Capcom has warned gamers to beware of emails claiming to contain “Early Access invitations” to Resident Evil Village, confirming that it is phishing scam. The fake emails circulating have a sender address of ‘no-reply(at)capcom(dot)com’ in an attempt to impersonate the company.
“These messages are NOT from Capcom and appear to be phishing attempts by an unauthorized third party,” Capcom Europe said in a press release. “If you have received such a message, please DO NOT download any files or reply, and delete the message immediately.”
Any legitimate news about Early Access for Resident Evil Village will be revealed on official Capcom social media accounts.
This potential scam may be linked to a data breach that the publisher suffered last year. The personal details of some 390,000 people, including customers, employees, and partners, were leaked online following an attack on Capcom’s servers.
This ransomware attack later led to leaks about future Capcom games, including information about Resident Evil Village and Monster Hunter Rise. Police are currently investigating the hack.