A family in the United Kingdom was shocked to receive a massive iTunes bill after their six-year-old grandson went on an in-app buying spree. The Telegraph reports that Will had been playing Monster Island on his grandfather's iPad and, unbeknownst to the iPad's owner, had been making tons of purchases for virtual food and coins.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Will's grandfather Barry Smith explained that his grandson was just pressing buttons and buying baskets of food and coins for his monsters. While he did admit that he 'must have synced [his] credit card up with the App Store,' he said he couldn't believe how easy it is to make in-app purchases.
Luckily, this story has a happy ending, at least on the financial side. Will's grandparents, who noticed the mistake when his grandmother's credit card was declined at the supermarket, said they explained the situation to Apple and the company gave them a refund. Sadly, things didn't work out so well for Will. His mother said he was sad when he was told he couldn't play the game anymore because he was about to reach level 26 and fight the Dark Monster.