Father Sam Ghera claims his son had no clue that the Microsoft points were being charged to his dad’s credit card.
“He didn’t realize it was costing real money. With sites like iTunes and ebay it always asks you for a password before you make a purchase, but with Xbox Live you just press a button and your money’s gone,” Ghera told the Daily Mail.
In fact, even though Ghera gave his son his credit card to play FIFA and Call of Duty online with friends, he had no idea he was being charged until he overdrew on his account.
“I didn’t know they were storing my information, and even if that thought had entered my head I would have thought there would be something in place so it wasn’t so easy to spend money,” he said.
Regardless of what his son led him to believe, it is blatantly obvious Microsoft points cost real money. There are actually a variety of precautions in place like confirmation pages and parental settings.
“There are multiple opportunities where consumers are asked to confirm their purchases. The price is clearly displayed on the screen,” a Microsoft spokes person rebutted.
What happens when your son pulls a fast one on you? Blame everyone except for yourself.