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Resident Evil Village ‘Early Access’ Scam Warning Issued

Capcom has warned gamers to be on the lookout for scam emails offering up early access to Resident Evil Village.

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The Japanese publisher warned that emails were circulating, and that they may be being sent as part of a phishing scam.

In a statement, the company said: “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.”

Phishing scams work by tricking unsuspecting users into giving out personal information. They usually do it by pretending to be from a company or person – disguising their email so as to appear to be official.

Resident Evil Village, a direct sequel to Resident Evil 7, is set to release on May 7 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

The title will also include Resident Evil RE:Verse, a multiplayer mode for six players featuring beloved characters from across the franchise.

 

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