7-year-old racks up $4,000 in charges playing Jurassic World iTunes game

Posted at 8:32 PM, Jan 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-01 20:32:45-05

A 7-year-old nearly cost his father thousands after he spent nearly $4,000 on his dad’s credit card playing the Jurassic World game on their iPad.

Mohamed Shugaa told the New York Daily News, he had no clue his son, Faisall, downloaded the game or knew his iTunes password.

Shugaa realized the charges after his credit card was declined while shopping. After talking with his bank, he discovered 60 payments to iTunes summing up to $3,911 between December 13 and December 18.

Apparently, Faisall paid for in-game upgrades using Dino Bucks, not realizing he was actually spending his dad’s real money on his credit card.

Shugga complained to Apple because they failed to notify him about the thousands of dollars’ worth of charges to his account.

Eventually, Apple agreed to refund the money, but said the refund could take up to 10 days.

Apple has a statement on their website reminding parents about putting parental controls on their devices.

“All iOS devices (iPad, iPhone and iPod touch) have built-in parental controls that give parents and guardians the ability to restrict access to content,” the statement reads.