This is not the first case when children have spent thousands or lakhs of rupees on their parents due to online games. Last month, 13-year-old Krishna Pandey, a resident of Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh, lost 40 thousand rupees in playing an online game named Garena Free Fire. In June, in order to upgrade Free Fire, a child from Chhattisgarh bought weapons worth Rs 3.22 lakh. At the same time, 3 children of UP played games – weapons worth more than 11 lakh rupees.
This is not the first case when children have spent thousands or lakhs of rupees on their parents due to online games. Last month, 13-year-old Krishna Pandey, a resident of Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh India , lost 40 thousand rupees in playing an online game named Garena Free Fire. In June, in order to upgrade Free Fire, a child from Chhattisgarh bought weapons worth Rs 3.22 lakh. At the same time, 3 children of UP bought weapons worth more than Rs 11 lakh while playing the game. Such cases are coming to the fore continuously for a few months.
Now the question arises that how do children access the parents’ bank accounts during online gaming? What are some games that ask thousands of rupees for upgrades or other services? Is phone banking on a smartphone not secure in such cases? Know the answers to all questions…
How do kids make transactions? Most of the games by children that have deducted money from the accounts of the parents include fighting games. Children first get addicted to these games. Then the kids are forced to buy them in order to get the lure of good weapons and earn points. They do not know how much money will be spent from the parents’ account.
. Ritu Maheshwari told that whenever we make payment from online platform, then he saves our debit card, credit card details. These software have online key loggers. In such a situation, this data gets fed there. This also reduces the security of the data. Due to this, there is a danger of withdrawing money from the account not only from the gaming app but also from other apps. Many apps also contain Trojans or other malware. They install in the phone and steal your data.
. Manish Khatri said that if the user has ever purchased any app from the Google Play Store, then the data of the credit or debit card paid gets saved in it. In such a situation, whenever we next buy an app from Google Play Store, it automatically comes to your card payment mode. In such a situation, if the child knows the CVV of your card, then they can easily do the transaction. You have added another payment platform and children know its PIN, then the transaction can be done from there also.
How to stop children from making payments?
Both experts have advised that children should be kept away from online gaming, as most of the cases of transactions with children happen during games. It is better to let the kids play offline games or keep the phone’s internet data turned off or password protected.
. Parents should set their credit card limit. Especially for international transactions, the limit should be increased from 500 to 1000 rupees. So that children are not able to spend a large amount on any international transaction by mistake. Increase the limit as and when you need it.