Video gamer kids racking up huge bills
KIDS’ video games are landing shocked parents with huge bills of hundreds of pounds.
And parents are warned they could be legally liable for the credit spending by children using card details stored for accounts linked to games consoles.
Kids are tempted to buy in-game currency such as FIFA Points or Fortnite’s V-Bucks while playing.
Legal advisers ARAG said parents cannot always fall back on usual protections credit cards provide.
“It may be hard to claim a purchase is unauthorised and a parent hasn’t been negligent in taking care of an account,” said ARAG’s Hector Stamboulieh.
However, makers say there are parental controls that can be used to block spending.
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