Nintendo has warned customers about websites that impersonate its official website and offer huge discounts on the Nintendo Switch consoles.
Last week, the gaming giant’s corporate site alerted customers about the issue. The warning was posted on the gaming multinational’s corporate site showing the severity of the issue.
“We have confirmed the existence of a fake website that impersonates Nintendo’s homepage,” Nintendo also tweeted on Friday. “Please be careful not to mistake it for our website, and do not purchase products from fake websites.
The address of Nintendo’s official website is as follows: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/.
According to Nintendo, fake websites use their logo to trick users into thinking that they’re purchasing official products from the company.
“The fake sites use our company’s logo illegally, making it look as if they are operated by us, and display our products, such as Nintendo Switch, for purchase if at a significantly discounted price,” Nintendo said.
The company also warned customers about other risks of buying from fake websites, which could allow criminals to steal their personal and financial information.
“Purchasing products on fake sites may result in fraudulent damage such as unauthorized acquisition of personal information. Please be careful not to mistake it for our website, and do not purchase products from fake websites,” Nintendo added.
Nintendo also said that it immediately informed the law enforcement agencies when it learned about the fake websites targeting its customers.
In a similar news, Nintendo revealed two years ago that over 300,000 of its users’ accounts were compromised by unknown hackers. The attackers used Nintendo Network IDs and were able to access the users’ email addresses, country of birth, and their usernames.
After discovering the issue, Nintendo advised users to change their passwords for impacted NNIDs and Nintendo accounts and enable two-factor authentication on their accounts.