17-year old empties parents’ bank accounts, spends millions in PUBG mobile for in-app purchases
He had completely emptied his mother's provident fund.
A teenager from Punjab spent Rs. 1.6 million in Player Unknowns Battleground (PUBG) for in-app purchases.
The 17-year old boy was making these purchases using his parents’ account. He bought battle passes, character skins/outfits, and other things.
The parents were clueless as to what their son was doing, as they thought he was using the smartphone for online lectures during the lockdown. This money had been set aside for the father’s medical expenses.
The boy spent almost all of the money within a month, and he did so easily because the account details and everything were saved on the mobile. The boy kept deleting the transaction confirmation messages and would change between two different bank accounts.
The parents found out that the boy had spent their money after they got bank statements for each of their accounts. He had completely emptied his mother’s provident fund.
The father said that after receiving the bank statements, he noticed that his son shuffled amounts from one bank to another to avoid ‘nil balance’.
”He was using his mother’s mobile-phone for quite some time and she was not vigilant enough to notice this”, the father said.
To teach his son a lesson, the father has made the boy work at a scooter repair shop so he will now earn his own money.
He hopes his son realizes how hard it is to earn and save money.
”I am hopeless now since the money was saved for my son’s future”, he said.
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