According to Imperva “Attempting to verify will lead you to a survey site with a survey pool. These surveys are basically ads — some of them lead to legitimate businesses and others lead to scam sites — but none of them can be completed in any way, and your Fortnite user won’t get any richer.”
The ads have one thing in common though: they make the scammer a rich man, thanks to the desperate clicks on the ads. According to the security researchers they made over 93,000 dollars last month alone.
It does not sound too bad. You waste some time and clicks but nothing really horrible happens, right? While this is definitely true for this scam you never know what other kind of fake pages you might encounter: How about a website that promises you the same thing but wants to connect to your user account? A lot of people would probably just log in and basically hand over their credentials to the criminals.
There are a lot of other ways scammers could take advantage of the naïveté and greed of some players. In the end, it all leads to one thing: If you are promised something for free, that normally is worth money, it’s probably a trap. Don’t fall for it.