesterday’s report which claimed the rash of compromised Xbox Live accounts lately were due to “brute force” unauthorized access through legitimate channels. In a statement provided to IGN, the firm said there wasn’t any “loophole” allowing the invasions, as the method of attack is “an industry-wide issue.” Microsoft also noted, once again, many accounts are compromised due to malware and phishing scams used to glean user passwords. “Online fraud and identity theft are industry-wide problems, and as such people using any online services should set strong passwords, not share those passwords across multiple services and refrain from sharing any personal details that could leave them vulnerable,” read the statement. “As always, we highly recommend our members follow the Xbox Live Account Security guidance provided [here] to protect your account.”
The firm contends there hasn’t been a security breach within the XBL service.
Sat, Jan 07, 2012 | 21:29 GMT
Fri, Jan 06, 2012 | 14:54 GMT
More reports of Xbox Live accounts being illegally accessed have come to light this week, with the latest claim coming from a user who discovered her account had been sold through a site operating out of China to a Polish Xbox Live user.