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Thieves use Pokemon GO to rob people, setting up Pokestop traps

Pokemon GO is being used as a tool by thieves, robbing Pokemon GO gamers by luring them into the wild
By Anthony Garreffa from Jul 11, 2016 @ 2:42 CDT

Nintendo has seen a huge 23% rise in stock thanks to the massive success of Pokemon GO, while actual Pokemon GO players are getting robbed by thieves.

 

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Police in O'Fallon, Missouri have said that thieves have been using Pokemon GO to lure victims, as the game is a mobile augmented reality title that sees gamers exploring the real-world around them in search for Pokemon. The thieves have probably created a Pokestop, which is a location where you collect items in Pokemon GO, waited for the gamers to show up, and rob them.

 

This isn't the first Pokemon GO related incident to happen, either - with someone finding a dead body after walking past a river to find Pokemon. Nintendo has updated Pokemon GO with warnings to be mindful of the environment around you - but geez, this is kind of crazy, isn't it? Small businesses need to jump onto Pokemon GO, as soon as possible.

NEWS SOURCES:Engadget.com


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