Mohamed Shugaa went in a store to use his credit card, but it was declined. Little did he know that his 7 year old son had already rang up close to a $2,500 bill on his card playing ‘Jurassic World’ on his dad’s iPad.
Shugaa said he had no idea that his son Faisall knew his tablet’s password until he noticed the missing money from his card when he went to purchase supplies for his carpet business. With 60 separate payments to iTunes from between December 13 to December 18, Faisall had spent almost $6,000 on game upgrades and new characters on the dinosaur-themed ‘Jurassic World’.
Shugaa said in an interview, “I was so mad. I’m 32 years old, why would Apple think I would be spending thousands of pounds on buying dinosaurs and upgrading a game? Why didn’t they email me to check I knew these payments were being made? I got nothing from them. How much longer would it have gone on for? Faisall is only seven, he doesn’t understand the real value of money and what the payments in the game involved.”