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An Ohio teen stated a scammer targeted him while he was playing “Fortnite,” an extremely popular shooting video game where gamers develop forts and attempt to eliminate other players.( WLWT/CNN).( Meredith)– An Ohio teenager said a fraudster targeted him while he was playing” Fortnite,” a hugely popular shooting game where gamers construct forts and aim to remove other players to be the last one standing.
13-year-old Jake Bates told WLWT he was playing the video game when hesatisfied somebody who stated he might assist Jake get more skins. (Skins are items in the video game used to personalize your character). The scammer said all they required from Jake was his username and password.
Jake agreed and offered him the information. [Related: Moms and dads take 9-year-old woman to rehab after getting’ connected’ on’ Fortnite’]” When he logged into his account, he took whatever over, “Amy Bates, Jake’s mom, informed< a href=" http://www.wlwt.com/article/mason-teen-scammed-playing-fortnite/22252561"
target =” _ blank” > WLWT.” The person took over his account, but also took control of his e-mail account and changed the passwords, changed the recovery passwords and the contact number.” In addition to Jake’s individual information, the hacker likewise got
Amy’s credit card number because it was attached to the video game. And to add fuel to the fire, after the hacker got the information, he proceeded to kill Jake’s in-game character.
To prevent getting scammed, video gaming companies recommend that players:
Use throwaway credit cards.Create a distinct password. Do not use the same one for everything.Don’ t share any personal details with anybody, consisting of friends.
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