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When a game gets big and popular, that success catches the eye of people who want to do bad things. This is no different for Epic's popular shooter Fortnite. In recent weeks, many Fortnite players have posted on places like Reddit and the Epic Games forums to complain about their accounts getting compromised. The posts detail different kinds of fraud, where charges for things like V-Bucks (Fortnite's in-game currency) and the paid base game Save the World were showing up despite players not having purchased those things.

In one instance, as reported by Kotaku, someone noticed charges of $150 and $100 on their account. This person says they do not know how this happened. This person's credit card data was stored on his Epic Games profile, though it is not clear if the breach took place there. Whatever the case, Epic refunded this person's money.

In a statement, Epic said it is aware of Fortnite accounts getting hacked using "well-known hacking techniques." Epic is working with affected players and will presumably offer refunds to players who can show their accounts were compromised. If you think you've been hacked, Epic says you should [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] .

Additionally, it's a good idea to have two-factor authentication enabled on your account-- [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] . Epic's general Account Security page covers more of what you can do to keep your account safe such as never sharing passwords, use anti-virus software, and keep your PC up to date.

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People don't want to level up by themselves and it's sad.

Glad they are doing refunds.
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I wonder upon being refunded... if you keep the VBucks
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Reversing wroteI wonder upon being refunded... if you keep the VBucks

Someone posted here a few days ago. You buy a load of vbucks and tell supoport it wasn't you. They refund you and you keep thr bucks. This is clearly what's happening here. lool. The user had thier posts taken down minutes after posting for encouraging fraud.
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