Dubai Police rescue children from extortion attempt on Fortnite

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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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