January 14, 2022 6:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Nintendo has issued a statement on their official website warning consumers about the presence of fake sites pretending to be Nintendo sites. These “Pretendo” sites have supposedly been offering Nintendo Switch consoles at highly reduced costs. Nintendo advises consumers that these sites are using the Nintendo logo illegally and may be fraudulently trying to acquire visitors’ personal details.

Nintendo also state that they will be taking action against these fake websites and that if anyone has been affected by these fake websites to report it to their nearest police station or cybercrime consultation desk.W

We have a translation of Nintendo’s official statement below if you would like to check it out. Please bear in mind that the translation is auto generated so there may be some slight linguistical errors.

About fake sites spoofing Nintendo homepage

 We have confirmed the existence of a fake site that impersonates the Nintendo homepage. These fake sites have nothing to do with us.

 The fake site confirmed this time uses our logo illegally, making it look as if it is operated by us, and allows visitors to purchase our products such as Nintendo Switch at a significantly discounted price? It is displayed as.

 Purchasing products on fake sites may result in fraudulent damage such as unauthorized acquisition of personal information. Please be careful not to mistake it for our website, and do not purchase products from fake websites.

The link to the Nintendo official website is as follows.
https://www.nintendo.co.jp/

If you are injured, please contact the nearest police station or the cybercrime consultation desk at the prefectural police headquarters.

List of cybercrime consultation counters, etc. of the Prefectural Police Headquarters
https://www.npa.go.jp/cyber/soudan.html

Consumer Affairs Agency homepage
https://www.caa.go.jp/

If we discover a fake site like this one, we will notify the police and related ministries and agencies.

Source: Nintendo Japan

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