Fortnite Money Laundering Incidents Stolen Credit Cards Turned into Cash

The most popular free to play game Fortnite is now becoming the perfect “place” for criminals to launder money through payment transactions.

As reported by Variety, the criminals are stealing credit cards and turning them into cash. Sounds a bit complicated, right? Here is how they do it.

The criminals create a free Fortnite account and use the stolen cards to purchase “V-Bucks,” skins and other items. Basically, they pump up the account and when they are all set, they sell these accounts on e-Bay, G2G and on the Dark Net for less than the actual value. Then, they require bank transfers through PayPal and once the money are sent, the buyer gets the account with all details such as email and password.

If one account would have cost you $100 with all these features, you can get it for $30-$40 on these sites.

Buying and selling accounts on “Fortnite” is against the rules, and Epic Games will need a lot of time to figure it out which accounts are being sold or purchased, before taking any actions.

Dejan Kacurov

Hi, gamers! You can call me Mr. DComplex. I'm a gamer, a hardcore gamer. My favorite genres are Action RPG and MMORPG. At the moment I'm using my PC as my only gaming platform, but soon I might get a new PS4 from Angel. Update - Angel did get me a PS4, oh wait, it's the PS4 PRO 1TB!!! Much love bro!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button