Video gamer kids rack­ing up huge bills

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Watts The Goss - BY IAN FLETCHER

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.

WORRYLad on a con­sole

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