the son took advantage of the account by transferring money
An Indian son used Rs. 16 Lakhs (£17,100) of his father’s money on PUBG.
The incident happened in Mohali, Punjab, and it was revealed that another similar case had happened.
Many parents give their children mobile phones for emergencies and for their studies, however, many of them are using their devices to play mobile games.
One popular game is PUBG, which requires microtransactions for optional in-game extras.
As a result, some children are taking money from their parent’s bank accounts in order to buy such extras.
In one incident, a 17-year-old boy spent Rs. 16 Lakhs of his father’s money on PUBG. According to the father, he had been in Chandigarh during the lockdown while his son and wife were in Mohali.
His wife had access to his bank account to use for essentials, however, the son took advantage of the account by transferring money so that he could buy in-game accessories and weapons.
The matter came to light when the father went to the bank. Staff members told him that Rs. 16 Lakh had been taken through multiple transactions. As a result, Rs. 11,000 (£120) remained.
The father knew that his son was responsible and decided to teach him a lesson.
In order to teach him about the importance of money, he got his son a job at a scooter repair shop so that he would stay busy. He said that he can earn money to spend on whatever he wants.
The second case involved an Indian son who spent Rs. 3 Lakh (£3,200) of his father’s money on the mobile game.
The father explained that his son, a Class 10 student, was always on his phone ever since online studies commenced.
When he went to the bank, he was told that the money had been transferred to another account in small transactions.
His son had made a bank account and used it to purchase in-game extras like clothes and weapons. After making the microtransactions, the son would delete the bank account details so that no one would know.
It was revealed that he had been doing it for a month.
The father said that he has been sending his son for counselling in order to manage his PUBG addiction.
Both Indian son’s had told their fathers that a PUBG competition had been created during the lockdown. They said that they kept withdrawing money so that they could gain an advantage over the other competitors.
The competition organisers had reportedly provided them with all the details. This included how to transfer money.
After both matters came to light, the two boys had their phones confiscated.