Uh…Oops? Most kids get in trouble for not doing the dishes or taking out the trash, that’s not the case with Muhammad Shugaa’s young child. The boy, who intelligently, I might add, remembered his father’s iTunes password, began purchasing in game content for the Apple Store game, Jurassic World.
The boy went on a spending spree between December 13th and 18th, spending nearly $6000 dollars on content for the game. The father had put restrictions on the boys spending, restrictions that are not held when he his under his own account, a distinction the boy clearly made.
Shugaa is not happy with Apple stating, “I was so mad. 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 I knew these payments were being made? I got nothing from them. How much longer would it have gone on for?”
In a bit of good news, Apple was able to fully refund Shugaa for all the purchases from the game. One has to wonder how a parent could be so disconnected they don’t notice $6000 in charges to his bank account. Does he ever check bank statements? His iTunes account? The e-mail that sends receipts?
Regardless, this is another story in a child getting too far on a parent’s account. It would not be surprising to see Apple come up with more strict regulations for purchasing to avoid fiasco’s such as this.