A teenage boy from Indian Punjab spent Rs. 1.6 million on PUBG Mobile for in-app purchases. The 17-year-old was using his parents’ account to purchase in-game cosmetics, battle passes, ammunition, and other items.
In a bizarre incident, a teenage boy from Punjab spent a whopping Rs 16 lakh on popular battle royale game PUBG making in-app purchases. The 17-year-old spent money from his parents’ account to buy in-game cosmetic items, artillery, passes for tournaments, and virtual ammunition. According to the parents, the money was set aside as savings for the Kharar-based boy’s father’s medical expenses.
The parents were unaware of the situation as the boy told his parents that he was using the smartphone for studying online during the lockdown, according to a report by The Tribune. Making online transactions became easier for the boy as the bank details and card details were saved on the smartphone only. Most of the in-game transactions were made in a month’s period.
The boy’s parents revealed that they learned about the transactions upon receiving bank details. The boy would delete messages of transactions from their smartphones and often shuffled money between two accounts to avoid zeroing down the balance. The teenager also ended up emptying his mother’s provident fund and his own bank account.