An American child spends $2500 in iTunes
Surely, after reading this, you will consider giving your iPad to your child without supervision. The mistake of Danny Kitchen’s parents was that they gave him the iTunes password because he wanted to download the free game Zombie v Ninja on the iPad. They found nothing wrong in this action.
The ‘wrong’ came later when the Kitchens started receiving emails. It appeared that Danny had spent about $2500 for keys and weapon packs for the game. The parents wrote to Apple asking for a refund and were granted one. The kid, however, hasn’t received absolution yet.
Asked about what he feet, Danny answered that he was worried and felt sad. He added that he is banned from using the iPad now.
Wondering how Danny managed to spend about $2500 for ten minutes? Well, he purchased 333 keys in a bundle, then – 90 000 darts and at last – 333 bombs. Each bundle costs $105. In addition, he made a lot of small purchases that added to the final sum.
If you don’t want to have unpleasant conversations with Apple, better keep your iTunes account safe and don’t let your children use your Apple devices without control. Otherwise, you may end up with a bunch of useless applications and purchases and a nice fat bill for the service.
Source: The Guardian