Among Us has become a really popular online game that allows users to play with their friends and also interact with users online. However, with a new popular online game comes a new online scam that players need to be aware of. Scammers will pose as a usual Among Us player who knows a trick on how to get cool skins and how to get help within the game. All they need to do is go on a website. However, when victims go onto the website, they end up regretting it. Here are the different types of Among Us scams and how to avoid them.
What is Among Us?
Among Us is a popular online game that has taken off in popularity during the coronavirus pandemic. It was released to the public in July of 2018 on iOS devices, November 2018 on computers, and December 2020 on the Nintendo Switch. The game features cross-play compatibility, meaning that people on a mobile phone can play with those on a computer, and the Nintendo Switch.
This is a social deduction murder mystery game, where players try to figure out who the murder is. Civilians have simple tasks to complete, but the murder’s task is to get rid of all their civilians on the game. If the murder is able to wipe out everyone on the game, then they win. However, if the victims catch the murder before they can wipe everyone out on the game, then the civilians win.
Types of Among Us Scams to Watch Out For
Malicious Downloadable Programs
Scammers have created fake malicious programs. They claim that these programs will help Among Us players with cheats and hacks that will ensure their win every single time. However, these scammers are lying, since the programs are meant to steal your information and give your devices malware.
The program gets downloaded onto the victim’s computer and asks them to enter their information. The program claims it needs to verify the victim’s information to make sure that they are a real person. When the victim enters their information, the scammer steals their information. They sometimes ask for payment information in order to download these programs as well, which allows the scammer to drain their victims’ bank accounts.
Fake Among Us Online Stores
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We’re aware of some Among Us scams/fake merch/apps. Working to get those taken down, but to clarify:
When someone Googles “GoAmongUs,” it takes you to a Facebook page that links to an online store. From the looks of it, it looks like it could be an official Among Us Store. However, it’s been confirmed that this is not the official Among Us store. Instead, it’s a fake website created by a scammer.
Scammers will create fake websites and sell fake merch on them, then send out phishing emails that advertise this website. Victims will click on these phishing links, which takes them to these fake websites, thinking that they can shop for Among Us merch. They are then instructed to fill out their personal and financial information in order to purchase their items. However, instead of receiving their items, they become victims of identity theft and getting their money stolen instead.
The official creators took to Twitter to let everyone know to beware of this scam. They have stated that the only official merch store is store.innersloth.com.
Fake Downloadable Among Us Custom Skins
Scammers create fake websites that contain “rare free skins” for their victims to download. Their victims go on these websites, thinking that they are downloading a one-of-a-kind skin for their character. However, the website instructs them to complete a survey and fill out personal information in order to download these skins.
It also instructs them to fill out their financial information, so that they can pay a “small donation fee” to the website in order to get their skins. However, instead of a rare skin, they receive malware on their device. The scammers also steal their victims’ information and drain their bank accounts.
How to Avoid Among Us Scams
Don’t give out your personal or financial information to a website without researching it first.
Don’t trust any website that claims that you can cheat or hack your way through a game.
Don’t trust any website that claims they can give you special things for your character when even the game doesn’t offer it.
Do your research on a website before shopping on it or giving it your information.
If you have any questions about whether or not something is a scam or would like to report a scam, you can contact them at email@example.com.
You can also report any scam that you’ve been apart of to the FTC.
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