Son, 7, Spends $6000 on iPad Game, Infuriates Father
A seven-year-old boy spent £4,000 on his father's iPad while playing Jurassic Park, an online video game. Mohamed Shugga, 32, didn't know that his son, Faisall, knew the password for his iPad and only realized that his son had been playing the game online when his card got declined. Shugga, owner of Sussex Carpet Center in Crawley, West Sussex said when he tried to pay the suppliers using his card, the bank rejected the transaction as the card was overdrawn. He checked the bank account statement, £3,911 had already perished from his account that were used to pay iTunes between 13 and 18 December, reported The Telegraph. All this time, his 7-year-old son, Faisall, didn't know that he is spending real cash on the game.
Faisall used his father's iPad to play the game Jurassic Park where the player has to build a park and collect, develop and battle different types of dinosaurs. He was using the inbuilt Dino Bucks to pay for characters and upgrades. "I was so mad," Shugaa told the newspaper. "I'm 32 years old, why would Apple think I would be spending thousands of pounds on buying dinosaurs and upgrading a game? Why didn't they email me to check (that) I knew these payments were being made? I got nothing from them. How much longer would it have gone on for?" Shugga didn't know that his son was using his Apple ID to make in-app purchases until the bank declined his transaction while he was making a charge on his card to pay his suppliers in the UK, Crawley News reported. This is when he contacted the bank. "They put me through to the fraud team and they asked if I was aware 60-plus transactions had been made to iTunes," Shugaa told Crawley News. "The first was for £30.97 ($45.65) and there were all different costs going up to £58.98 ($86.93)."