8-year-old girl spends $1400 in Smurfs Village game for iPad


One of the sneakier elements of iPad and mobile games (actually, all social games) is that while they're free to download and play there are many in-game purchases that can add up quickly to massive amounts of real world dollars. Imagine the surprise as mother Stephanie Kay received a bill for $1400 from her 8 year old daughter Madison having just a bit too much fun in the iPad game Smurfs Village.