Posted November 01, 2020 04:17:49A wave of video games scams hit the video game market in 2015, with a spate of fraudulent ads appearing across the web.
Now, as the industry prepares to rebrand, there’s a new scam being launched to capitalize on consumers’ confusion.
According to a recent report from The New York Times, the video-game industry is facing a major cash crunch after lawmakers passed a law that bans deceptive advertising in video games.
According a statement from the Interactive Advertising Bureau, “Video game publishers are facing an unprecedented threat of counterfeit video game merchandise from a new generation of online consumers.”
While the video games industry has had its fair share of problems, the latest wave of counterfeit goods is being driven by a new strain of online fraud that has been growing over the past few years.
The new threat comes after lawmakers in Texas, North Carolina, and Wisconsin passed similar bills in March.
While these bills have not been adopted by the states, a wave a wave that began last year has affected the industry as a whole.
According to the Times, some 20,000 consumers in those states were victims of counterfeit merchandise over the last two years.
While the number of legitimate video game purchases continues to grow, counterfeit merchandise is a major concern for game makers, who are scrambling to keep up with the demand.
The New York State Attorney General has been investigating the problem, as well.
The AG said that counterfeit video-games, like those manufactured by Valve, Ubisoft, and other major video game publishers, are increasingly becoming a source of revenue for online gaming scams.
As a result, the AG is warning that a number of gaming companies are working with law enforcement to stop online fraudsters.
According the AG, these businesses include major game publishers like Activision, Ubisoft and Bethesda, and smaller companies like GameStop, Amazon, and Target.
The law also prohibits businesses from engaging in business practices that are likely to result in money laundering.
If you’ve ever tried to buy a game on a site that you later learned was compromised, it’s possible to be infected with a video game counterfeit.
The most common way for counterfeiters to trick you is by creating a video of a real-life event that is then posted online to trick people into thinking they’ve actually bought a counterfeit game.
For those who have not experienced this kind of online scam, it can be quite hard to figure out whether the scam is real.
For some, the real-world incident may have no relevance to the game itself.
For others, it may seem more like a joke, as it seems to be based on a fake game that’s been played before.
For this reason, it is important to be vigilant when playing video games online.
There are a number ways to avoid becoming a victim of a video-gamers scam.
The best way to keep your game safe from online fraud is to play it offline.
To prevent your game from being taken over by a fake, make sure you have an online passcode.
To check whether your game has been infected with counterfeit video games, visit the GameStop website.
To find out how to protect yourself online, visit GameStop’s website.