FarmVille fiasco: British lad spends $1,375 on his farm

Farmville bill adds up to real money
Farmville bill adds up to real money

FarmVille, the social networking game that allows players to tend a virtual farm tcomplete with crops and livestock, is a beloved pastime for many Facebook members, but for one fan it turned into a financial fiasco.

In just two weeks, a child in England spent $1,375 fixing up his "farm," blowing almost $450 of his own money and putting $959 more on his mother's credit card, the Guardian reported. The only crop that child is reaping now is his mom's ire. The mom, who chose to remain anonymous, told the Guardian that FarmVille owner Zynga has refused to give her a refund because the boy shares the same address as the credit card holder.