Gamer traded his dad's car for PUBG skins, got scammed.


These generation's kids a.k.a the Gen Z are very tech savvy and are basically born with technology. They don't know or can imagine how life was without technology. They have been raised on the internet and social media, with some of the oldest finishing college by 2020 and entering workforce.


A kid from same generation aged 12 years who was obsessed with video games used to love playing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile everyday with his friends after school. PUBG is an online multiplayer battle royale game which is inspired by the Japanese film Battle Royale released in 2000. In the game upto hundred players parachute onto an island and scavenge for weapons and equipment to kill others while avoiding getting killed themselves.

Aneesh, a resident of Dadar was contacted by his old friend to try out a new website (link not attached for no further promotion) which allowed trade of personal belongings for virtual items such as weapon skins(in-game cosmetics) for several games. He always wanted a Trench coat - a PUBG Mobile skin which is worth approximately $480/-  ₹37,000/- 

After few days he couldn't control his urge to get all the cool skins he wanted and to show them off between his friends, so he asked his parents to get him those skins but as they were expensive they immediately denied. And as he was young he didn;t have his own card or bank account with which he could buy such stuff which attracted him more towards the website.

So Aneesh being stubborn he contacted the website for the skins and asked them if they would accept car in exchange for skins. They agreed to it but needed to inspect the car closely for evaluating its value. So Aneesh selected a date when his parents would be at work and the car will be at home for inspection.

On the day of inspection 2 well dressed professionals approached Aneesh for the car inspection and he voluntarily gave the car keys to them for inspection. He was very excited that day but little did he know he was going to get scammed pretty bad that day. The scammers took the car for their so called "inspection" and didn't return at all. Aneesh tried to contact the website for details but got no replies in vain.

That night when his dad returned Aneesh got good scolding and they lodged a FIR in nearby Police Station and its an ongoing investigation.

Every bit of information contained in this write-up is a whim of the author's fantasy. It bears no resemblance to any real person, news or incident. Any relation found is purely coincidental.

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