A 12 year-old reportedly racked up $1,400 in fees for an application on Facebook.
UK (WiredPRNews.com) – A 12 year-old reportedly racked up a massive debt on a Facebook application. As reported by The Christian Science Monitor, the boy’s mother was charged $1,400 on her credit card after her son attempted to grow his farm on the popular application Farmville.
As noted in the report, the Facebook application allows users to play for free; however there are upgrades available at a cost. The boy’s mother is quoted in the report as stating of the charges, “The total spend is about £905, but the credits are still rolling in… Facebook and Zynga will not refund anything as [the son] lives in my house. Facebook has disabled his account and Zynga has unhelpfully suggested I use password protection on computers in the future.”
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