So, Is Pokemon Go Really About To Charge You US$12.99 A Month?
No of course not you idiot.
BY Matt Miller | Jul 13, 2016 | Culture
Because we can never have nice things, hoax emails are circulating that claim Pokemon Go developers are raising the app's price from US$0.00 to US$12.99. Within the last week, the augmented reality app has become more popular than Tinder, an app that allows users to find other lonely users with whom to share carnal passions. Now, as people are hooked on catching magical imaginary animals on their phones, tricksters are trying to cash in on fears that the app is too good to be true.
As Deadline reports:
Scammers sent out an email today purportedly from Pokemon Go app maker Nintendo and Niantic that announced it will begin to charge US$12.99 a month to use the full version of the massively popular game to compensate for the "overwhelming response" and "the need for more powerful servers."
Deadline had originally reported the exact opposite before updating its article:
Nintendo announced today that it will begin to charge US$12.99 a month to use the full version of the game in order to compensate for the "overwhelming response" and "the need for more powerful servers."
Other sources are reporting that other emails from firstname.lastname@example.org are fake. Though emails from this address are instructing users to "log in to your app store to purchase the full version which costs US$12.99 a month. Your account will be frozen in 24 hours if you do not upgrade," this is a scam, as Hollywoodlife notes:
There are links in the email, but Pokémon Go users should NOT click them. The email address comes from niantictech.com, when the official website for Niantic, the game's developer, is NianticLabs.com. So, that is a major red flag.
So keep on catching those Pokemons PokeTrainers! While for now it won't be charging you money, it'll probably only maybe steal all your personal information and dignity.
From: Esquire US