Google scraps €100,00 bill run up by Span­ish kid

Malta Independent - - WORLD -

Google has writ­ten off a €100,000 bill run up by a 12-year-old Span­ish boy who mis­tak­enly be­lieved he was earn­ing money through an ad­ver­tis­ing ac­count he opened with the in­ter­net gi­ant to pro­mote videos of his mu­nic­i­pal band.

News re­ports said the boy from the east­ern city of Tor­re­vieja ran up the Google Ad Words bill over two months. His mother, Inma Que­sada, told the El Pais news­pa­per that her son, Jose Javier, said he wanted to be­come a “rich youtu­ber” but did not re­al­ize what he was do­ing.

The story came to light when the bank no­ti­fied his par­ents that Google was look­ing to charge the amount to the boy’s ac­count.

Google con­firmed yes­ter­day that it stud­ied the case and had can­celled the bill.

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