Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating a case of extortion and blackmail after someone hacked into a 12-year-old boy’s PlayStation account, stealing his password and locking him out.
Jman said that he was playing his PS4 a few days ago when he suddenly got kicked out of his online account.
The young man’s mother asked FOX 46 not to use his full name, but rather use his nickname ‘Jman.’
He went on to say that the alleged hacker then started making demands through Instagram that have gone on for days. Jman said, “He changed the password and the email so that I wouldn’t receive anything about him changing it.”
Jman said, “He said ‘I want a $50 PS4 gift card or I’m going to use a lot of money on your account and I’m going to sell it to somebody.” Jman isn’t sure if the hacker will really do that, but the threats have been escalating.
Right away, the alleged hacker started messaging Jman on Instagram through a profile with no photo and no posts, just the name ‘Kevin’ in the bio section.
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