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.

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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.

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

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.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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