Bethesda’s highly anticipated space role-playing game, Starfield, is not only popular with gamers, but also with scammers. We recently reported on a threat to Google users and a new phishing attack is targeting bloggers.
How told Dataminer and modder Lance McDonald, who has his own YouTube channel, recently received an email from a Bethesda “manager” offering to work with him on a Starfield ad.
The blogger is invited to try out the Starfield demo and share his impressions of it in a video to be reviewed by Bethesda before it’s released.
If the YouTuber agrees, they’ll be sent a PDF with a link to a “demo” of the expected game, which McDonald warns actually contains malware.
Judging by the correspondence published by McDonald with the “manager” of Bethesda, the publisher either does not save money on promoting Starfield, or is in despair: the company was satisfied with the sum of $ 100 million announced by the modder for cooperation.
Next to McDonald, the trick of the scammers wasn’t caught Blogger Bob the pet ferret: “At the very least, if you want to scam people with promises of Starfield keys, introduce yourself as Todd Howard, rather than a regular Bethesda executive. It is the foundation of foundations.”.
Starfield is expected to release September 6th on PC (Steam, Microsoft Store), Xbox Series X and S, and Game Pass (PC and Xbox). As early as June 11, Bethesda is planning a Starfield Direct presentation where you can learn more about the game.