Kids these days spend most of their leisure times playing games on smartphones and tablets and parents go nuts after them as playing excess games can be deleterious to the mental builds and creativity of children. But what happens when game playing take a toll on the mental health of parents? Yes, that’s what exactly happened to a father in UK, when his bill showed him an amount of £3,911 ($5,767.55) spent while Jurassic park game in his iPad. The bill took a toll on his patience and health when he found that the game, played over iTunes racked up to a humongous amount.
According to The Metro, Mohamed Shugaa, a 32 year old man from Crawley in the United Kingdom found about the huge bill when he tried to make a transaction with a supplier. On checking the past transaction details, he found that 65 transactions were made to Apple between Dec. 13 and Dec. 18.. his 7 year old son Faisal remembered his Apple ID and purchased dinosaurs while playing the Jurassic park game.
Shugaa told in an interview that he freaked out on seeing the bill. “They put me through to the fraud team and they asked if I was aware 60-plus transactions had been made to iTunes from December 13 to 18 totalling £3,911,” he said. His son upgraded the dinosaurs and purchased new ones using Dino Bucks but least did the kid know that it cost his dad real money.
“They put me through to the fraud team and they asked if I was aware 60-plus transactions had been made to iTunes from December 13 to 18 totalling £3,911,” he said.
“I didn’t have a clue what they were talking about and I had to check my bank account online to understand what was going on.” Shugaa contacted Apple to ask if he can get a refund but the Apple spokesperson could not guarantee him a refund. “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?” he asked.