Everyone, and I mean everyone, is taking advantage of the Pokémon Go frenzy to lure people in their shops, on their websites and even at shady physical locations to mug unsuspecting players. And spammers make no exception as they bombard Inboxes with commercial messages that advertise all sorts of products and services, from in-game PokéCoins to battery chargers, company shares, and new mobile games.
Here’s a collection of the most interesting Pokémon-related spam Bitdefender has witnessed and blocked in the past weeks.
Messages promising PokéCoins, currency to buy in-app Pokemon items
Spam promises shares from an upcoming successful game
New games, “better” than Pokémon Go
We advise users to take caution when opening unsolicited email messages, as tempting as they may be. They may install spyware or other dangerous malware or ask for unnecessary personal data. Stay skeptical, everyone!