Beware: Home Beta Injector Scam
When something is too good to be true, it usually is. It's one of the unfortunate truisms of life, and it applies to everything, including the video game industry.
PS3Fanboy alerted PlayStation 3 owners to the recently released "Home Beta Injector" scam that unfortunate individuals may have already fallen for. Supposedly, this program will generate a redemption code for the closed PlayStation Home beta, and all you need to do is put in your Network e-mail address and password. But as you should already know, Sony would absolutely never ask you for your password; it's simply not used to generate codes on the PlayStation Store. As you can well imagine, handing out your e-mail address and password gives the scammer access to your account, and if that includes credit card information... If you have already been taken in by this lie, it is suggested that you contact PlayStation support. SCEA is already working to shut this "Injector" mess down before it gets worse, so that's good news.
If you're wondering what the alluring scam looks like, check the copied image over at PS3Fanboy. Remember, always be wary of something that seems too easy, and something that clearly isn't official. Don't let these losers steal part of your life!
9/3/2008 Ben Dutka