An anonymous reader writes: I am a parent of a 14 year old boy who has discovered XBox online gaming. He has established a "friendship" with another player in another state who supposedly has been sponsored (paid to play) online games. The "friend" has convinced my son to do the same and recently called our home saying he had arranged for them to be sponsored by Best Buy and will need information from my son. I am very leary about my son sharing personal information to a stranger and being taken by a scam artist. My biggest fear, however, is he's being preyed upon by an adult.
Does sponsorship really happen where retail stores pay individual players to play Xbox games online? If so, how does it work? If not, who do I report this individual to for criminal investigation?
Thank you for your expertise,