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Bobby_Digital72
04-08-2010, 05:35 PM
12-year-old blows $1400 on Farmville using mom's credit card
Kevin Spiess - Thursday, April 8th, 2010 | 12:21PM (PT)

"A 12-year-old boy from the UK blew a big wad of money buying virtual tomatoes, tractors and other what-nots on the Facebook game Farmville, reports the Guardian newspaper.
The boy spend all of his savings, 288, and then jonesed out and took his mom's credit card to spend another 625. This is about $1400 USD in total.
"The first use of my card was on March 14. I discovered it on the 29th and the card was stopped at that point. Any transactions after that date were already in the system, so what I thought was a 427 spend turned into 625 over the next few days," said the mother who chose to remain anonymous. "The total spent is about 905, but the credits are still rolling in. Facebook and [game creator] Zynga will not refund anything as [the son] lives in my house. Facebook has disabled his account and Zynga has unhelpfully suggested I use password protection on computers in the future."
Farmville is an absolutely huge success on Facebook, being at the top of social networking site's game catalog. FarmVille has caused a big gold rush of developers to move to social networking app development, in hopes of coming up with the next money-maker, as the casual game market continues to expand rapidly.
Zygna, the company that makes FarmVille and the other big hit Mafia Wars, has been valued at an amazing 3 billion dollars. Which is amazing.
We aren't that personally familiar with FarmVille, so we can't say just how amazing the boy's garden must have been, after spending that amount of cash on it. It must have really been something else!"

WTF?

EAGLE EYE
04-08-2010, 05:38 PM
Who gives a shit..


He could of easily used it on Ebay or Amazon to purchase a bunch of cd's or dinosaur porn.

Ol' Dirty Trixˣ
04-08-2010, 05:55 PM
i love farmville. send me some eggs! i want the dutch windmill.

Art Vandelay
04-08-2010, 06:01 PM
Only if u give me a dutch runner

EAGLE EYE
04-08-2010, 06:04 PM
It's funny how much Zynga is valued at. Those are insane numbers. Silicon Valley produces about 10 companies a year that yield around 100million in profits.

VC investors have no problem seeding a few million per fund raising round, just so they can possibly cash in on something that turns out worthwhile.

Ol' Dirty Trixˣ
04-08-2010, 06:26 PM
Only if u give me a dutch runner

i don't see that in the free gifts.

It's funny how much Zynga is valued at. Those are insane numbers. Silicon Valley produces about 10 companies a year that yield around 100million in profits.

VC investors have no problem seeding a few million per fund raising round, just so they can possibly cash in on something that turns out worthwhile.

farmville cashes in on everything. christmas, new years, valentines, the olympics, chinese new year, easter, everything. they recently did their bit for Haiti.

BLACK BART SIMPSON
04-08-2010, 09:33 PM
wtf? if i was the mom i wudda let the kid keep the fuckin account he just wasted 1400 u cant get back on it he might as well have it...

altho i wud also beat the shit out of him and noo bday presents for 6 fuckin years.

Bobby_Digital72
04-08-2010, 10:15 PM
wtf? if i was the mom i wudda let the kid keep the fuckin account he just wasted 1400 u cant get back on it he might as well have it...

altho i wud also beat the shit out of him and noo bday presents for 6 fuckin years.

Thats what I'm sayn .. My mom would have whooped my ass then made me pay her back ...with interest

EAGLE EYE
04-08-2010, 11:36 PM
wtf? if i was the mom i wudda let the kid keep the fuckin account he just wasted 1400 u cant get back on it he might as well have it...

altho i wud also beat the shit out of him and noo bday presents for 6 fuckin years.

hmmmm


Didn't you admit you were beat growing up? It wouldn't be good to continue that cycle.

#imnotbeingrudeBUT (http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23imnotbeingrudeBUT)

Uncle Steezo
04-09-2010, 12:30 AM
i wouldn't buy a bitch a chocolate milk.

SKAMPOE
04-09-2010, 12:45 AM
i love farmville. Send me some eggs! I want the dutch windmill.

only if u give me a dutch runner
buahahahahahhaa


should have known it was out in the uk.....