Many of Xbox users are reporting that they were scammed by a fake e-mail. The phishing e-mail sent users to a fake website where they were asked to give personal information like credit card details, e-mail and house address. Beware of those emails.
Emails sent to Xbox gamers directs them to a website pretending free Microsoft points that can be used to buy games. When a user give credit card details, crooks take a small amount from the credit card. Iterating this over several weeks - making them hard to detect.
A report by BBC says that Microsoft is investigating but doesn't know how many users are affected.
But The Sun claimed that "thousands" of customers were hit in 35 countries. On an average Xbox customers have lost around £100, but many lost even more than £200. Criminals were said to have made "millions of pounds" by tricking customers into disclosing personal vital information.
Microsoft says that users should never type personal information into websites unless they are sure that they are genuine. "We work closely with impacted members directly to resolve any unauthorized changes to their accounts and, as always, highly recommend all Xbox Live users follow our account security guidance in order to protect their account details."