Scammers using a major event to separate fools from their money is nothing new so several took advantage of the first live concert ever streamed through the massively popular video game Fortnite to sell non-existent tickets to gullible game players.
In February Fortnite hosted DJ Marshmello who played a 10-minute set inside the game that was attended by 10 million viewers, reported ESET’s Luis Lubeck. The show was free to all Fortnite players.
However, that aspect did not stop scammers from taking to social media and to Fortnite in-game chat function to “sell” tickets to the concert. Scammers posted tickets for sale on Twitter and even those who bought the tickets retweeted that they were thrilled to have made their purchase.
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