The lights are on
Respawn's Titanfall has garner a lot of buzz
since its unveiling in the pages of Game Informer. Online scammers have taken
note, and are now using the promise of Titanfall beta invitations in phishing
Respawn wants to get word out to gamers, and
recently sent this tweet from the official Titanfall Twitter account: "To help keep our fans safe from scammers, please note that all sites
advertising Beta access are 100% scams. #BePCSafe #Titanfall."
and when there is a public beta, Respawn will announce it through official
channels - and we will report on it. So, for now, if any website is asking
you for "registration" information, click away as fast as you can.
a sad statement, but it pays to be skeptical online. Kudos to Respawn for
helping to get the word out about these scams. Oddly, it's also a bit of a
compliment for Titanfall -- these scams speak to the genuine enthusiasm
people have for the game.
Email the author Matt Helgeson, or follow on Twitter, and Game Informer.
it really sucks that there are so many people trying to scam online, and in the gaming world especially. It really makes me sick.
Really cool of Respawn to snuff those out as quickly as possible.
It's admirable for Respawn to get this news out quickly, but then, it's also simply good business sense. You want to protect your customers from the deviants who would steal from them, just as you'd want to protect your business from angry customers falling for the scams.
Tomfoolery is abundant on the interwebs, beware!
That's just cruel. The internet is full of thieves sometimes.
Glad they warned us. I totally would have signed up for a Titanfall beta.
I pretty sure I saw a scam site for a Smash Bros. 4 Beta
I hope no one has fell prey to these scams yet. But then again there's a sucker born every minute so it's possible they've made some money already.
They're getting good at this scam business aren't they...?
Would you kindly not phish my game brah?
This reminds me, I saw a story on the news last night about this 80 year old lady some guy tried to scam, she suspected him, and so over a two month period she got the scammer to send her money. It made my night.
Titanfall! Titanfall! TitanFAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLL!