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.