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(Guardian)   Give your kid your phone as a distraction and you might end up with $1400 in ice cream from UberEats. That you paid for   (theguardian.com) divider line
    More: Dumbass, Cakes, Cake, Birthday, Icing, Christian King, Family, Birthdays, personalised birthday cake  
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2021-12-15 8:54:53 AM  
14 votes:
1400$ of social media visibility is what this guy ordered. Kid ordered that sh*t my ass.
 
2021-12-15 9:09:00 AM  
9 votes:

frankb00th: 1400$ of social media visibility is what this guy ordered. Kid ordered that sh*t my ass.


Yeah, I don't even doubt it. My nephew who is 6 used my phone for 10 minutes to play burrito bison and racked up 80 bucks in power up purchases.

I learned that you always require a password to approve purchasing on anything with the ability to charge you.
 
2021-12-15 8:59:59 AM  
6 votes:
UberEats agreed to refund the order when King and his wife explained what had happened.

"This is all part of a social media campaign that UberEats can benefit from, if you refund us the money, if not, our 23 followers will give you a one-star rating. Take it or leave it. You have one hour to comply."
 
2021-12-15 9:21:26 AM  
6 votes:

FleshFlapps: frankb00th: 1400$ of social media visibility is what this guy ordered. Kid ordered that sh*t my ass.

Yeah, I don't even doubt it. My nephew who is 6 used my phone for 10 minutes to play burrito bison and racked up 80 bucks in power up purchases.

I learned that you always require a password to approve purchasing on anything with the ability to charge you.


In a way, mobile games like that feel like the spiritual successors of those old 1-900 numbers that advertised to children on TV.  They'd tell little Johnny and Janey to dial a number (or even more insidiously, to hold the receiver up to the TV while they played back the DTMF dialing tones) so they could talk to Santa Claus or Hulk Hogan or whomever for $5 per minute.
 
2021-12-15 9:28:55 AM  
6 votes:
"We order stuff off UberEats every day, and he's obviously seen us do it all the time,"

Who the fark orders daily from UberEats?!  Do they not have a vehicle? Do they like spending 5 times more for cold food?!  This is unreal.
 
2021-12-15 8:38:31 AM  
3 votes:
At 4-years-old he figured out how to do this? 4-year-olds can't even read.
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2021-12-15 9:03:10 AM  
2 votes:

Munden: tfa says $1,139, and that's in Dollarydoos, so more like $814 USD


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2021-12-15 9:38:45 AM  
1 vote:

Robo Beat: FleshFlapps: frankb00th: 1400$ of social media visibility is what this guy ordered. Kid ordered that sh*t my ass.

Yeah, I don't even doubt it. My nephew who is 6 used my phone for 10 minutes to play burrito bison and racked up 80 bucks in power up purchases.

I learned that you always require a password to approve purchasing on anything with the ability to charge you.

In a way, mobile games like that feel like the spiritual successors of those old 1-900 numbers that advertised to children on TV.  They'd tell little Johnny and Janey to dial a number (or even more insidiously, to hold the receiver up to the TV while they played back the DTMF dialing tones) so they could talk to Santa Claus or Hulk Hogan or whomever for $5 per minute.


When I used to work security for a money transfer platform I had quite a few calls from people who were wondering what the charges appearing on theirs CC bills were. (we processed gaming purchases under our company name for gaming servers and mafia wars type games). As soon as I saw anything game related I would ask if they had children and if yes, did they play video games. As soon as they said yes I would make them aware little Timmy was skimming their CC behind their unsuspecting backs.
I suspect a lot of Timmys got a serious sit down as a result.
 
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