Gaming: Kids empties parents account in failed attempt to buy Messi on FIFA 19



About four kids reportedly emptied their parents’ bank account in a desperate but ‘failed attempt’ to unlock ‘buy’ Lionel Messi on Fifa 19 from Barcelona to their desired team.

It seems they have forgotten the Argentine wouldn’t leave Camp Nou for any amount.

They have now had their Nintendo Switch console confiscated “indefinitely” after £550 was spent on player packs in just three weeks.

Users of the gaming software can sign different players to improve their team, but will only see what they have won once the payment is made.

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After their father treated to them one player pack, the four children decided to splash the cash on his bank card without asking.

According to one of the parents, Thomas Carter and his wife they just got to know when their card was declined because the account was empty.

On BBC another parent,Mr Carter, from Hampshire said: “I just never thought [the children] would do it.”

However,Nintendo have agreed on a full refund and have removed all of the purchased players.

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The disgruntled dad has suggested that Fifa’s unethical method of buying packs encourages users to gamble.

“You pay £40 for the game, which is a lot of money in itself, but then the only way to get a great team is essentially by gambling.

“They spent £550 and they still never got their favourite player, Lionel Messi.”

But there are several ways to limit spending on games consoles including the Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 or iPhone/iPad.


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