Fortnite free V-Bucks scam
All games with a substantial player base are subject to scams and exploits and it just so happens that Fortnite is the most recent one to be hit. Here, we will go over what this new scam is and how you can protect yourself.
How the scam works
The scam works by tricking users by promising them free V-Bucks. Here is how the scam typically plays out.
- The victim will receive a link promising them free V-Bucks, usually from a friend via WhatsApp of Facebook. These sites are designed to look like they are from Fortnite or a trusted website.
- The victim will be asked by the site to enter their Epic Games username.
- The site will then ask for a phone number to verify that it is you, this is where they are able to take your money. The scammers will link your number to an expensive phone subscription, allowing them to drain your account.
How can I protect myself
Now you know how the scam works, you may be interested in knowing how you can stop it from happening to you. Here are a few tips you can use to keep yourself away from these scams.
- Make sure that any website that is offering free V-Bucks is official. Epic Games will never ask you to complete a survey.
- Steer clear from links that are not secure. The official Fortnite website will ALLWAYS have “https” or “Secure” with a padlock before the website URL, if this is not shown, then scammers may be trying to steal your info.
- Never give out your phone number. This is the way that scammers are able to take advantage of you and your money. They will hook you into an expensive phone subscription that will be charged on your phone bill.
- Use common sense. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Please note: ACS will never ask for your phone number, password or ask you to complete a survey. Make sure to keep your account safe and GL HF!