- Nov 22, 2009
lol. i am so glad i broke my farmville addiction. apparently i was in more danger than i knew
Well, maybe I just see things that way because I've always been overcautious with money. Even as a kid I felt guilty asking my parents to buy me something that I didn't need. And funnily enough, my stupid 31 year old brother has the same problem as yours.Kiithid said:
I agree, was just wonderingkoriantor said:Facebook'd say it's her fault, it clearly says it in the terms (although, who really reads those?).Gamegodtre said:
Besides, for somethign like that, she shouldn't sue. I applaud her for being responsible.
He wouldn't have had access to his $400 especially not via online purchases because he is 12. Presumably she is saying he used his savings because she decided to take them and pay $400 of the bill with it, not that he actually spent his directly and then took his mothers credit card, he used hers all along.end_boss said:This is not to the fault of the parents nor the game, and I'm glad that the mother isn't blaming Zynga the way I expected she might have. After blowing through $400 of his own savings, you can't tell me that the kid would be in a position to not realize that taking his mother's credit card - STEALING it, might I add - and spending $1000 on the game is wrong.
That said, if I were Zynga, and under the assumption that this is possible with minimal to moderate effort, I would have offered some sort of refund or relief if I were going to cancel the kid's account. If they wanted to keep the account active, then yes, they have to pay for something if they're going to use it. But since the account is deactivated, I personally would have come to the decision of charging them for clerical and processing expenses, but offer the mom some relief.
I guess you have never heard of your parents putting away birthday and Christmas money every year into a savings account? This child wouldn't have had access to spend the $400 in his account directly as he is 12, you can only withdraw money with parental consent in branch at that age. She took his money to pay the bill and thus his savings are now $0.afaceforradio said:4) A 12 year old with $400 in savings? This kid obviously gets everything he wants, or he wouldn't have just swanned over to Mommy's credit card once he'd blown all that money.
Zynga didn't take anything away, Facebook disabled the child's account because he is 12 below Facebook's minimum age.Quaidis said:I fail to understand why the game owners cannot refund the woman's money, especially after they Disabled the Boy's Account. So not only did he carelessly throw a chunk of cash at the game for pixels, but the game took it all away and refuses to give the mother her money back.
By all rights, the woman should at least have some sort of case over this.
I mean, Xbox Live gave back someone's money because their freaking dog bought a load by chewing on the controller. I see no reason why at least Facebook could see the fowl and fix it.