Beware of Titanfall Beta Sign-ups

January 29, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment


Titanfall is one of the most anticipated Xbox One games on the horizon, so it’s no wonder players are anxious to sign up for a chance to test the beta. Such a high profile game will also bring the scammers out of the woodwork however, and some unscrupulous people have already launched scams under the guise of Titanfall beta sign-ups.

A site called has appeared that claims you will receive a beta key and access after you complete a survey. There also are Youtube videos with supposed download links to beta key generators in their descriptions. Please be advised that these are all scams and should not be trusted.

For the PC version, a real beta download will probably be handled through Origin, while the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions should be accessed from the consoles themselves. Until official word comes from EA, Microsoft, or Respawn, do not attempt to sign up for anything that claims to be about the Titanfall beta.

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Scammers start messaging on PSN

December 16, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


Scammers are beginning to appear on the Playstation Network as evidenced by the message screenshot you can see above. The grammar is extremely poor and the message itself barely makes sense, but essentially if you send the person your PSN email and password then it says you’ll be “rewarded” with $40 and the game of your choice…

While we don’t expect many people to fall for this trick it is possible that some might, at least early on while the scam is not that well-known (and is also unexpected). If you do, then change your password immediately and check your bank/credit card/PSN transactions.

You should also contact Sony straight away if you happen to receive a message like that above and report the relevant user, that way we can hopefully put a stop to these scams before they get out of hand or become more widespread.

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UK teen purchases Xbox One picture for £450 on eBay

December 5, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


This is more a warning than anything else – if you are purchasing any next generation console, either a PS4 or Xbox One, from eBay or any other online platform, then beware of the scammers.

Case in point: UK teenager Peter Clatworthy who purchased a very poor quality picture of a Xbox One console for £450 on eBay. Yes, the listing description apparently said that it was for a picture, but it seems Paul ignored this and hit the purchase button anyway.

When a picture (and only a picture) eventually arrived he was understandably annoyed. But given that scammers are obviously going to be attempting things like this given the console supply shortages we’re not too sure why he wasn’t more dubious…

Anyway, we hope that our readers are a little more astute. Be careful out there!

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