Dubai Police rescue children from extortion attempt on Fortnite


An online predator, who targeted children through the chat room of the popular video game, Fortnite has been arrested in Dubai.

The 25-year-old university student lured the kids with money to access higher points, in return for their private photos.

He was nabbed following a report filed by a parent through the eCrime platform of Dubai Police.

As many as 10 children, aged 9 to 10, were saved from the extortion attempt.

The culprits in such cases could face up to five years in jail in addition to a fine of up to AED 1 million.

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