This father was shocked when he received a $9000 dollar bill because his son was doing this on Xbox

Consider this one a parent’s nightmare for the ages. You’ve really got to feel for this poor Canadian guy…

An Ontario father received a nasty shock when his credit card bill revealed his 17-year-old son had spent nearly $9,000 playing an Xbox soccer game.

Lance Perkins, who runs a convenience store in the city of Pembroke, had given his son a credit card to use for emergencies and purchases for the family business.

He told Global News: ‘When I saw my bill, I tripped over a broom and smashed my head on the shelf and called my son right away.

‘$8,860 is more than the average guy’s mortgage payment for a year. Spent on a game. For me that’s not a game anymore.’

Perkins originally received a $7625.88 bill, but was then sent an even larger statement, which lists his son’s purchases at $8,860.

The teenager thought he would incur a one-time charge for the game, and unknowingly racked up the massive fee for purchases in the FIFA series of soccer games.

Perkins told CBC: ‘He’s just as sick as I am, [because] he never believed he was being charged for every transaction, or every time he went into the game.

This part probably goes without saying…

‘There will never be another Xbox system — or any gaming system — in my home.’

The sad part about this for Perkins is there is nothing he can do about it. MBNA, his credit card company, says that unless he wants to charge his son with fraud they can’t dispute the charges on the card.

But racking up $8,800 in credit card charges to play video games? That’s a whole lot of time spent playing. Sounds like the son could use a job after school to help pay off that debt.

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