PS5: hacked, the owner of the Lakers shares a scam

Due to the rarity of the console on the market, there are many scams related to the PS5. The Los Angeles Lakers owner got hacked on Twitter, with the hacker then using her account to relay a scam.

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The PlayStation 5 – Credit: Sony

Almost two years after its release, getting your hands on the PlayStation 5 is still a crossroads. Sony promises improved PS5 stocks by the end of the year. In the meantime, some continue to take advantage of the shortage to line their pockets. In addition to scalpers reselling PS5s at high prices, scammers even post fake ads on social networks in order to get money without sending anything in exchange.

And one of the most effective ways to cheat others is to hijack the account of a verified user who inspires confidence in Internet users. Owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, famous basketball franchise, Jeanie Buss paid the price.

His Twitter account was hacked by scammers who posted a suspicious ad. This one urges users to contact her in DM to buy one of the “three PS5s put up for sale”. And to affirm that the money will be donated to an association and that the buyers will have a chance to attend a Lakers game.

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PS5: scams abound

The string is big but it is unfortunately possible that some people have been fooled. The official Lakers account published the following message, signed Jeanie Buss, to sound the alarm: “Lakers fans, my Twitter account has been hacked. Please do not engage or send money. These are NOT legitimate offers. The Lakers will let you know when I regain control of my account. »

It is now done. Jeanie Buss’ Twitter account retweeted this message and the tweet relaying the scam was deleted. We take this opportunity to warn you again about the mess of false announcements related to the PS5. Keep in mind that Sony’s console unleashes passions… an upturn for scammers who try to take advantage of it to make money on your back. As a reminder, already at the launch of the console, fake PS5s were sold at exorbitant prices.

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