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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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1528 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Dec 2021 at 8:50 AM (28 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-12-15 8:38:31 AM  
5 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  
5 votes:

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


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2021-12-15 8:33:03 AM  
3 votes:
tfa says $1,139, and that's in Dollarydoos, so more like $814 USD
 
2021-12-15 8:59:59 AM  
2 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 9:12:08 AM  
1 vote:
Long ago, when cell phones were a new thing, we bought phones for my teenage kids so they could keep in touch. My daughter rang up $750 charges on texts in her first month. We had to have a little talk with her. I still don't know how someone can send 300 texts in a single day.
 
2021-12-15 9:47:17 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.


Same thing in my eyes. Now it's just less overt.

It's my fault. I knew that I had the ability to require the password for app purchases but didn't enable it then handed that thing off to a child who has little concept of money. Hard lesson learned. Not 1000 bucks hard, but hard enough.

Thankfully I play the hell out of burrito bison and wasn't all that mad when I was earning Dem in game duckets like a mad man for a long while.
 
2021-12-15 9:49:02 AM  
1 vote:
He should be responsible for paying his debts.
 
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