Move Over Bitcoin, Criminals Using V-Bucks in Fortnite to Launder Money24

Enough already of the tired old rhetoric that Bitcoin is the first choice of criminals for money laundering. Criminals will use any means available, including Fortnite’s V-Bucks, according to a new investigation by The Independent.

The Fortnite Battle Royale game has become an online phenomenon, largely because it is multi-platform and free-to-play. But in-game items, such as skins, must be paid for using the in-game currency V-Bucks. With 1000 V-Bucks costing around $10, there is a ready market for discounted coins, and this is where the criminals step in.

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