Those damn surprise mechanics!
A Mom and Dad in the UK were shocked to see that they had a nearly £550 bill from Nintendo Europe after just three weeks, and they couldn't understand why. What on earth could have caused such an astronomical charge in such a short amount of time? Turns out the kids were to blame, as was their interest in FIFA 19's microtransactions.
The pair's children had gone nuts purchasing packs from FIFA 19, which cost about £8 a pop. The kids just keep spending and spending to get players, which lead to the £550 bill. The best part of it all is that the kids never got Lionel Messi, the player they were hoping to get above all others.
At least the story has a happy ending for the parents. Nintendo has refunded all the charges, and all purchased packs have been removed from the game. The parents also admit that they didn't go through the steps of setting up a unique pin to block charges without confirmation from one of them. A lesson learned the hard way...at least, for a little while.