Today we have a roundup of fake "free game" sites found on Instagram. Anyone with children in their family who can't get enough of freebies online may want to gently steer them away from the below.
1. 3ds_free_games_4_u/First up, an Instagram profile claiming to offer free Nintendo 3DS titles
Free games codes are available! Download now eshop-codes-giveaway(dot)xyz
The link leads to one of those fake generators so beloved of scammers everywhere, located at
Alongside adding an email address, the victim can choose to keep "anti ban protection" enabled and also "use a proxy" before hitting the Generate button which inevitably leads to surveys under the guise of "human verification".
2. freegamersgiveawayMoving swiftly on from Nintendo to Xbox, we have an Instagram feed leading to another similar site. freegamersgiveaway leads to:
More surveys are the order of the day, although in testing the survey page wouldn't even load up. Whoops! As a sidenote, I particularly liked the time travelling copyright notice from 2023:
3. freeps4games_Finally, we have a PS4 phish, because we couldn't finish off our roundup without some SONY action:
Free PS4 games! Just check that site!
Clicking the link leads to
There's a number of free games to choose from, but the important thing to note is that the site is asking for an email and password. Handing those over would be a bad idea, and anyone who prizes their login credentials should keep tight hold of them. These free game sites tend to come in waves, but you're never far from running into one - from Youtube to Facebook, you can bet somebody will be pushing "offers" such as the above in your general direction before long. In situations such as these, it's probably best to reach for the off switch and go ride a bike instead.