Earlier today, Capcom issued a warning, letting fans of the Resident Evil franchise that a bunch of scumbags are using their upcoming title to scam people by offering early access to Resident Evil Village.
In an email, sent by the publisher, Capcom wrote that anyone who has received an email with an invitation to play Resident Evil Village early should delete it immediately as they appear to be phishing attempts from an unknown third-party source. Unfortunately, this news comes not long after Capcom was victimised by a data breach that appears to have impacted its employees.
You can read the full email from Capcom below:
Here’s Capcom’s full email warning below:
We hope you’re very well.
We’re sending this message as we’ve been made aware that there are currently emails circulating that pretend to contain “Early Access invitations” to Resident Evil Village. The sender address is being displayed as “no-reply(at)capcom(dot)com”.
We want to inform you that these messages are NOT from Capcom and appear to be phishing attempts by an unauthorized third party. If you have received such a message, please DO NOT download any files or reply, and delete the message immediately. If you are unsure of the authenticity of correspondence from Capcom, please contact us directly to verify.
Sadly, it seems like this sort of scam is becoming more and more frequent, with Ubisoft’s Farcry 6 being the target of a similar campaign last month in addition to Cyberpunk 2077 suffering the same fate last year.
Resident Evil Village officially launches on May 7, 2021 on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4/5 and Windows PC. You can check read our thoughts on the PlayStation 5 exclusive Maiden demo right here.