How to avoid a shocking credit card bill from your kid’s Xbox account

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Buying coins, players and games is pretty fun on Xbox, but sometimes, things might get a little bit worse where you may end up paying a hefty bill for your kid’s purchases on Xbox. The same thing happened to World Bank’s Director of Corporate Communications, Jeremy Hillman.

Jeremy’s son used to play Fifa a lot on his Xbox. And as you may expect, he purchased Fifa coins on his Xbox, as well as Fifa players. Turns out, Jeremy’s son his pretty  addicted to Fifa and ended up spending more than $4,500 on games. Jeremy states:

“With horror I started scrolling through pages of charges — $109, $109, $109 — sometimes two a day. More than $4,500 of charges for virtual FIFA players going back several months. I shouted for my wife, my son was inconsolable.”

As Jeremey notes, it’s indeed a horror. However, if you want to avoid a shocking credit card bill from your kid’s Xbox account, you should probably setup Parental Controls. Microsoft offers the ability to set parental controls on Xbox – head over to this link to find out more about Parental Controls on Xbox.

Jeremy has posted the full story on Medium, so make sure to check it out here.

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