Brighton kid spent £500 on video game after memorizing mum’s passwords
A CHILD spent £500 on a video game in a single weekend after memorizing his mum’s PayPal password.
Amanda Conway and her husband Paul Conway, from Brighton, enjoyed a family trip to the Isle of Wight festival.
While her parents watched the musical performances, Elizabeth played Bloxburg, a house-building game in the Roblox mobile phone game.
Amanda, a mother-of-two, then checked her American Express account and found she had £500 in charges.
Nine-year-old Elizabeth confessed she had memorized her mum’s PayPal password after seeing her shopping online.
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The schoolgirl said she bought Roblox extras without realizing how much money she was spending.
Amanda, a finance manager, said: “When we realized what she had done, we were furious.
“She must have seen me enter my password a few times and then used all sorts of Roblox extras at our expense.
“Paul gave her a monumental rebuke that I don’t think she expected.”
Amanda said her husband was usually “the coldest”, so for Elizabeth to see him angry was a shock.
She added: “We had a lot of tears and a lot of apologies to which I replied ‘that’s not going to pay the credit card bill, is it Elizabeth’.
“Now some time has passed, it’s definitely something we look back on as a family and can joke about – she’s a lovely girl and I know she’s learned her lesson.”