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Doctor forced to sell family car to pay off his son’s in-app purchases in mobile game

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Dr. Muhamad Mutaza, a doctor from Wales, had no choice to sell his family car to pay off his son’s in-app purchase.

He allowed his 7 year-old son to play a game called Dragon: Rise of Berk using his iPhone for 1 hour because it’s a free game.

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In a short period of 60 minuets, his son managed to run up to 30 in-app purchases and ended up a total bill of $1800 in-app purchase.

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Mobile game, Dragon: Risk of Berk

Apple did send a notification for each purchase, but those were sent to an email address that the he rarely uses.

Although Apple did a refund of $290, Dr. Mutaza had to sell his Toyota family car to be able to pay off the bill.

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Dr. Mutza’s car
Jia Suriyanto
Indonesian Journalist at News Asia Today. I cover the latest news and stories on Indonesia, particularly on business.