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Free Smurf App sending kids on spending sprees

Funny story out of Jessica Guynn on LATimes Blogs about the newly released Smurf game that was recently released for the iPad and how kids are racking up charges with in-app purchases.

Smurfberries. One California mom realized her 4-year-old had spent $66.88 on virtual Smurf stuff in the game on the iPad before she figured it out and stopped him. Fortunately he did not discover the “wheelbarrow” option, which can be purchased with two taps and sets you back a whopping $59.99.

“My biggest concern was them scratching the screen. Never in my wildest dreams did I think they would be charging things on it,” the mom told the Associated Press.

Community Comments

#1 Dave Stephens
December/11/2010
@ 3:27 pm

Well Smurf me running! That sucks…

#2 Rich Diesslin
December/11/2010
@ 3:35 pm

A smurfy scam … who’d a thunk it. I suspect Gargamel.

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