A five-year-old boy from Bristol has given his parents a shock, by racking up a £1,700 iTunes bill - in just 10 minutes.
Danny Kitchen's parents gave him the password to their account to download a free game. But once he had the password, he didn’t stop. After downloading the free app, Danny found his way into the game's online store and innocently ordered dozens of costly add-ons - totalling £1710.43. Mother-of-five Sharon knew nothing about his spending spree until she saw a the emails from iTunes the following day listing what he had bought. Her credit card company then phoned to query the payments.
Danny had bought tons of in-game weapons and keys on the iPad 3, including 12 purchases of '333 keys' at £69.99 a time and seven '333 ecstasy bombs' at £69.99. He also bought five lots of "9000 darts" each costing £69.99, five lots of '4200 darts' at £5.49 each and additional ecstasy bombs totalling £3.22.
Danny said he was "worried and "felt sad" at realising what he had done. He said he thought the games were free. Unsurprisingly, Danny is now banned from the family iPad now.
After three days of correspondence, Apple have now told the family they will refund the money.