Singaporean Dad Shocked After Being Charged RM61,766 For In-Game Purchase

A Singaporean dad was appalled when his credit card was charged S$20,000, which is around RM61,766 after his 18-year-old daughter's in-game spending spree.

According to Malay Mail, Lim Cheng Mong was taken aback when his bank told him that he had missed the huge overdue payments. “Initially, I thought I was scammed.”

“But then the credit card company said that these were legitimate transactions and there was nothing the company could do,” he said.

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He added that his credit card was linked to his daughter’s Grab account to cover her transportation expenses. 

He then discovered that she had misused his card and had linked her Grab e-Wallet to a popular game called Genshin Impact and went on a six-week spending spree to buy in-game merchandise to upgrade her avatar. 

“I told her off that the money she used was a lot of money and worth one year of school fees if she studied overseas. A huge sum was spent in the blink of an eye,” he said. 

Oh no! Moms and dads, please make sure you are aware of what your kids do online!

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat