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Warning: There Is A Nintendo Switch Beta Scam That Has Been Spreading

Unfortunately, there has been a nasty Nintendo-related scam making rounds lately. Two sites are being spread on the internet that point to a fake Nintendo Switch Beta registration page, which asks for your email to get an invitation code. The sites belong to a domain registered from someone who has no involvement with Nintendo. The email itself will say the following: “PREPARE FOR REVOLUTION – Congratulation! You are eligible to join the Nintendo Switch™ Beta Program! You are chosen, which means you can get into the Nintendo Switch Beta! You will receive the Nintendo Switch Beta Hardware which includes 1 System, 1 Docking Station, 2 Switch Controller (Left and Right) HDMI cable, 1 power adaptor, as well as instruction booklet. Below, you will find a code to redeem. Please note: This code is specifically for your account, so do not share this with anyone”. The code it sends you seems legitimate, but in truth, code is just numbers. Nintendo uses alphanumeric codes. There’s no telling what the consequences of going with the scam will do, but it is a scam, and it’s something to stay clear of as much as possible.

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Thanks, N-Dub Nation

45 comments

      1. keep dreaming dude.
        don’t worry for lord obinna will perform a vigorous anilingus on you.
        Someone has to bless all the “red ring of death” and my lord has the lips to do the job…
        the purge of the nintendrones has begun.
        – Church of Sasori

        1. Again you got it backwards, when you gonna learn that? It was xbox that got the red ring of death. And its whatever you say, be delusional all you like, you tube and the net can’t lie about success…

  1. No offense but you gotta be pretty much a DAMNED FOOL to believe Nintendo (as secretive as they are! Shit!!! their secrets have secrets!) would ship beta SWITCH systems to anyone not affiliated with an legitimate established developer.

    The only thing Nintendo gives out are T Shirts & key chains. & that’s in a limited supply! Lol

      1. >.< For the same reason we blame an idiot that falls off of a cliff because he was too busy playing Pokemon GO: because he was an idiot that deserved it for not watching where the fuck he was walking! xD

      2. Because it’s an obvious fake and people need to browse the internet responsibly, and be able to spot a fake ad like spotting a danger in public and steering clear. I’m sure there are significantly better made scams out there.

    1. The world has shown it has millions of idiots running about. So I would believe some morons have fallen for this. Poor saps.

  2. Thank you for the warning, My Nintendo News, I’ll be sure to tell others. And these guys are probably trying to get money, time for the Nintendo blocking patrol to move out!

  3. First: The grammar in that scam email is AWFUL. Second, I’d gather anyone falling for it gets a second email asking for a deposit, probably via credit/debit card to secure their non-existent beta console. Third, once your money is gone, you get nothing but an empty bank account and tears (not of joy). Yep, some will fall for this hard, lol…

  4. So many haters On Nintendo Dave been around for a very long time I know that you know that Nintendo is the best deal with it

  5. If they are aware, Nintendo should put out a warning of their own on Miiverse & their forums on their main site.

  6. When you see someone make a boat load of grammatical errors, something is clearly fishy with said “offer”.
    It reminds me of those random free Pokecoin comments you see almost everywhere on Youtube. Even comments on videos that have absolutely nothing to do with Pokemon GO itself.
    Heck, Steam Users do this stuff all the time on Steam as well, and it’s sad seeing it still happen to this very day.

    1. ||I will propose several programs for Nintendo to help them deal with them more efficient…||

  7. Since all they’re doing is asking for your e-mail address, my guess is they’re just going to sell that to spam-senders.

    Not the worst scam in the world, but still, don’t do it.

  8. I guess my last comment hasn’t posted because I included links with it. I have a link checker, when I checked the link for redeeming the code it came back at me showing that it was going to execute files called “sweetalert”, “get-shit-done”, “bootstrap”, and “magnific-popup”, all Java files. I’m no techy person but I’d say that’s virus talk. You guys can see the whole thing if MNN takes my last comment out of the spam folder. It’s there because it includes the links.

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