State police issue bulletin on Pokemon Go App
FOX43 News received a bulletin from the Pennsylvania State Police on the Pokémon Go craze that has legions of players hiking around cities and battling with “pocket monsters” on their smartphones.
Specifically warning gamers about the fact that players can set a “lure module,” intended to attract more Pokémon to a specific location for a short period of time.
When a lure module is active, other Pokémon Go players can be drawn to the physical location to capture additional Pokémon characters.
On July 9th , four male suspects in St. Louis, Missouri activated a lure module within the game and drew players to a secluded parking lot, where they allegedly robbed eleven players at gunpoint.
Using the geo-location feature, criminals are able to use the luring mechanisms of the app to seclude unknowing victims and anticipate the arrival of gamers