"Fortnite" is very popular at this time. It's a free game, but it makes billions of dollars through in-game purchases. Players can exchange real cash for the virtual currency of the game called V-Bucks so they can buy improved masks and unlock certain rewards.
Due to the popularity of the game, however, some people devised ways to trick players into thinking they could get free V-Bucks when they visit certain websites. But Epic Games does not allow scammers to get away with it.
The videogame company issued a warning against shaded websites and YouTube videos that claim they have the secret to catch the free V-Bucks. "Say NO to scams! Beware of fraudulent sites offering free or discounted V-Bucks." The only official Fortnite websites are epicgames.com and fortnite.com, "Epic wrote on the official website from Twitter of Fortnite .
Epic then encouraged fans to visit their Account Security Bulletin on the website game . The newsletter contains explanations about what is happening in the game and the best ways for players to protect their epic accounts.
One of the entries in the bulletin refers to false offers of "Fortnite". "We've seen several instances of account theft and fraud related to websites that claim to provide you with free V-Bucks or the ability to share or buy accounts. Please never share the details of your epic account with anyone." Epic will never ask for your pbadword via email, social networks or a non-Epic website. Groups claiming to provide special agreements & # 39; Fortnite & # 39; this way are fraudulent. "
Another entry holds that it does not exist Such a thing as a free V-Buck. "We've seen the sites online, just like you, click here, enter your username, maybe answer one or more survey questions, and you'll get as many free V-Bucks as you want." Those sites are not real. "
" They want you to enter your account credentials on your page (which allows them to log in as you do and create fraudulent charges) or they encourage you to click on a chain of advertising references, getting click advertising money for the person running the site, under no circumstances can those sites actually grant V-Bucks, our legal team is constantly prowling around to hunt those sites. "
Since "Fortnite" became huge in the game scene, many questionable sites began to appear. Many content creators on YouTube have also created videos that entice players to visit the sites. A quick search for free V-Bucks on YouTube would show millions of results.
For players who may have been victims of these schemes, Eurogamer encourages them to visit Have I Been Pwned to check if their email address has been part of any data breach. If so, then it is better to change the pbadword related to the email address.