Child's play racks up $2,500 credit card bill on itunes.
A 5 year olds antics on his parents ipad has revealed an important lesson for credit card holders and online shoppers.
While most Australians should be aware of the threats to personal information and credit card details that can come from online activity, this recent story shows another danger that many may not have considered previously.
When Sharon Kitchen's 5 year old son asked for her itunes password so he could download the latest free game, Zombies vs. Ninjas, she thought nothing of it and left him to it, reports NYDailyNews.com
Unfortunately, her son Danny didn't realise that the game weapon purchases were charged to their real life credit card and quickly racked up a $2,556 bill.
"I just clicked on it because it said it was free," Danny told the BBC.
The Kitchen's alerted Apple of the incident, who considered the purchase to be a mistake and agreed to drop the bill.
This however is not the first incident of its kind, with reports of another British boy spending over $3,000 on his grandfathers ipad, playing Tiny Monster Island.
Back in 2011, a lawsuit was filed against Apple accusing the company of misinforming consumers with 'bait apps.'
While in this circumstance the Kitchen's near loss was not purely malicious, Australians who use their credit cards online should be wary of the threats when giving away their details and should insure that they are covered by their bank for instances of fraud and unauthorised purchases on their credit card.
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