A malware scam has been targeted at Friday the 13th backers, which claims to generate a beta key for the crowdfunded horror game.
In a post to the game’s Kickstarter, developer Gun Media and IllFonic said that backers shouldn’t visit links claiming to grant codes for the game, nor run any associated programs.
“Again, if it doesn't emanate directly from us or our partners (press, or streamers), don't trust it,” reads the official post. “We have not given out any codes to date, we have only taken email addresses to send them out when we get closer to the date of the Beta Test. There will be no official code generator app or website for our game. Do not be bilked by scammers.”
Similar tactics aren’t uncommon, but usually they only happen to larger-profile games.
Thanks to Luke Batt for the tip!