MASON, Ohio – A teenager from Ohio says he was targeted by a cheater while playing the popular video game Fortnite.
When it comes to Fortnite, there's a chance your teens will know more about the game than you. But though they may know the secrets of survival, it's easy for kids to hide in an intense fight.
That's what happened to 13-year-old Jake Bates.
Like all players, The Mason, Ohio, can talk with others from around the world.
Last weekend, another player built up Jake's confidence and convinced him to give his username and password so the player could give him more skins.
"And when he logged into his account, he took over everything," said Jake's mother Amy Bates. "The guy took over his account, but also took over his e-mail account and changed the passwords, changed the recovery passwords and the phone number."
Any personal information in Jake's emails that the hacker had now. And since the Amy-Bates credit card number was attached to the Fortnite game, the scammer also had access to it.
Not to mention that the rogue killed Jake's character, in which the teenager had invested hundreds of dollars since the beginning of the game last year
"I think he just feels hurt," Amy said Bates.
Now the Ohio mother wants to tell her story so cheaters will not play your child while they play the game.
"It says about the game, not to give your information and, I know, I'm like, it's a lesson learned," she said.
Bates has filed a complaint about the incident with Epic Games, the company that developed Fortynite
To prevent this, gaming websites recommend that players never disclose their personal information and use disposable credit cards that are not linked to a bank account.