Unfortunately, one thing that is not that uncommon, especially on the internet, are accounts of people that were victims of fake websites and scams. One way these fake websites and scams try to entice someone is by pretending to be an official place. For example, there is a fake website out there that is using official Nintendo branding and selling Nintendo products at a discounted price.
Not only is Nintendo aware of this, but they are warning consumers about the matter on their official Japanese site. Nintendo warns that purchasing stuff through this fake website “could potentially be hazardous, as consumers would be giving their personal information to an unauthorized website”.
Nintendo confirmed that, if similar websites are found, they will “notify the related agencies involved in taking the storefront (or website) down”. These are the Japanese Cybercrimes Consultation and Consumers Affair Agency, and Nintendo has provided links to both of their homepages in their statement.
Never trust youtubers like Adrive, MysticUmbreon, Verlisify, Poketips Mike, or RuffledRowlit. They are known scammers in the pokemon community. I got tricked into beliveing that Arcanine and Alakazam would get new Alolan forms on sun and moon. Right now they are making clickbait videos on legends Arceus to get ad revenue.
Pretty sure that’s not that kind of thing the articles talking about. Click baits not necessarily a “scam” as you aren’t losing anything by click it.
Sorry to disappoint you, but it still scammed.
Sorry to disappoint you, but you’re still wrong
You don’t have to search very far to find youtubers like aDrive scamming their subscribers/followers beyond click baiting youtube videos. These are the same people who overcharge their followers pokemon cards. aDrive in particular has moved on to another scam these days by creating monster cards himself and using the same marketing tactics.
Speaking of scams, I thought Nintendo said Banjo-Kazooie was coming on the expansion pack in January? Another lie just like 7 years ago Pikmin 4 was nearly complete. By that rate Pikmin 5 could had launched by now had they started Pikmin 4 immediately after Pikmin 3 was complete. Nearly a decade from Pikmin 3 launched and still not Pikmin 4. Yet they can immediately work on Mario and Zelda titles after the other launched.
Nintendo NEVER said such a thing! Just like they NEVER announced Pikmin 4! It’s a years old rumour that some idiots still treat as a fact.