Roblox Has A Deep-Seated Criminal Underworld Kept Alive By Teens Scamming Thousands Of Dollars Off Kids

"My parents don't know. They ask where I get the money for everything. I just make excuses and they believe me."

Anthony Jones
By Anthony Jones, News Editor
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Roblox Underground Criminal Network

As one of the primary destinations for kids to enjoy games of all shapes and sizes in a sandbox/metaverse format, Roblox, has boomed for today's younger generation, like how Club Penguin was a staple for others years ago.

While it is the frontier for kids to socialize online with others and understand the workings of the internet, Roblox also has a very deep-seated issue: Teens of the game are scamming thousands of dollars off kids who are too trusting for their own good.

In a detailed report from IGN, Roblox's criminal underworld of slightly older kids swindling more gullible ones got exposed. These kids mingle with each other across a Discord network of resources to scam others and even have a channel dedicated to showing off their best scores called "Flex Your Beams," revealing an ocean of screenshots documenting prices as high as 25k getting "beamed" off kids.

One of the young scammers - a 13-year-old - spoke with IGN about how they made a "pin cracker" that "auto-unverifies" a user's email. It forces the user off of their account so they can step in and pinch off whatever they want.

"My parents don't know," the young hacker said. "They ask where I get the money for everything. I just make excuses and they believe me." The kid managed to buy a gaming PC with a GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card for €2,600 thanks to his scams.

The unfortunate downside to this adolescent scam ring is that kids like seven-year-old Jaxon, the son of actress Claire Sweeny, are getting preyed on while playing Roblox. Sweeny tweeted that she saw "someone was asking [Jaxon] to go to my purse, take out my credit card and read the numbers!!" She continues: "They said they knew everything about him, his age, name, etc.."

It's an unnerving situation that not adults, but actual kids, are profiting off the demise of others in a game world designed to pull them away from real-world issues. Whether Roblox Corporation can reign in its deep-seated young criminal underworld is anyone's guess, but it's clear that Roblox isn't entirely a safe space for kids... still.

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Anthony Jones
Anthony Jones, News Editor
Anthony Jones is a gaming journalist and late 90s kid in love with retro games and the evolution of modern gaming. He started at Mega Visions as a news reporter covering the latest announcements, rumors, and fan-made projects. FFXIV has his heart in the MMORPGs scene, but he's always excited to analyze and lose hours to ambitious and ambiguous MMOs that gamers follow.

Discussion (3)

dakone12 1 month ago
don't this sound more like something discord should be alerted about since its actually happening on their platform no ?

dysnomia 1 month ago
So conclusion is bring in more control over what stupid people/kids will spend money on? Sure, keep that Orwellian chains tighter.

Flintstone 1 month ago
This is quiet deep so I had to pop in.
I been very concerned about this game, it is easy and fun for very young children to play, I see and have to watch them, I do not allow chat. but they work around it, they use banners to type they know so many tricks when I leave the room.
The game has made the kids so crazy that kids as young as 6 know all the tricks as they get it all from there constant Youtube bashing that they do.
The behavior above in the article is wrong and needs to be sorted by ROBLOX, but, we do know its happening and its happening in the lower ages too as the kids are smarter
RobloX is Legally Obligated to look after the Children as they promote this game as a children game.
ITS happened because of the ROBUX money system. its RIFE!! and corrupt. taking loads of money of kids!
that's the problem the game is MONEY moNEy burn A hole IN mY tummy.
I like the game but its not really good for kids as kids today know far more than we know.
They are being FED by YOUTUBERS. our NOW/future kids education.

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