A YouTube scam features a video showing you how to get Fortnite on Android.

January 16, 2019 Adah 0 Comments

The game is only available on Android phones via the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9, as part of an exclusive partnership between Samsung and Fortnite developer, Epic Games.

Other Android phone makers are expected to get their own version of Fortnite in the coming weeks.

But fraudsters are hoping that a lack of patience will tempt some gamers to fall for their scams.

A host of different Fortnite scams have surfaced across social media.

 

A YouTube scam features a video showing you how to get Fortnite on Android.

The video clip shows a person demonstrating the process on their phone, but the method is completely phony.

The user will ultimately download a rogue app, prompting them to pay a sign-up fee, despite the fact that Fortnite is available for download free of charge.

Once paid in full, the user is linked through to the actual Fortnite download link — and the hacker has pocketed your cash.

The scams are exploiting the fact that the genuine Fortnite download isn’t available through the official Google Play app store.

Epic Games’ billionaire boss Tim Sweeney decided against using the official app store, allegedly blaming the 30 per cent cut Google takes from sales.

Instead, customers are forced to download the game from Fortnite’s website, paving the way for the scams to surface.

Another scam lures gamers into a YouTube video for the Fortnite Android download, but instead, scammers offer up a how-to guide and web links for free V-Bucks — a virtual currency in Fortnite.

Normally, you would have to pay cash for V-Bucks, but the phony website promises V Buck generator in exchange for tasks.

These tasks are supposedly part of a “verification” process, but involve downloading games, taking surveys or watching ads.

All of these earn money for the scammer — and leave you with empty pockets and wasted time.

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