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Erika warns scammers are trying to lure children via Fortnite
"Erika, warns fraudsters are trying to lure children via Fortnite"

"Erika Johansson's 13-year-old son was close to be fooled by a scammer who promised a special account in the game Fortnite – if he sent his mom's credit card information. "

"– It is so low, focusing on the victims they think are the easiest to deceive, " says Jan Olsson, detective superintendent at national it-cybercrime centre. "

"Fortnite is a game that is completely free to play, but if you want to have special features, you pay for them. This tried to an unknown person, to get Erika Johansson's son to do. "

"It started with a stranger responded to her 13-year-old son via Instagram and asked if he wanted to take over an account with a lot of ”V-bucks” and ”skins”, which are money and properties. "

" He was dying for on this account. It attracts the children to get accounts with so much gratisgrejer, " says Erika. "

"The only son needed to do to get access to Fortnite-the account was to send over photos of his mother's bankkorts the front and back. It was then that he sensed something and gets restless – and turned the conversation to Erika. "

"– Where I think he was startled and realized that it was not okay, " she says. "

"Encourages parents to talk with their children"

"Erika, the event and shared it on social media to make other parents aware of these efforts. "

"– There are people who are happy to be fooled in various ways over the internet, I know that. But trying to trick the children so, here, I didn't know that, " she says. "

"She's now hope that parents who know that their children are playing Fortnite going to talk with them. "

"– All the children does not tell everything to their parents and many may not be aware of what can happen online if you don't talk with their children about this kind of thing, "she says, and continues:"

" I am extremely proud and grateful that my son told me about this. "

"the Police: It is so low -"

"Jan Olsson, detective superintendent at national it-cybercrime centre, says that this type of fraud against children is not something police see often. "

" Usually you don't see children as persons who have a fortune as you can get. In this case, we see that using children to get over their parents 'money," says Olsson. "

"Olsson does not believe that this bedrägeritypen will become a widespread problem, then it takes time and effort to try and get hold of the data in this way. He urges, however, like Erika, parents to talk with their children about their internet habits. "

"– It is so low, focusing on the victims they think are the easiest to fool. As a parent you must be involved in what your children do online, it is the absolute most important thing here, " he says."

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