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Six-year-old Spends Over $16,000 Online Using Mom’s Credit Card On a Video Game

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by Nena Serrano -- December 21, 2020


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.

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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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