At 1:16AM today (which would probably be Saturday on the west coast still around 10PM), I got a message through my PS3 from a strange PSN-ID that I didn’t recognize saying that I was being considered for the Modern Warfare 2 beta. All that person needed was for me to provide them my logins for my PSN account so that they could “upload proxies” and then send me the code to my email later for the beta download.
What’s scary is that I could actually seeing someone buying into that line. Unfortunately, PSN-ID messages don’t come with headers and such so I had to rely on instinct on calling this as a phishing message versus a legit beta invite. I seriously doubt that this person is a representative to Infinity Ward, and have sent word to Infinity Ward to confirm, since no one in their right mind would ask for logins from anyone’s account from any sort of legitimate game company or any other business. I am looking for confirmation first before posting this account name and reporting it to Sony, but would offer the advice to players out there to be careful of beta invitations to any game you’re actually looking forward to playing.
Not one company out there will ever ask you for your login to your PSN account. Ever. If you ever had to provide them that information, it would be the username only of which they could gather and send emails to and from anyways. Don’t get me wrong, as a member of the Playstation community and an avid PS3 gamer and writer, I would love a beta or preview to anything before it comes out. But practice a bit of safety before blindly doling out your information that could compromise yourself and your gaming.
PS3 beta invites or previews? Send me the information to darius -[ at ]- vtoreality.com and I’ll be happy to take a look.