Legendary game developer Rockstar Games has been targeted by scammers. The company’s in trouble with fake job ads. Rockstar said in a statement that the ads were not what they appeared to be. He also warned fans that they were a phishing scheme to get money and information.
Rockstar Games is in trouble with scammers
Rockstar Games has stated on various fake job ads and how to properly combat them. The company said although it is unclear, that recruitment scams were carried out through private messaging (DM) on social media and used to obtain personal information. Given that the developer is one of the largest and most admired studios on the market, it is not surprising that people are trying to profit from the brand.
A series of Rockstar job ads have been circulating online for months. Given that the studio is working on Grand Theft Auto 6, these ads seem like an opportunity not to be missed for fans. But Rockstar warned fans to stay vigilant about it. The firm said they had not attempted to recruit via private message. He also stressed that the company does not charge any fees or transactions for potential hires.
Notice: Recruitment scams are increasingly common, and scammers may impersonate Rockstar Games Human Resources personnel to seem more convincing. For more information, visit https://t.co/WU3aQMFRyO— Rockstar Support (@RockstarSupport) April 20, 2021
In its official statement for fake job ads, Rockstar said:
“Rockstar Games does not use the private messaging system on social media to communicate and receive information during the recruitment process. Also, it does not ask for the personal information of the applicants and never demands that they pay a fee. If you believe you are a victim of recruitment fraud, please complete a complaint form at ic3.gov address.”
GTA 6 game is a big factor in the emergence of fake job ads
The latest fake job ads include a cast of artists to be recruited for cinematic trailers on behalf of GTA 6 and other future games. Among the many advertisements opened on behalf of the company, team member applications for GTA 6 stand out. There are hundreds of job ads for the game; The purchases take place via social media as well as form documents.