Norwalk police warn city residents of PS5 social media scam

The PlayStation 5 has been an especially difficult gaming console to get for nearly a year due to supply chain issues, making it the focus of opportunity for scammers.

News 12 Staff

Dec 1, 2022, 10:41 AM

Updated 563 days ago

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Norwalk police are warning city residents about a scam promising two free PlayStation 5s.
Police posted to the department's Facebook page saying that many people in Fairfield County and across the nation have fallen victim to the scam.
The post, which varies in wording, promises two free PlayStation 5 units. The posts either claim that they were previously used by someone who suddenly died or always writes that seeing the units "hurts their soul."  
Police say once the victim direct messages the poster, the scammer may ask for money.
"DO NOT send 💰💵 to people you do not know in hopes of a good deal," police say.
The PlayStation 5 has been an especially difficult gaming console to get for nearly a year due to supply chain issues, making it the focus of opportunity for scammers.  
Sony wrote in a press release in May that PS5 and Switch gaming console units were being held back due to global chip shortages.


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