TECH NEWS – It looks like Sony’s PS5 system has been the focus of a somewhat surprising attempt at cheating.
Earlier this week, retired WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley tweeted that he was selling a PS5 set and donating the proceeds to charity. He also offered customers the chance to hang out with him at an upcoming pro wrestling event. Now LA Lakers boss Jeanie Buss is offering a similar incentive to unsuspecting fans. The problem is, it’s all a scam!
“I feel terrible for the inconvenience of being hacked,” Foley said in a video after getting his account back.
“I really feel for anyone who fell for that ploy to purchase PS5 consoles. Please contact your bank or credit card and try to have that charge reversed. It was a scam. I’m really sorry that somebody tried to extort money from me [by using my account].”
Buss made a similar statement via the Lakers official social media page, “Lakers fans, my Twitter account has been hacked. Please do not engage with it or send any money. These are not legitimate offers. The Lakers will alert you when I am back in control of my account.”
What is the moral of the story? Well, it’s a cliché but a valid one: if something seems too good to be true, it probably isn’t. A brand new PS5 with free Lakers tickets on the side? Come on, guys…
“Lakers Fans, my Twitter account has been hacked. Please do not engage with it or send any money. These are NOT legitimate offers. The Lakers will alert you when I am back in control of my account." – Jeanie Buss
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) August 2, 2022