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Beware of Bogus FIFA 15 Crack & Keygen Scams; Bitdefender Warns

As always when a big release is expected, scammer are just around the corner, waiting for users to fall into their traps. Such is the case, of course, with FIFA 15, the well-known Electronic Arts sports franchise released today.

Scammers right now are employing most any method they can get dream up, from fake blogs or web sites well-ranked in Google searches to survey downloads.

Here are a few print screens of web sites with malicious intent:

Good to know:

1. Only EA-authorized third parties give away license keys, which usually never happens before or during launch day.

2. There is no crack or key generator for FIFA 15. Learning from past experiences, key generators are no more applicable to Electronic Arts’ Origin platform and YES cracks have appeared before with malicious code injected in them.

3. The game never appears on torrent trackers before launch day and claims to the contrary are usually fake or seeking to spread malware.

4. Never complete download surveys; they are never-ending loopholes that often demand a phone number. They are also known as phone subscription scams.

5. Never start downloading executables from rogue web sites.

6. Support the developers and buy the game. Never download cracked games as they usually advise you to deactivate the anti-malware solution or add the executable as an exception. This means that the executable is flagged as infected or a potentially unwanted application.

About the author

Lucian Ciolacu

Still the youngest Bitdefender News writer, Lucian is constantly after flash news in the security industry, especially when something is vulnerable or exploited. Besides digging for 'hacker' scoops and data leaks, he enjoys sports, such as football and tennis.
He has also combined an interest for social and political sciences, as a graduate of the Political Science Faculty, with a passion for guitar and computer games.

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  • “6. Support the developers and buy the game. Never download cracked games as they usually advise you to deactivate the anti-malware solution or add the executable as an exception. This means that the executable is flagged as infected or a potentially unwanted application.”

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    Not all of them are infected, if you need to know.
    Real Crackers don´t post fake files to get virus…

  • My name is Amin,I live in Iran,I cant buy the game from the main website
    I can buy it from story near my house for only 1or2 doller(s)
    and it nave have any virus in his game…

  • You´re a good man, this type of information should be showing first on google search.
    i´ll admit im looking around for a working crack, but typed ´fifa 15 crack news´ looking exactly for information like this.

  • Yes, I do agree with you, scammers are present everywhere around every big event like fifa and need to beware of them. Your info would help a lot in this regard because your info is really very informative and helpful to spread awareness against these scams.