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center_img The 13-year-old said he was in contact with a stranger and fellow gamer while playing the popular combat game that forces characters to fight one another to survive in shrinking spaces. Bates said she has not heard back from Epic Games. The company did not respond to ABC News’ request for comment. The scammer apparently went so far as to kill off Jake’s character from the game. Jake said one of the other gamers promised him a way to get him more skins. Jack’s mother, Amy Bates, said her credit card was linked to Jake’s gaming account. National NewsNewsWatch Mom warns of Fortnite fraud after teen son’s account was taken over By Daniella HankeyJul 21, 2018, 09:04 am 344 0 Twitter Pinterest Google+ Fortnite is a wildly popular multiplayer survival game where players join teams and battle up to 100 others to be the last person standing. Since its release last year, the game now has more than 45 million players, and according to research from SuperData, a provider of data and market intelligence on digital games, collected $318 million in May. Next PostA 3-year-old saved her dad’s life by Facetiming her mom Tumblrlast_img

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