Dad billed $ 15,000 when his daughter goes shopping at Genshin Impact


Nowadays, many games adopt the free-to-play model, where the game itself is free but the developers make money through in-game ads or other purchases. There have been many horror stories of parents finding out about thousands of credit card bills, but these are usually made by young children who may not know it any better.

But for a Singaporean father, his 18-year-old daughter managed to rack up in-app purchases of 20,000 SGD ($ 15,000) bills in the popular game Genshin Impact. This comes from a Straits Times report where the father received a call from his bank informing him of a missed payment worth $ 15,000.

The purchases were made after the daughter used her Grab account (Asian version of Uber) to link it to the game. The father first provided the daughter with his credit card to cover her transportation costs when she was using Grab, but it looks like the girl managed to link her Grab account to the game, which allowed her to make purchases through it.

However, the dad managed to get back half of the amount spent, but $ 7,000 is still a lot of money for a video game. Lawyer Lionel Tan said that since the girl was 18 and of legal age to enter into contracts, it would be difficult to argue that she did not know what she was doing here.

Source Ubergizmo

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