PUBG Mobile has garnered tremendous popularity for both good and bad reasons. There are PUBG fans who are completely hooked to the game and there are those who are addicted to the extent that their personal lives are effected.
And it seems like negative news about PUBG Mobile in India is not going to stop. Last week, the wildly-popular online multiplayer battle-royale was banned in Rajkot, prior to which it saw a ban in Gujarat’s primary schools. And now a new report has been surfaced which suggests that a 15-year old boy from Jalandhar, Punjab stole Rs 50,000 from his father’s account to buy PUBG skins and other gaming accessories.
According to the report, the teenager stole the money to buy a gaming pad for his smartphone and skins on PUBG Mobile. The father of the boy works as a bike mechanic and he did not realize the missing money from his account as there was no OTP messages or not transaction messages received by him. When he found out the missing money, he filed a police complaint.
The police further investigated the matter, the transaction details came into light when the cyber cell launched an investigation into the matter. It was then found out that the money was transferred to a Paytm account from his bank account and the transferred money was used to buy the PUBG skins and other gaming items.
Later, the police found out that the man’s 15-year old son had taken the money making him the culprit. The boy had transferred the money to his friend’s Paytm account during the night. The boy even went on to delete the OTP message from his father’s phone to remove the suspicion. When it was found out that the boy was the culprit, his father dropped the charges.
It should be noted that, PUBG skins are the clothing and extra equipment’s you can get by paying some amount of money to the game through Google Play Store or App Store. The skins don’t do anything other than change the appearance of the virtual character in the PUBG Mobile game.
With the growth of our reliance on digital devices and internet for basic necessities, it has become extremely important to stay on the safer side of the internet. You can protect your banking, Paytm and other money-related apps with password and PIN codes so that no one other than you can get access of it. These passwords are particularly a must-have if your children access your smartphone on a regular basis.