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Beware the Call of Duty 5 Phishing Scam

| 13 Jan 2009 01:00
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Infinity Ward community manager, Robert Bowling, warns of a potentially dangerous email scam making the rounds, enticing recipients with a non-existent Call of Duty beta.

Robert Bowling, better known as Infinity Ward's community manager "fourzerotwo," would like you to know that there is no such thing as a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer beta. In fact, there may not even be a Modern Warfare 2 and that Infinity Ward, creator of the war-time series, has yet to even announce what their next project is, despite reports to the contrary. Secrets, these be.

Of course, that never stops the internet as a widespread email scam has been sent around the tubes, inviting one and all to a multiplayer beta for Call of Duty: Modern Combat 2. The reason as to why this particular scam is so believable is that the content of the email is exactly the same as the one Infinity Ward sent out themselves in 2007 for the Call of Duty 4 beta. It also doesn't hurt that the creator of the phishing scam has gone the extra mile and hoaxed its origin, as the emails appear to come from COD5BETA@infinityward.com.

While the emails themselves make no overt threats to ones security, if you find such a message in your inbox, Bowling advises that you "just delete it. Don't open it, reply, or click any links - it's fake and could contain a virus or be an attempt to phish personal information."

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