Original URL: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/10/call_of_duty_scams/

Survey scammers take aim at Call of Duty

Do you prefer a) shooting people b) not shooting people

By John Leyden

Posted in Security, 10th November 2010 10:09 GMT

Fraudsters have exploited excitement over this week's launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops as a theme for online scams.

Supposed cracks for the eagerly awaited first-person shooter actually take gamers through a variety of shonky online surveys, warns GFI Security researcher Chris Boyd.

The surveys falsely offer iPads and suchlike as potential prizes for completing a series of questions. In reality, the surveys only exist to trick potential marks into handing over personal information for later misuse.

The same scam lure has been used in much the same form with previous high profile releases, such as DC Universe Online and a Doctor Who game, among others. ®