Bioware has recently issued a warning to all those anxious for the upcoming SWTOR Beta playtest period. Allison Berryman urged users on the game’s official forum to watch out for a group of individuals and sites that claiming to sell testing accounts for the MMO, beta keys, or other game testing programs. The community manager explained further that the only way you’re getting into the SWTOR beta is if you are invited by Bioware..period.
Here’s what Berryman had to say:
“All of these offers are false. BioWare is not issuing invites to Game Testing via any method other than those we outline here on SWTOR.com.
“We must caution you that these offers are often scams designed to steal your money, credit card information, or identity. While we understand that you are eager to participate in Game Testing, your security is extremely important, and attempting to participate in these offers could put you in very real danger.
“Furthermore, the sale of accounts with access to the Game Testing Program is strictly prohibited by the Game Testing Agreement. We closely monitor the activities of all accounts involved in the Game Testing Program, and are quick to notice accounts that change hands.
“In the event that an account in the Game Testing Program does change ownership, we immediately take action to the fullest extent possible, including permanently banning the account from the Service.
“You may also encounter e-mail scams that indicate you have been invited to the Game Testing Program. If you are invited to the real Game Testing Program, you will receive an e-mail with instructions from firstname.lastname@example.org. Any other e-mail address claiming to offer an invitation is likely to be a scam.”