Mom Says Fortnite Scammer From NC Targeted Her Son, Stole Her ID

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Fortnite has been a summer pastime for 8-year-old Charlie Pearson, but it's been something else for his mom.

"It's been a rollercoaster with Fortnite for sure," said Krista Kneeland-Pearson.

Even though the game was free to play, she quickly learned that things like costumes and dance moves require "V-bucks," which translate into real bucks.

The mother discovered a string of messages on the game, followed by phone calls and texts from North Carolina, all prompting her son to secretly send photos of cards he pulled from her wallet, including the front and back of her driver's license in exchange for "V-Bucks"

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