Nintendo has published a statement warning consumers of fake web pages designed to look like the company's online store, highlighting the dangers of submitting your details to such sites.
The statement (Japanese) talks about a specific case recently discovered by the company; the fake website in question uses Nintendo's logo illegally, making it appear as if it's the real deal, and offers Nintendo Switch products at discounted prices. It's warned that the fake site, which has not been linked to, has "nothing to do" with Nintendo.
As we're sure many of you will already know, purchasing products from fake sites posing as Nintendo could potentially result in a loss of your money and unauthorised acquisition of your personal information. Nintendo advises fans to be careful, saying that it will notify the relevant authorities whenever websites like this are discovered.
For your information, the URLs for Nintendo's official websites are as follows:
- Japan: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/
- US: https://www.nintendo.com/
- Europe: https://www.nintendo-europe.com/
- UK: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/
Naturally, any external links found here on Nintendo Life are thoroughly checked by our team before being published and will only lead you to reputable sites and online stores. Stay safe!