A man claims his dog bought spent $62.50 on video games by chewing on his Xbox 360 controller at night, Kotaku writes:
Kotaku reader Greg says that while he slept his year-old Lab/Hound mix, Oscar, attacked his Xbox 360 controller managing to both turn on the console and purchase 5,000 Microsoft Points as he gnawed the hard plastic controller.
“I realized it when I checked my phone to see what time it was (I had to be at work soon) and saw the e-mail from Microsoft confirming the purchase for $62.50,” he told Kotaku via email. “At that point it was a little after 5 a.m…. not something you want to wake up to.”
Greg’s not asking for a refund or anything, and used the points his dog purchased to download some more games.
Still, his plight is a good example of why it’s smart to set up parental controls on computers that store your credit card info.
Does anyone out there have any horror stories about kids or pets making unauthorized purchases?
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