Parents furious after getting a shockingly large PlayStation bill

Parents furious after getting a shockingly large PlayStation bill 1


A Pickering family said they were shocked to get a bill for $1,240 after letting their son use their credit card to play a video game.

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34 Comments on "Parents furious after getting a shockingly large PlayStation bill"

  1. ScarCrazy A.C. | July 9, 2019 at 8:39 PM | Reply

    Wow way to misreport the actual issue here. It’s not the Console manufacturer that should be held at fault, its EA and it’s empire of surprise mechanics (in game loot boxes) that’s designed in the game to addict kids. Electronic Arts, amongst other game publishers, design these games with addictive microtransactions and game addons, enticing kids to spend cash, or their parents cash, in game excessively.

    • ScarCrazy A.C. Growing up we KNEW we weren’t supposed to call 1-900 numbers, don’t talk about addiction, kids these days just soft

    • ScarCrazy A.C. | July 9, 2019 at 9:02 PM | Reply

      @Tyra Y these games are engineered and designed to addict and constantly ask kids to spend their parents money. It’s actually disgusting targeting kids with gambling practices. And that’s what these publishers are knowingly doing

    • No, it’s him and his kids. If Domino’s has your cc number and yer kids order 50 pizzas it’s not Domino’s fault.

    • ScarCrazy A.C. | July 9, 2019 at 9:19 PM | Reply

      @roof pizza since when have you heard of dominoes using gambling mechanics directed at children?

    • ScarCrazy A.C. It’s on the incompetent parents no one else. If they don’t understand how it works they should try to figure it out like an adult

  2. NOLAY AUSTIN | July 9, 2019 at 8:39 PM | Reply

    GOT ‘EM 😂 🎮

  3. These weren’t unexpected charges, his kids knew exactly what they were doing

  4. If he just checked his email he would of notice his kid was making purchases on his credit card.

  5. Jacob LeBlanc | July 9, 2019 at 8:57 PM | Reply

    I have a PlayStation and have never made one purchase on it.

  6. WildandLiving | July 9, 2019 at 9:12 PM | Reply

    In game purchase should be illegal its exploting children and people its very predatory practice and lots of them are gambling which you can resell the items meaning its like tokens at a solt machine

  7. This kids finessed 2.7 million Vc and he didn’t even pre order 2k20🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

  8. CaptainCanoe | July 9, 2019 at 9:31 PM | Reply

    His own fault. You can set up your PSN account to require a password everytime a purchase needs to be made.

  9. why are they keeping the credit card number. you should have yo enter the number Every time you want a purchase. there is no reason to keep the number

  10. This is why I just buy PlayStation cards and put it in my store wallet.

  11. There should be a way to do one time charge and then cardholder has to re do authorization for additional charge.

  12. HK1990 Gaming | July 9, 2019 at 10:06 PM | Reply

    Should have just told his bank he didn’t make these charges

  13. Ignorant can sometime cost you 🤷🏻‍♂️

  14. it torments my soul to see the controller being held like that

  15. This is clearly a case of a clueless parent that doesn’t keep track of his child’s online activities and then whines about it to the local news. PSN has a password input protection for online purchases if required and emails you after all transactions.

  16. WILLIAM STEPHENSON | July 10, 2019 at 2:41 AM | Reply

    My kid says, you can sell the game user and password with the higher ranking to other players to get your money back

  17. Video games, television, internet – none of these qualify as babysitters.

  18. ELEPHANT SWEAT | July 10, 2019 at 11:36 AM | Reply

    Moral of the story, don’t be a ignoramus.

  19. sinkutwireless | July 10, 2019 at 11:40 AM | Reply

    A case of the kids being smarter than the parents. I will say that Yes Video game developers are no different than the rest of all the corrupt greedy corporations out there to maximize gross profits.

  20. Maybe the parents should step up and pay attention to what their kids are doing

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