You can't be one of the greatest units on the planet and don't attract some bad people. Apparently, Fortnite has attracted some launderers. According to a new story in The Independent involves a new trend on Fortnite serving people who steal V-Bucks through funds stolen credit cards and sell them back to the public through the black market. By using stolen funds to buy the currency and sell it back, the crooks are essentially out of dirty money for pure money and profit.
According to the article, some of these criminals who talked to the paper anonymously make huge amounts of cash from the system, and without Epic Games, every single transaction checks to see who owns what they come from away with it on a daily basis. It's not really Epic's fault, nor is it new, as it has previously been done in other marketplaces. But because Fortnite is such a big deal these days, criminal basics have access to one of the greatest resources they have ever had, and do so across several countries that never think twice about controlling the source or even caring. We see how the company responds to the history and development of what is happening, but right now it seems that there are few immediate alternatives that are shy to shut down the system.
(January 19, 2019 16:29 )