Bath Rugby star's sons rack up £3,200 bill playing iPhone game
A Bath Rugby star has told how his two sons racked up a bill of £3,200 in just a couple of hours playing a game on his iPhone.
Sam Vesty’s boys, aged six and eight, created their own mini monsters on the game after they memorised his password and hacked in to the phone.
But to progress in the game and buy “mountains of food” for their monsters, they signed up to the virtual food – at £69.99 a go – and then did it a further 53 times.
The 31-year-old rugby player only realised what had happened when he got an email from the Apple Store charging him for “one mountain of food”, and checked back to discover it was something they’d done quite a bit before.
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He took to Twitter to vent his fury, criticising the makers of the Tiny Monsters game. “My kids did £3,200 playing a game called Tiny Monsters – it was £69 for some food for virtual monsters. Absolutely disgusting,” he wrote.
The tweet did the trick; Tiny Monsters refunded the money after accepting the boys did not have the authorisation to buy the virtual food.
The case emerged after Danny Kitchen, from Warmley near Bristol, racked up a bill of £1,710.43 in one hour buying add-ons to a game on his parents’ tablet computer.