A 17-year-old is reported to have spent US$ 21,500 on account upgradation and various in-app purchases on Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).
According to details, a 17-year old teenager from Punjab, India, reportedly spent US$ 21,500 or INR 1.6 million on in-game cosmetic items, artillery, tournament passes, and virtual ammunition in PUBG.
As per the boy’s parents, their son used to borrow his parents’ cell phone and used to make secret online purchases for PUBG. The boy used to delete digital receipts, test messages and shuffled money between various accounts to hide his online transactions.
The money he spent was for his father’s medical bills who is a government servant, said the family.
However, the 17-year old got caught after the bank contacted his parents as he had mother’s provident fund and his own bank account.
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“After we received details from the bank, I found that on several occasions, he shuffled amount from one bank to another to avoid nil balance,” said the boy’s father.
Meanwhile, the 17-year old teenager, as retribution, has been forced by his father to work as a motorcycle repair workshop.
“He is working at a scooter repair shop so that he realizes how hard it is to earn money,” remarked his father.