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Teenager Uses Moms Credit Card to Spend $20,000 in Twitch Donations

A fortnite crazed teenager has donated $20,000 in donations, bits and subs using his mothers debit card. After failing to get any help or actual response from twitch, she resorted to posting in reddit for advice.

20k in donations by minor in 17 days from r/Twitch

“My minor child spent almost $20k using a debit card on subscriptions & donations, cleaning out my bank accts without my knowledge or permission. Years of savings gone in 17 days. No response from customer service in over 2 wks, no response to certified mail to CEO or Amazon legal. Does anyone know if I can get this money back or how to get a response?”

The post gained a lot of traction and many streamers have reached out to help the anonymous mother with advice on how to resolve the situation, many suggestion the mother contact the bank.

“I contacted my bank as soon as I found out and they froze all of our accounts, and his debit card was canceled,” she said. “Unless I press charges against my son, they will not help as this is considered friendly fraud.”

Fortnite mom has been keeping a very level head and trying to make the most out of this situation, hoping for this to be a major lesson for her son.

“I work too many hours, and have not paid close enough attention to what he was doing online,” she said. “His internet knowledge has absolutely surpassed mine… My focus now though is trying to figure out why he did it so I can make sure this is the one giant mistake he makes in his life.”

Personally I have dealt with this myself in my own streaming realm. These situations also suck for the streamers because they end up having to give the money back, and are often charged a $30 fee. Hopefully this situation can be resolved with the most minimum cost.

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