As the premier gaming platform for over 200 million players around the globe, we come across quite a lot of scams that trick innocent gamers out of their hard-earned money. Here are 4 Fortnite scams Rahgib Khan’s team at Phonato Studios wants you to know, along with tips on avoiding them and saving yourself from falling victim to such fraudulent schemes.
Free V-bucks scam
V-Bucks is the in-game currency of the Fortnite Battle Royale game by Epic Games. Fortnite is a free game, and unlike other games, the developers let you play it without spending any money. V-Bucks are the only virtual currency that can be bought directly with your real-life money.
Nowadays, free V-bucks are a popular topic, particularly among the significant battle royale games. Fortnite is the most popular one, and if you search the keyword on Google, you’ll quickly find out that there are at least hundreds of pages offering you to get some free v bucks. However, nothing is FREE these days, and nearly every offer is a scam. Raghib Khan’s team suggests players not to engage with these pages.
Fortnite Account Generator scam
Fortnite account generator is not a website of any game developer, and it is a website where you can get free accounts, but they are already owned by other players that are willing to share them with you.
How are people scamming people with Fortnite Account Generator, and how to avoid them?
Many scammers claim that they offer free V-Bucks or an online Fortnite account generator, but in reality, these are all scams. How to spot a scam?
• They will ask you to do something like fill out a survey or give your Fortnite account credentials to “verify” yourself.
• You will not find any legit Fortnite account generator that asks you for your password and username.
• Some websites may claim you can win free Vbucks by filling out surveys, downloading apps, etc., but this is impossible.
• Some scammers offer free Fortnite accounts on platforms like Youtube and Instagram. These accounts are often already taken, and the only intention of the scammer is to make you pay money for them, so be careful!
Skins are one of the most popular aspects of Fortnite, and there are millions of players out there that want to buy skins on the cheap. However, this is a scam you should be aware of. If you’re looking for some cheap skins, and you buy them from someone on eBay or Craigslist, there’s a good chance you’re going to get scammed.
“The best way to avoid being scammed is to watch out for cheap offers. Don’t give your login information to just anyone who claims they can get you a skin. Also, watch out for people telling you they’ll gift the skin to another account.
If you want to try your luck at getting some skins on the cheap, then it’s always better to use a site like Fortnite Skins or Fortnite Skins Trading instead of going straight to eBay or Craigslist.”
Fake app scam
Many people are scamming people by putting fake apps on the app store for Fortnite. They make a simulated game and get it verified by Apple as an actual game. Then, when you install the app, you think that it is the game because it is made to look like the real thing. But with, this app asks for your Apple ID login details, which is not required for any app to run. Once you give them your login details, they can take all of your information and steal your money by purchasing things from Apple Store using your Apple ID.
To avoid these scams, do not download any apps that claim to give you free V-Bucks in Fortnite or free anything in any game. Also, if it asks for your Apple ID login details to run the app, delete it right away and report it as a problem to Apple.
Account theft scam
There are numerous scams in Fortnite that you should be aware of, some old and some new. The most common scam is account theft. It happens when criminals take over your account and sell it to other players for profit. Many accounts have been stolen in this way, and Epic Games is trying to combat theft as best as it can. The company says that if your account is stolen, there’s nothing it can do to get it back for you.
- Raghib Khan‘s team tells us how this scam works – Criminals use phishing websites or email scams to find your password and security question answers. Then they use that information to log in to your account, change the password and email address associated with the account and sell access via various websites or on social media platforms like Discord or Twitter.”
Fortnite scams are everywhere. If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you know that Epic Games’ Fortnite has a severe problem with scammers, and such scams hurt the players (and their parents) who fall for them and the game’s reputation.
It’s not just credit card fraud and phishing accounts that bad actors are taking advantage of in Fortnite, and they’re also exploiting the game for scams and schemes unrelated to the battle royale game itself. Here’s how:
Accounts are sold for cash to other players, who then use them to play Fortnite. This is one of the biggest scams going on right now, and it’s not just limited to Fortnite. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is also ripe for this scamming activity, as are other popular online multiplayer games like Overwatch and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Epic Games has said that it bans thousands of accounts every day that has been purchased from third-party sellers, but it hasn’t been enough to stop this scam from spreading widely across the game’s player base.
Phonato Studios, headed by Raghib Khan, does extensive research on the latest scams and online fraud attempts, primarily related to games like Fortnite. This blog post reports on the latest Fortnite scams that you should watch out for. Make sure to follow Phonato Studios on social media to stay up to date on the latest security threats, and be sure never to give away your personal information to anyone online.