If you're not familiar with Roblox, it's an online platform that allows users to create their own games -- which often requires in-game purchases.
Phoenix resident Kayla Howard found this out the hard way when she received a call from her bank.
"They explained to me that there was a total of seven unauthorized charges on my account,"
- Howard says. The charges totaled $897, which caused an overdraft on her account. It turns out the culprit was her 7-year-old son, who spent the money on Roblox.
- Left with no money for Christmas gifts, Howard is now fighting with Roblox for a refund. While she admits she should have kept a better eye on her son's online activities, she notes he has autism -- so he shouldn't be held accountable for the charges.
"Sometimes, as busy parents, we do overlook things," Howard says. “He’s 7. He has autism. You know it’s hard for him to recognize consequences for his actions. That’s what he’s working on."