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Trend Micro reminds us of scams using PS4 and XbO as bait

Posted by: Dan at 11/19/2013 6:32 AM

With every new product launch of the latest and greatest, there are people that try to take advantage of the situation to scam people out of information, money or both.  Trend Micro has a blog post up that points out that both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One are being used as bait in a variety of scams that are circulating on the internet right now.  Most involve social media outlets (such as liking or promoting giveaways) and end up requiting someone to complete some sort of “opportunity” to qualify.

The biggest takeaway is to not let the desperation to get ahold of one of the new consoles override your own common sense.  The simplest way to avoid getting bit by one of these scams is to apply the tried and true method of “If it is too good to be true, it likely is.”