Invites claiming to provide access to a
Halo 4 beta have started appearing in the Xbox 360 community.
The only problem is there is no such thing as a Halo
4 beta. Not yet, anyways. Instead, the invites have been
revealed to be a phishing scam meant to pilfer personal information
from Halo fans who didn't stop to wonder just how the crap they were
invited to a Halo 4 beta that has yet to be announced by anyone,
In an effort to save its consumers from
identity theft, 343 Industries' David Ellie took to Twitter, telling
followers: “If you see a page claiming to allow you to sign up for
a Halo 4 beta be advised, IT'S A FAKE.”
Remember kids: if it looks to good to
be true, it probably is. That, or it's going to land you in casino
jail with no cameras and a guy named “The Cleaner”. Still, while
Microsoft has yet to officially announce a Halo 4 beta (and trust us,
they will), you can get your Halo 4 fix by driving its Warthog in
Forza 4, or by boning up on your Reclaimer knowledge with the Halo 4
information from last year's Halo Fest.
Oh, and if you fell for the phishing
scam we do apologize for being so glib. To make it up, we'd like to
loop you in on a chance to earn $150 million just by helping us
transfer an inheritance from our deceased uncle in Turkmenistan...