With the holiday season upon us it is a good time for parents to check for accounts (credit card, paypal etc.) linked to micro transactions connected to children’s devices namely: mobile platforms (Android and iOS), gaming consoles (Xbox, PS4, nintendo) and PC games (laptop and desktop computers). Micro transactions are small purchases for in-game currency, extra play time, bonuses and ‘special’ or ‘limited edition’ content, such as characters or equipment. The costs can easily spiral if it is not monitored. Care needs to be taken as there have been instances of children spending 1000’s on their parent’s credit cards connected to game accounts.
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