Teenager blows R1.2 million of family’s savings on mobile games
R1.2 million: A teenage girl reportedly spent R323 163 on games, R561 330 on in-app purchases and over R267 355 on games for 10 pupils. DFA and IOL reported on Thursday, 8 June that a 13-year-old teenage girl reportedly spent R1.2 million of her family’s savings. ALSO READ: Netflix enters the gaming world by releasing a set of mobile […]
R1.2 million: A teenage girl reportedly spent R323 163 on games, R561 330 on in-app purchases and over R267 355 on games for 10 pupils.
BREAKDOWN OF R1.2 MILLION
South China Morning Post reveals that the teenage girl, who is addicted to mobile games spent her family’s R1.2 million on them.
She reportedly spent R323 163 on games, R561,330 on in-app purchases and over R267,355 on games for 10 of her fellow pupils using her family’s money.
The teenager from the Henan province in central China reportedly took the money from her mother’s bank account over a four-month period.
One of her teachers informed her mother, who reportedly only had R1.33 left when she checked her bank balance.
TEENAGER DIDN’T KNOW SHE WAS PAYING MOBILE GAMES
The publications add that teenage girl didn’t know she was spending R1.2 million from her family’s savings or where it originated from, so when she spotted a debit card at home, she just linked it to her smartphone.
‘’When they asked me to pay for their games, I paid despite feeling reluctant.” said the teenage girl.
Her teacher, who alerted her mother said she noticed that the teenager spent a lot of her time on her smartphone.
The teenager also reveals that her mother provided her the password to the card in case she needed money when they were not around.