New games console ‘testing’ scam

As gamers the world over eagerly anticipate the launch of the latest new consoles, scammers are cashing in on their excitement.

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The forthcoming release of Sony's Playstation 4 (PS4) and Microsoft's Xbox 720 are the subject of widespread scams involving Facebook pages "run by" either of the manufacturers, offering free versions of the new consoles. According to the pages, testers are being sought to test the new consoles, and users are promised them free of charge in exchange. All that is necessary is for the unsuspecting user to "like and share" to receive it.

In fact, the pages are not official and are set up by fraudsters, with the objective of stealing victims' personal information and using it to defraud them, or steal or sell on their identity.

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