Not having proper control over who has access to mobile devices can be unfortunate, especially if the devices end up in the hands of young children and parents are not fully aware of what their children are doing with them. What is certain is that a parenting couple has learned this lessonbut to his misfortune it has been the hard way.
As they tell from 3DJ, in Techspot they have narrated the case of a 13-year-old Chinese girl who recently a whopping $64,000 has been spent in mobile applications and video games. Not only is the figure overwhelming, but it also corresponded to all the savings that his parents had in their bank account.
The girl, a student from Henan, was caught red-handed after her mother received the call from her teacher, who informed her that she had a feeling her daughter might be addicted to mobile video games for the amount of time spent using it. It was then that her mother looked at the money in her account and he realized that only 0.5 yuan was left in itjust about six cents.
At that moment, the girl he had no choice but to confess to his parents what had happenednoting that he had left $17,000 to buy video games, almost $30,000 in in-app purchases, much of it in Diablo Immortal, while the remaining amount was used to help ten classmates so they could also buy games, although the latter was only done so that they would not bother him:
When they asked me to pay for their games, I did so despite my reluctance. If I didn’t, they would pester me all day. If I told my teacher, I was afraid that she would tell my parents and they would be upset.
The girl found her mother’s credit card and knew the password, so she could use the money for whatever she wanted. Besides, knew exactly how to delete expense records or the place they came from, so that their parents would not notice how they were rapidly losing all their savings. However, unfortunately for her mother, although she has tried to get her money back, nothing has been refunded so far.
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