“This is just a friendly reminder that you have funds in your PSN wallet that have not been used for six months or more,” starts the email, which looks just like a real PlayStation one.
“To view your account balance, please sign-in to account management by clicking here,” it continues, with the ‘clicking here’ a link to a PlayStation site.
However, Sony have said that it’s not a real PlayStation email, confusingly.
“The message you received was not sent by a representative of Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA)” is the official line. “If you have clicked on any links included in the email or have replied to the email, we also recommend that you immediately change your PlayStation Network account password.”
Looks like the messages are also going out via the PSN itself.
If this is a fake phishing email, then great – just mark it as spam and move on, but if it’s real then somebody needs to tell the Sony rep behind the keyboard this morning they’re sending out real emails.
Our advice: wait for someone at Sony to pick either way before clicking on the link.