Singapore police are warning citizens about Switch scams.
The COVID-19 outbreak has created global demand for home gaming devices and, for Nintendo, supply has not met demand. Unfortunately, scammers are taking advantage of the situation with running Switch scams. How? Mass shortages have led to third-party retailers online, raising prices of the original switch model from $300 to $450 and above.
Singapore Police Force recently made a post on their official Facebook page warning of “a spike in e-commerce scams involving the sale of Nintendo Switch consoles.” They also provided a list of instructions to avoid these scams.
[INCREASE IN NINTENDO SWITCH SCAMS]The Police have observed a spike in e-commerce scams involving the sale of Nintendo…
Posted by Singapore Police Force on Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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If you are planning on buying a base model switch in the near future, make sure to do it safely. Alternatively, the Switch Lite does not seem to have the same levels of shortages and is still selling for reasonable prices. Perhaps the smaller model is a safer bet for now.
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