A lot of games these days are adopting the free-to-play model, where the game itself is free but developers earn money either through in-game ads or purchases. We’ve come across many horror stories of parents discovering thousands in credit card bills, but these are usually done by kids who might not know better.

Unfortunately for a Singaporean father, his 18-year old daughter managed to rack up a whopping SGD$20,000 (~$15,000) worth on in-app purchases in popular gacha game, Genshin Impact. This is according to a report from The Straits Times where the dad got a call from his bank informing him of a missed payment worth $15,000.

The purchases were made after the daughter used her Grab account (Asia’s version of Uber) to link it to the game. The father had initially provided his credit card to his daughter to cover her transportation expenses when she used Grab, but it seems that the daughter managed to link her Grab account to the game, which in turn allowed her to make purchases through it.

The good news is that the dad managed to recover half the amount that was spent, but apparently this was done out of goodwill, but still, $7,000 is a lot of money to be spending on a video game. According to lawyer Lionel Tan, as the daughter was aged 18 and is of legal age to enter into contracts, it would be hard to argue that she did not know what she was doing.

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