Nintendo warn of potential phishing threat

Nintendo of Europe have warned users who visit the various European Nintendo websites, that the company may have fallen victim to a possible phishing threat.

The company is keen to point out that they don’t hold personal information such as bank, credit card or address details, so such data is not at risk.

For those that are worried and would like to discuss the matter further, Nintendo are recommending that you contact your local Nintendo Customer Service team.

The full message from Nintendo of Europe is as follows:

“We have learnt of a possible phishing threat to users of the European Nintendo website which we are currently investigating. The protection of our customers is our utmost priority and so we have taken the precaution of immediately shutting down some parts of this website until further notice. We would like to reassure you that we do not hold our customer’s bank, credit card or address details on the European Nintendo website and so this data is not at risk.

Phishing is when someone attempts to find out your personal information, such as usernames and passwords, by pretending to be a trustworthy person or company in an electronic communication such as an email or via a website.

We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused. Please do get in touch with your local Nintendo Customer Services if you have any further concerns.”

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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