there have been multiple YouTube videos running as ads that pitch Fortnite free V-Bucks scam

January 12, 2019 Adah 0 Comments

Fortnite is both a perfect example and the most recent victim. Since Fortnite’s meteoric rise, there have been multiple YouTube videos running as ads that pitch Fortnite players easy ways to get free V-Bucks. (V-Bucks are Fortnite’s premium in-game currency, which lets them purchase limited-edition skins, gear and weapons.) Search “free V-Bucks” in YouTube’s search bar, and more than 4.3 million results will populate.

Of the first top 10 videos that populate, free v bucks no human verification ios eight are obvious scam videos running on seemingly hacked or stolen accounts. These accounts have a couple of videos promising free V-Bucks, followed by videos from five to 10 years ago. These accounts are often abandoned by the original creator. Some of these are livestreams with thousands of active viewers — and each one promises Fortnite players an easy way to gain free in-game currency.

The ads, like the one below, usually bring players to external pages, where they’re asked to provide their email addresses or download an app.

Many of these are phishing schemes, designed to get access to people’s information. These ads are a major problem — and one that won’t be going away anytime soon.

 

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