Punjab teen reportedly spent Rs 2 Lakhs on PUBG Mobile in-app purchases

The teenager made 30 payments in the past two months to purchase UC in PUBG Mobile.

Highlights
  • The 15-year old teenager is said to have spent his grandfather’s pension amount to make purchases
  • The boy was trained to make payments through his grandfather’s bank account by a school senior
  • The teenager used Paytm, that was created on his grandfather’s name and documents, to buy UC credits.

PUBG Mobile addiction is going places off late. Recently we’ve seen a teen in Punjab spending a mammoth 16 lakh rupees to purchase virtual ammunition, passes and artillery. Now, in a similar incident, a Mohali based teenager has reportedly spent Rs 2 lakh on the PUBG Mobile game. The 15-year old boy is said to have spent his grandfather’s pension amount to make purchases. According to a report in local daily Tribune India, an uncle of the teenager says that the boy was trained by a school senior to make payments through his grandfather’s bank account. The teenager claims that a share of the money was given to the senior for purchasing UC.

Furthermore, to purchase UC, the Mohali based teenager made 30 payments in the past two months, the total of which comes to Rs 55,000. The teenager used Paytm, that was created on his grandfather’s name and documents, to buy UC credits. The family found out about the payments during a routine check on the grandfather’s bank account statement that was opened for pension deposits. The teenager had revealed that he spent over Rs 2 lakh rupees on PUBG Mobile upon questioning. A formal complaint has been made against the senior at school who was allegedly responsible.

Teenager’s uncle said that he even bought a SIM card just to play the game. “Earlier, when we used to find some cash missing from our wallets, we did not pay much heed to the boy,” the uncle told the publication. PUBG Mobile has reportedly witnessed a massive global revenue gain in the first half of this year, thereby bringing lifetime collection to $3 billion (around Rs 22, 460 crores).