Here’s another crazy story about a kid spending a massive amount of money on in game goods. Eight-year-old Theo Rowland-Fry from Bristol, England was playing The Simpsons: Tapped Out on his family’s iPad and he racked up a bill of £980 (about $1,460).
All of that money was used to purchase virtual donuts in the game. Homer would be proud. His family, not so much. Theo’s father said, “There were more than 100 purchases on iTunes for between £1.50 and £75.00″, and he says that the family did not receive any emails alerting them of the situation.
Apple understood the situation, and has kindly agreed to refund the amount in full. Still, it would be nice if the game had some safeguards to avoid this sort of thing.
Source UbergizmoFiled Under: Gaming News