5-Year-Old Spent $3,000 At Amazon Without Her Mom Knowing

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There are times when little children have a difficult time waiting patiently and quietly. For example, during a car ride, waiting in line for something, or while sitting at a table at a restaurant, children might start to squirm and act up if they don’t have something to keep them busy.

Sometimes a desperate parent will hand over his or her phone to their young child as a source of entertainment. Perhaps the child would be entertained by watching a movie, listening to a song or playing a game on the parent’s phone; however, parents, this story is a warning. Be sure you know what your children are doing on your phone if you choose to let them use it.

One mom was in the car with her 5-year-old daughter, and she decided to let her daughter play a game on her phone. The mom was driving, so she wasn’t paying attention to what exactly her daughter was doing. It turns out she wasn’t playing a game.

The 5-year-old girl was actually shopping on Amazon. She placed an order totaling over $3000, and her mother didn’t even know about it until the boxes arrived at her door. That’s when she figured out what happened.

One thing we love about Amazon is that returns are usually pretty easy, but in this case, the mother learned that the items her daughter ordered were nonrefundable. Thankfully, when she explained what happened, Amazon made an exception and let her return everything.

Watch the video below to see what the little girl ordered and to find out what the little girl’s mother told her after she found out what happened.

If you have young children, do you ever let them use your phone? What would you do if your children placed an order while on your phone? Do you think the 5-year-old in this story knew she was ordering the items on the phone’s screen, or do you think the order was an accident?