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Add-ons to horse game add up to pain for British dad

stockA British father is in a sea of financial pain after his daughter reportedly racked up a £4000 bill in add-ons for downloadable games, one of them a popular horse game.

Lee Neale, 42, has told British media he may have to sell his vehicles to meet the bill, racked up by his 8-year-old daughter, Lily, on his iPad after she saw him enter his password on the tablet.

The bills reportedly ran to more than £2000 in just six days and more than £4000 over five months.

In all, there were 74 transactions.

Neale told reporters his daughter was not aware she was being charged “real money”. He says there is little sign that the iTunes store will back down over the charges.

He said he was also disappointed that his bank did not alert him to the issue.

The daughter was playing games that included My Horse, Campus Life, Hay Day, and Smurf’s Village.

The games are free to download, but there are many extras that users can buy.

Horsetalk.co.nz

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