‘Money’ find­ing way into smart­phones

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT CITY, June 19: Fol­low­ing the foot­steps of the game “Poké­mon Go” to which the world be­came ad­dicted, an uniden­ti­fied Kuwaiti cit­i­zen has de­vel­oped a new game called “Money”. This game is find­ing its way into the smart­phones of young peo­ple. How­ever, the game is not about chas­ing mon­sters but to col­lect money from the streets and pur­chase com­modi­ties such as eat­a­bles and drinks, re­ports Al-Rai daily.

In the game “Money”, which is start­ing to be­come pop­u­lar among the youths, the player has to go out on the streets in search for 100 fils coins. Af­ter find­ing and col­lect­ing them, they are added to the player’s ac­counts. When the player suc­ceeds in col­lect­ing KD 10 or KD 20, he can go to real stores, which are linked to the ap­pli­ca­tion, such as gro­cery stores, juice shops and restau­rants, and use that money to buy what­ever he wants.

A se­cu­rity source said, “In terms of se­cu­rity con­cerns, this game could be re­garded as more dan­ger­ous than “Poké­mon Go” be­cause the play­ers, in­stead of us­ing the game for fun and en­ter­tain­ment pur­poses, will be look­ing for real money which they can col­lect and ex­change it with com­modi­ties from cer­tain gro­cery stores and shops that are linked to the game”.

Ad­vis­ing youths to avoid such games which can not only be dan­ger­ous to lives but could sub­ject them to le­gal ac­count­abil­ity, the source re­vealed that the se­cu­rity sys­tems of Min­istry of In­te­rior have been mon­i­tor­ing the wide­spread use of this game.

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