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Kid Uses Sleeping Mom’s Fingerprint to Order Pokemon Gifts on iPhone

Parents think Amazon app was hacked after seeing $250 purchase

When her mom was asleep, a six-year-old kid used her mother’s fingerprint to buy 13 Pokemon gifts on the Amazon app on iPhone.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Ashlynd Howell thought she’d buy herself something nice just days before Christmas. When her parents thought their Amazon account was hacked, Ashlynd told them she was “shopping.” The six-year-old also assured them that she got the shipping address right.

In total, Ashlynd’s mother Bethany Howell had to pay $250 in Pokemon gifts. She was only allowed to return four of the items and told Ashlynd that Santa Claus had learned of her daughter’s little scheme and wouldn’t be bringing the rest of the gifts.

According to CNET, the Federal Trade Commission hit Apple, Google and Amazon with complaints that they were making it too easy for kids to make in-app purchases.

Last year, Kanye West complained on Twitter that his daughter, North, was spending too much money on in-app purchases on his tablet.

“F— any game company that puts in-app purchases on kids games!!!” tweeted the rapper. “That makes no sense!!! We give the iPad to our child and every 5 minutes there’s a new purchase!!! If a game is made for a 2 year old, just allow them to have fun and give the parents a break for Christ sake.”