When it comes to the Jurassic World game, it seems “life found a way” for one 7-year old who racked up a $5,900 bill that gave his father the shock of his life. Last month, UK resident Mohamed Shugaa was stunned to find out his son had spent almost $6,000 in micro-transactions on the iPAD game which allows you to create your own dinosaur theme park. The game uses real-life in-app purchases to upgrade the park as well as speed up its development time.
It seems that Shugaa’s son was on a dino-roll and completed over 65 transactions in the game before his father found out. Thankfully, Apple customer service was understanding and provided a refund for the Jurassic blunder, although Apple does warn parents to keep an eye on their children’s purchases.
This story comes as a caution tale for parents who let their children use devices that are linked to their bank accounts. Free-to-play games that offer micro-transactions are currently a hot topic of debate right now and whether or not more safe guards should be implemented to prevent such issues from occurring.