Now another Punjab teen spends ₹2 lakh on PUBG Mobile
A teenager from Mohali spent ₹2 lakhs from his grandfather's pension account linked to a Paytm account for making in-app purchases in the game.
The popularity of the mobile gaming app PUBG Mobile is rising steadily. This can be ascertained by the fact that the game's lifetime revenue has doubled to more than $3 billion in less than a year. Now, a report says that a teenager from Punjab spent nearly ₹2 lakh in in-app purchases in the game.
As per a report by Tribune India, a 15-year old teenager from Mohali, Punjab spent ₹2 lakh from his grandfather's for making in-app purchases while playing PUBG Mobile. The boy reportedly started playing PUBG Mobile in January this year. He made a Paytm account in his grandfather's name and then linked it to his pension account using his documents. He then used this Paytm account to buy UC (unknown credit) to buy various in-game items. In the past two months, he made a total of 30 payments which amounts to ₹55,000.
The family found out about the matter when it ran a routine check of the grandfather's pension account. After questioning the boy, he revealed that he has spent ₹1 lakhs for making in-app purchases within PUBG Mobile.
“We came to know that he had also purchased a special SIM card for the game. Earlier, when we used to find some cash missing from our wallets, we did not pay much heed to the boy,” the boy's uncle told the uncle.
As per the boy's uncle, the boy's senior from Zirakpur taught him to make payments from his grandfather's account and attain expertise in the game. The family has now sent a complaint to Mohali SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal via an email about the transaction of ₹55,000 and that their child was lured into the misbehaviour by his senior.
It is worth mentioning that this is the second case wherein a teenager has defrauded his family for making in-app purchases in PUBG Mobile. Last week a report said that a Kharar based teenager spent a whopping ₹16 lakhs from his parents accounts for making in-app purchases in the game.
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