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Many Nintendo Switch User Accounts have been compromised

If you have your Credit Card or PayPal account linked to your Nintendo online account, you may want to either remove it right now or add 2FA (Two-Factor Authentication) as many users have posted that their accounts have been compromised in the last few weeks.

Many users have reported that after someone has logged into their account they proceed to purchase anywhere from a few dollars to a few thousand dollars worth of V-Bucks. V-Bucks is the currency used for Fortnite and no the V-Bucks don’t end up on your account but instead is sent to whoever has gotten entry into your account.

This happened to Youtuber MadlittlePixel, two weeks ago and Nintendo has yet to comment on the issue. In his video which you can watch below he mentions that if this happens to you, contact Nintendo right away because if you file a dispute with PayPal (possibly even your Credit Card company), Nintendo will delete your account as it “as it goes against their terms of service.

As a precaution may want to change your password and turn on 2FA (Two-Factor Authentication) on not only your Nintendo Online account but anything else you may use like PSN or even PayPal. All you need to do is download the Google Authenticator app which is available for iOS and Android devices and follow the quick and easy steps to add an extra layer of protection to your account.

It might be an extra step you may find inconvenient but it will add a peace of mind especially right now when the last thing you need to deal with is money missing from your accounts.