The long-running, popular online video game site Bloxburgh exploited people by forcing them to pay the site to play its games, The Daily Beast reports.
The site has been shut down, but it is not clear whether the site has closed completely.
A statement posted to the site said it is now a privately run entity and that it is “looking into the incident.”
“As an online community we are always looking for ways to improve,” the statement reads.
“While we do not condone the actions of any of our users, we are confident in the work we have done to ensure the safety and security of our community.”
Bloxburg also used its game to lure customers with ads.
“Bloxburgh is one of the world’s most popular online gambling sites, which made millions of dollars each year by exploiting users for months to make money by exploiting them,” according to a blog post published by the company in October 2017.
“We’re committed to preventing this from happening again.
We’ve shut down our website.”
A spokesperson for the site told the Daily Beast that the site is “completely shutdown and is taking steps to implement an anti-malware program to secure all data and our systems, and we will continue to update our community with information about the investigation.”
The spokesperson said that Bloxburx will be “fully cooperating with the law enforcement investigation.”
The Daily Beast is seeking comment from Bloxbucks owner Eric Miller.
The Daily Dot has reached out to Bloxbros lawyer and a representative for Bloxberg for comment.