7-yr-old spends £250 in an hr on Facebook

London: A seven-year-old Brit girl unknowingly spent 250 pounds in an hour on a Facebook game – in front of her parents.

The girl named Megan Fox asked to play Petville - an online game where users can buy virtual clothes and furniture for a make-believe pet.

However, dad Matthew, 35, had forgotten to log off his stored PayPal payment details.

When he received a billing for 400 dollars for Megan``s games session, he was left shocked.

Thereafter, Matthew and wife Dawn, 33, pleaded with Facebook and PayPal for a refund but were refused.

The couple, from Birmingham, doesn’t let Megan have her own Facebook account so Matthew allowed her to log into his as he sat nearby.

“She was playing the game, asking which dresses we preferred. We played along, not realizing she was actually spending money. I was mortified when I found what had happened,” the Sun quoted the father as saying.

The site’s rules say the account holder is responsible if someone in the household makes purchases.

“We urge parents to take responsibility for their kids,” Facebook representative replied.