Resident Evil Village: Capcom Warns Fans About Early Access Scam Emails
Capcom is warning Resident Evil fans to be aware of any “Early access invitations” to play Resident Evil: Village as these are fake messages designed as scams.
In an email that Capcom has sent out, the company advises anyone who has received an “Early Access” invitation to play the upcoming Resident Evil game should not accept as these appear to be phishing attempts from a third-party. This is not long after Capcom itself was a victim of a data breach that appears to have impacted employees.
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Capcom says the sender address is displayed as “no-reply(at)capcom(dot)com”
Here’s Capcom’s full email warning below:
We hope you’re very well.
We’re sending this message as we’ve been made aware that there are currently emails circulating that pretend to contain “Early Access invitations” to Resident Evil Village. The sender address is being displayed as “no-reply(at)capcom(dot)com”.
We want to inform you that these messages are NOT from Capcom and appear to be phishing attempts by an unauthorized third party. If you have received such a message, please DO NOT download any files or reply, and delete the message immediately.
If you are unsure of the authenticity of correspondence from Capcom, please contact us directly to verify.
Resident Evil Village will be released on May 7, 2021, and given how the release date is fast approaching these scammers appear to be taking advantage of fans’ anticipation. So if you see an email from Capcom that looks too good to be true, it is. Not to mention there already appear to be Resident Evil leaks online.
Matt T.M. Kim is News Editor at IGN.