8-Year-Old Kid Accidentally Spends P100,000 on Parents' Debit Card for Mobile Games
Imagine the shock of Jay Locsin and Julmar Grace Locsin when they discovered their eight-year-old son Tice spent P100,000 on their debit card in just two days. The boy purchased boosts and items in several mobile games he was playing.
Julmar Grace Locsin, the mother, posted about the incident on Facebook, initially thinking her son spent P40,000.
“One of the twins unknowingly purchased mobile games and spent at least P40K in just two days! Good that I was able to track bank statements for our finance team today or else we could have spent more without any clue,” said Locsin, who is CEO and owner of FVA Business Consultancy and Surge Digital Agency.
Apparently, they gave an old Android phone to their son last Christmas. The phone was linked to a Google Play account with an online payment option linked to one of their bank accounts.
“Hubby's account is connected with Google Play because we sometimes rent good movies on YouTube. Hubby's old phone with the Google Play app was handed to Tice last Christmas,” wrote Julmar Grace.
Did Tice Get Punished?
According to Julmar Grace, Tice was reprimanded and received a spanking. “He got some spanking because he downloaded more games without asking permission,” she wrote. “When asked after, he reasoned that the old games were too easy for him and he thought all the downloads were free.”
The eight-year-old gamer “cried a lot” and was sorry for what he did, but was forgiven by his parents.
“We explained they are worth more than all the money in the world but following rules is also a good life skill to abide,” wrote the mother.
The parents have since switched on the parental control on Tice’s phone and added two-step verification for in-app purchases.