A deep network of “petty” hackers is haunting Roblox players
This Roblox criminal network generates from $2000 to over $5000 per week!
Roblox is a paradise for many children and an incredible solution to introduce video game development to the little ones at home. But all good things have some very shady things. And giving creativity and simple tools to young children is like giving a steak to a dog.
This is what has happened to Roblox. A network of fraudsters and criminals pursues Roblox players directly and indirectly. The most impressive thing about it? Many of these hackers are no older than 15 years old! This and much more is what we can see in one of the latest surveys done by the IGN team.
Roblox: a tool to create your own games that can be very dangerous
Roblox has been the flagship video game development tool designed for children. In addition to having a marketplace with rewards for those who develop games on the platform, it is a universe that daily attracts children from 8 to 10 years old and up to 18 years old. To this day, it has been heralded as a total success… but not everything is as it seems.
As with the entire internet, scammers are the order of the day. And Roblox, unfortunately, has not escaped this. Although there are many types of fraud that are already known, every day there are new ways to deceive people. The problem with this? Many of these deceived victims are children who are tempted to believe the scammers.
Although the team behind Roblox have been working to eliminate these problems, day after day more and more cases of fraud are coming to light. But many of them remain unconfirmed rumours. One of them was a network of criminals who took different methods to deceive children to get large monetary income. The actions ranged from traditional fraud models to hacking into the company’s systems to gain direct access to player accounts.
Although this rumor had not generated much noise, some of this information has been uncovered. In a recent investigative article, IGN talked about the network of cybercriminals that roam the Roblox lobbies. A network of criminals many of whose members don’t even reach legal age, but they get rich doing it.
“Bend Your Rays”
The author of the article and the research came across this problem by chance thanks to Discord. In a Roblox Discord server panel dedicated to illegal content, he came across various scammers and hackers bragging about their misdeeds. One of them even boasted a screenshot of an account he had hacked that contained 467,985 Robux. This equates to approximately $5,850.
Although it seems to be a matter of little truth, there is a forum that confirms (partially) this information. “Flex Your Beams” is one of the most famous forums in the underworld of Roblox fraud. You may not associate the term Beam, but it is a term used in Roblox to talk about fraud. Even more striking about all this are the catches in the forum of hackers doing misdeeds and leaving the mark “Get Beamed.”
The author behind this research managed to get into this underworld behind the scams in Roblox. Even more striking was the conversation he had with a con artist who is said to be 13 years old. “I spend the money on my friends and stuff. I buy something from Amazon for my room, things like that, says the scammer. “My parents don’t know. They ask where I get the money for everything. I just make excuses and they believe me.”
Roblox security is hanging in the balance
After reading all the information collected by IGN, this network of scammers and hackers has entered Roblox is only the tip of the iceberg. In the beginning, for the development team behind Roblox, the possibility of fraud was not present. Therefore, the level of security behind the development tools, or the security of the servers, was very low.
If you ask many people today about Roblox as the most solid metaverse, many will tell you it’s the future. Nevertheless, until working directly, Roblox will continue to have these major security flaws—failures that will give rise to these fraud networks that, regardless of age, wreak havoc.
This causes great concern since a large proportion of the players are under 15 years of age. So much of this community is much more likely to continue to fall victim to these types of issues that plague a large number of users.
Let’s hope that the security within Roblox the universe will be tightened. This snowball of uncertainty and fraud continues to grow. Unless something is done to stop the problem in its tracks, this snowball will get bigger and bigger.
What do you think? Have you come across Roblox scams? Let us know!