Most every online game has its fair share of scammer, phishers, etc., and one of the better League of Legends scams is back for another holiday season.
One of the big scams for League of Legends right now is the Christmas RP Giveaway at riotevent.com (again, it is a SCAM, not a legitimate League of Legends or Riot site, so do not go there). It asks users to post a link to the site on various social media (or Steam) so clickers can get free points towards earning a $10, $25, or $50 gift card.
Unsurprisingly, this is a scam that has fooled many League of Legends players, including some fairly experienced scam spotters. Often, the scam is perpetuated by those who click on a link a friend sends them.
- The website is not from Riot but is styled so it looks like it was.
- The login function (top right of the screen) does not exist even though there is a button for it when clicked, nothing happens. When hovered over, the cursor does not change.
- It wants you to share a link.
- After getting enough shares, the fake League of Legends site wants you to fill out a survey.
The particular thread linked on the League of Legends forum is to the Halloween event by the same site, but the scammers are now running a Christmas themed phish.
For all the League of Legends players out there, there are only three officially authorized Riot sites.
Additionally, as far as memory recalls, in the last six years, Riot has only given away free points for League of Legends once for nothing (ie, not a mistake or refund).