A 13-year-old girl in China spent a staggering $64,000 (Rs 52.78 lakh) on pay-to-play mobile games. The girl’s mother, Gong Yiwang, was completely unaware of her daughter’s actions until she received a phone call from the school, alerting her to the situation.
According to Insider, Yiwang was left in disbelief when she checked her bank account and found a balance of just 7 cents. It was then that she discovered her daughter’s five-month spending spree, which started in January and ended in May.
The girl also confessed to gifting funds to her classmates who expressed jealousy and demanded money to indulge in gaming themselves. “If I didn’t send it to them, they would bother me all day,” the remorseful teen revealed. “If I told the teacher, I was afraid that the teacher would tell my parents and that my parents would be angry.”
Yiwang, now grappling with the financial burden caused by her child’s gaming addiction, has been diligently pursuing refunds from various platforms. However, her efforts have thus far been in vain.