FIFA 18 sure is an addictive game. However, the games can cost much more than time. A mother from Cork has said her 14-year-old son accidentally spent her entire month’s salary playing a FIFA 2018 video game. She had bought the FIFA 18 online game for her son using her debit card, which she says enabled him to purchase ‘points’ while playing. Also Read - E3 2021: What is it, entire schedule, how to watch livestream for free, what to expectAlso Read - 89% gamers in India prefer PC gaming over mobile gaming: Reveals HP Gaming report
According to reports, the woman, who chose to be anonymous, claims her son was unaware money was being taken out of her bank account while playing because the game doesn t tell that you are being charged. But when she later went to withdraw money out she was shocked to discover it had been spent, the Irish Mirror reported. Also Read - God of War Ragnarok delayed until 2022: Here's why
I get paid monthly so my pay cheque went in last Friday for four weeks wages and they took the whole month s pay out of the card He (son) just didn t understand but every ten points was costing him more money. I think you need the points to move players, but I am not aware of how it works, she reportedly told a local radio station.
After calling her bank, she learned that her entire month s wages and Christmas bonus were spent by her son for in-game purchases, Independent Ireland reported. She also revealed that the teen is upset about the whole incident and hasn’t left his room since then.
The mother said she wants other parents to be aware, especially at this time of year when they may be planning to purchase similar games. While Sony is yet to make any official statement, the PlayStation officials have refused to return the money.