Since Nintendo revealed the Nintendo Switch, people have been eager to learn more about the nVidia Shield style home console. Scammers are totally aware of this desire to know more and one such scam has appeared online offering a Nintendo Switch Beta.
Targets of the scam are being sent to betanintendo.us or beta.nintendo-eu.com, neither of which belong to Nintendo. On the site, visitors are asked to provide an email address.
In return, the victim will be sent an email reading
PREPARE FOR REVOLUTION
Congratulation! You are eligible to join the Nintendo Switch™ Beta Program! You are chosen, which means you can get into the Nintendo Switch Beta!
You will receive the Nintendo Switch Beta Hardware which includes 1 System, 1 Docking Station, 2 Switch Controller (Left and Right) HDMI cable, 1 power adaptor, as well as instruction booklet.
Below, you will find a code to redeem. Please note: This code is specifically for your account, so do not share this with anyone.
The code appears as a sixteen -digit numerical code, something that Nintendo itself doesn’t use. With code in hand, you are directed to another website to make the final steps in registering for the Nintendo Switch Beta, which doesn’t exist.
Hopefully, the Nintendo Legal team will get the cease and desist letters out shortly but in the meantime don’t register for a Nintendo Switch Beta unless it is on nintendo-europe.com for EU, nintendo.co.uk for the UK, and nintendo.com for the US or a link originating from one of those sites.