Pokémon Go to work for me? Gamers being paid to play for others

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HOUSTON - The craze of Pokémon Go is not only getting gamers outdoors, but putting money in some people's pockets.  Some are even turning it into a career.  Players who may not have enough time to play, are paying people to play for them. Say what!

As crazy as it sounds, gamers are being paid as much as $20 an hour.  The game has already passed 50 million downloads in 19 days, and catching them all is quickly becoming a side business for some.

Players are also scoring big on eBay by selling their high-level accounts for hundreds or thousands of dollars.  Makes you think about the security risks of giving your password to a stranger for the sake of fun.

We've heard of pay to play, but paying not to play?  Sounds like a lot to lose for a game that doesn't amount to any real prize.