A Young Pubg gammer from Punjab lost nearly Rs 16 lakh from his parent’s bank accounts on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds shortly known as PUBG. The whopping sum of money was spent on buying in-app items, including artillery, passes for tournaments, and virtual ammunition over a month’s duration. The parents have claimed the huge amount was set aside as savings for the teenager’s father’s medical expenses.

This 17-year-old boy told his parents that he would use the mobile phone for studying online classes. Instead, he was playing PUBG Mobile excessively on the smartphone of his father, according to a report by The Tribune. When making online transactions, bank account details, and card details are mostly saved on the smartphone for later use by parents. The boy knew that his father’s bank account is linked to the smartphone, which he used excessively over a month’s period without using the physical card to buy various PUBG Mobile items.

According to the boy’s father, he would make transactions on PUBG Mobile and delete the messages from the bank, because of which the debits remained unknown to them. Parents came to know about the transactions only after they reviewed the bank statements. Teenager’s father told The Tribune he has an ailment and that the huge sum of money was saved for his treatment. Over and above the money his father saved for medical expenses, the teenager also emptied his mother’s provident fund and his own account.

father has made the boy work at a scooter repair shop. “I just can’t let him sit idle at home and cannot give him a mobile phone even for studying. He is working at a scooter repair shop so that he realizes how hard it is to earn money. I am hopeless now as the money was saved for my son’s future.”

The main source of this revenue is mostly the purchases made on the app for Unknown Cash (UC) that is used to buy items such as artillery, fresh ammunition, and passes to tournaments.

Suresh Kumar

As Senior Medical Advisor in Access healthcare, Suresh straddles the neighbourly but often fender-bending worlds of reporting and editing. He will narrate any story as long as it is packed with irony and...

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