Kid racks up an $8,000 bill on X-Box

January 12, 2016
Parents were shocked when they opend the credit card bill and saw an $8,000 charge from X-Box! This is a Warning!!  Keep a close eye on their children's gaming habits! 

On Dec. 23, Lance Perkins got a credit card bill for $7,625.88 after his 17-year-old son used his credit card to make in-game purchases for one of the FIFA series of soccer games.

"It floored me. Literally floored me, when I'd seen what I was being charged," Perkins told CBC News.

Perkins said he had given his son a credit card for emergencies or to make purchases for the family's convenience store. 

Although his son confessed he had been using the card illicitly, Perkins said his son, too, was truly shocked at how much he had spent.

'He's just as sick as I am'

"He thought it was a one-time fee for the game," Perkins said. 

"He's just as sick as I am, [because] he never believed he was being charged for every transaction, or every time he went onto the game."

Perkins quickly contacted his credit card company, and was told unless he wanted to have his son charged with fraud, there was nothing it could do.
 


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