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by Nena Serrano -- December 21, 2020

WHAT'S BEING CLAIMED:

In an interview with Good Morning America, a mother of two shared her experience about her son who racked up $16,293.10 on her credit card over reward rings for an iPad game.

Jessica Johnson from Wilton said her six-year-old son must have been able to charge her credit card due to an iPad setting. She told GMA that she discovered the incident after noticing various charges repeatedly appearing on her July bank statements.

A boy, six years old, from Connecticut spent more than $16,000 on an iPad video game over the summer using his mother's credit card.

Jessica Johnson, mother of two, whose Paypal account was connected to the iPad, spoke in an interview with Good Morning America saying her son George bought $16,293.10 worth of rings for the game Sonic Forces from Apple Application Store, and charging it all to her credit card.

Johnson, a real estate broker, said she alerted all moms through Facebook about the incident to prevent this from happening from them in the future.

https://whoknewnews.com/six-year-old-spends-over-16k-online-using-moms-credit-card/
 

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This is a clueless parent in my opinion. Why would you save a credit card to a video game and let a six year old play it? I believe she got to pay over $5,700 as Apple only refunded a part of her money.
 

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But....But.....MEGA!! He NEEDED to PLAY!!!! ALL his friends were playing!!! Mom HAD to lat the poor little snowflake do whatever he wanted to. He'll make good choices!!! HONEST!!! (Another David Hogg in the making)
 

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This is a clueless parent in my opinion. Why would you save a credit card to a video game and let a six year old play it? I believe she got to pay over $5,700 as Apple only refunded a part of her money.
The same thing happened to my kid's grandmother. Her CC was linked to her Apple account for iTunes, etc and its linked to the apple store automatically. My kid was playing a game on her tablet and a pop-up in game gave him crystals to buy whatever and charged right to her card through the store.

She never played any of the games, but he racked up a few hundred dollars and drained her bank account.
 

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We've had to be very careful with my FIL. Want to watch a program on cable? On demand? What's that. Clicks OK. Oh, he didn't like that, and wanted to watch another that also was on demand. Clicks OK. And BAM! suddenly the cable bill jumps $50. Fortunately I had it set up to alert me, we caught it the same day and got it resolved.

We then went through anything he had online access to -Ipad, Amazon tablet, etc, and put in parental controls. It was unfortunate that he's gotten to the point that we have to treat him like a youngster at times*, but it is what it is.

*the problem with dementia is that it's like a loose light bulb in a socket that sometimes flickers. It's on... and then not... then on again, perhaps for days. And then it flickers off again.
 

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*the problem with dementia is that it's like a loose light bulb in a socket that sometimes flickers. It's on... and then not... then on again, perhaps for days. And then it flickers off again.
Sounds like my mum's setup but she was a lot worse in the deal, she had a bank account she opened unbeknownst to Dad, and if she had trouble he'd give her money to fix the overdrafts or w/e. So I get to researching her problems, asking lots of questions figured out that he thought it was their JOINT ACCOUNT but it was her own account. He was putting in $1000 a month and thought she was just horrible with using it, when it was just the fact that she had a separate account which only her Social Security was going into. ON TOP OF THIS, FRONTIER Phone Company was double billing her (automated) and every other month this would screw things up royally. PLUS, GOOGLE games was charging her for the past 2 years and she was never logging in, she can't use the computer anymore (forgets how to do anything) So I get the phone on dad's account (joint) and shut off Google, we wait and then close the account.
I set her up with a new bank, new debit and savings account all together and now she had money. She was blaming Dad, the phone co., the bank, and Google too but she just had no clue and it was always just a fight with Dad cuz she was always mad at him.

They are both saving more $$$ now LOL

She has dementia too, fwiw
 
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