Teenager spends $8000 on FIFA microtransactions, Dad gets refunded

17-year-old racks up $8200 bill in FIFA microtransactions, his Dad gets refunded.

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Published Mon, Jan 25 2016 7:21 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Lance Perkins was surprised to see $8206 charged to his credit card for something he didn't remember buying, as it was his 17-year-old son buying copious amounts of in-game FIFA goodies.

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Perkins' son had spent $8206 in FIFA, so he attempted to have his credit card company drop the bill - so that he didn't need his son charged with fraud. Well, that didn't work, and his next option - asking Microsoft to drop the bill - didn't work, either. But, after a little while, Microsoft ended up budging, refunding the massive FIFA microtransaction bill.

Speaking with CBC, Perkins said he was "very pleased" with the outcome. He added: "Let's thank them for making that choice". But for me, doesn't this open a can of worms? Can't I go and buy $8000+ worth of microtransactions, and just blame one of my kids? Where would it end?

NEWS SOURCES:destructoid.com, cbc.ca

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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