Nintendo’s popularity continues to skyrocket thanks to the success of the Switch. Unfortunately, some guys want to take advantage of this to fool players and make a profit at the expense of the company and its fan community.
We tell you this since Nintendo itself issued a statement to warn about scams and fake sites that offer their products. As you can imagine, it is all a set up, as possible criminals have their sights set on Switch users and their personal data.
Because of this, the company warned of scam attempts and recommended its customers to purchase products only through official means.
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Nintendo Switch’s popularity caught the eye of scammers
Nintendo explained this morning that it has just confirmed the existence of at least one fake portal posing as its official site. The company clarified that said page has nothing to do with them, so it alerted the entire community about its use.
The reason? The site offers Switch units at a greatly reduced price. Buyers can be victims of fraud if they provide their personal and banking information to said portal. So Nintendo recommended not to fall for and avoid any kind of attractive offer related to Switch and its games.
The problem is that the fake portal illegally uses the logos of the company and Switch, so apparently it is very well constructed so that unsuspecting players fall for the trap. As you imagine, Nintendo will not stand idly by, as it will investigate the situation.
In addition, he commented that he will notify the police and the relevant authorities about all the fake sites that he discovers. In his statement, he also shared his official site for Japan and links to both the local consumer agency and the police headquarters in charge of cybercrime.
For now it is not known if the fake site has already generated victims, so we will have to wait to learn more about this case. In the meantime, we recommend that you be cautious to avoid this type of scam that wants to take advantage of the enormous success of Switch.
“Caution, we have confirmed the existence of a fake website masquerading as Nintendo’s home page. Be careful not to mistake it for our website and buy products from fake websites,” the company commented.
[Caution]We have confirmed the existence of a fake website that impersonates Nintendo’s homepage. Please be careful not to mistake it for our website, and do not purchase products from fake websites.
For more details, please visit here.https://t.co/34pOhGQPsv
— Nintendo Co., Ltd. (@Nintendo) January 14, 2022
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