Parents Beware: Teen accidentally spends $8,000 on FIFA's in-app purchases
There are multiple stories of teenagers and children taking their parents credit cards to purchase games online. Usually, it’s a one-time purchase of a game that leads to hours of fun and then discipline of the child. Well, one 17-year-old found out his purchase of a FIFA series soccer game for his Xbox had racked up to nearly $8,000.
According to his family, the credit card was given to the son for emergency use and purchasing items for the family’s convenience store.
He thought his one-time purchase of the FIFA game would be harmless. Until the family found out that each time he played the game it was charging the card over and over again. The charge totaled at $7,625.88.
Lance Perkins the parent of the 17-year-old said to Fox News, “He's just as sick as I am, [because] he never believed he was being charged for every transaction, or every time he went onto the game.”
Perkins reached out to the credit card company but they couldn’t do anything about the transactions unless he wanted to charge his son with fraud. However, Xbox has agreed to look into the charges since Perkins son is a minor, but they have not heard anything from Xbox since.
What would you do if you were in this situation?