Man lost Rs. 39 lakh as son played an online game; account belongs to Krafton
In a shocking development, a son playing a game on his father’s mobile phone lost a whopping amount of Rs. 39 lakh from his account, a News18 report revealed. The case is from the Tajnagri, Agra area. As soon as the father came to know about this, he complained about the same to the police. The Agra police have started the investigation by registering a case in this regard and Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) developer Krafton has been mentioned.
The father is a retired soldier from the Khandoli area of Agra and has lodged a police complaint in the cyber range a month ago. The report mentioned that he complained that Rs. 39 lakh has been withdrawn from his account through fraud. He is unaware of how such a huge amount came out from his bank. However, he contacted the bank regarding the case, which further revealed that the first amount went from Paytm to 'Koda payment' which later was transferred to a bank account in Singapore.
The account allegedly belongs to Krafton Company! This is the same South Korean company that runs several mobile games including BGMI, which became popular after a ban was slapped on PUBG: Mobile in India. A case has been registered in this matter. Though this is not the first time, such a gaming case has came into the limelight.
Earlier, many other cases have been reported where a huge amount was deducted from the bank account of a parent- after children played mobile games, more or less similar to the Agra case, where money has been deducted from the users’ bank account while the son was playing online games. The report mentions a case where 30 lakh rupees were deducted from the account of a trader of the Hariparwat area, whose son used to play games on his mobile.
Besides these money deduction cases from the accounts while playing games, several times online fraudsters ask for the money to increase the in-game level or requirements. And they end up losing money from their bank.