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Eight-year-old daughter secretly buys $1,150 worth of Kmart toys on mom’s phone

Mom left in shock after her eight-year-old daughter secretly bought $1,150 worth of camping gear and Harry Potter toys from Kmart while ‘playing’ on her phone

  • An eight-year-old girl secretly bought $1,150 worth of camping and leisure gear
  • The youngster was using her mother’s phone when she made the secret purchase
  • She paid the loot to her mother’s Afterpay and that’s how she was caught


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A mother has revealed how her eight-year-old daughter managed to earn a $1,150 Kmart bill on Afterpay after playing on her phone.

The youngster, who bought camping gear and Harry Potter Lego, seemed to hint at a family vacation in nature with the purchases.

Her mother, recognizing the humor in the situation in retrospect, said Kmart was able to cancel the order with a 10-person tent.

A mom has revealed how her daughter spent more than $1,000 on Kmart online after using her phone

A mom has revealed how her daughter spent more than $1,000 on Kmart online after using her phone

The youngster bought Harry Potter Lego, including this tower

The youngster bought Harry Potter Lego, including this tower

She also bought a tent for ten people

She also bought a tent for ten people

The youngster bought a tent for ten people and Harry Potter Lego during her little shopping trip

The young girl also bought a single bed, a flocked air mattress, a pillow, blankets, pots and pans and cups and cutlery.

And for entertainment during the trip, the child ordered a box of Harry Potter books, some Harry Potter themed Lego and a microscope.

The mother also shared photos of her Afterpay announcement, which showed four payments of $287.36 over two months.

Many commented on the funny scenario, saying that they would have bought similar things.

“I would die, but at least you know she has good taste,” said one woman.

Others doubted an eight-year-old girl could navigate Kmart and Afterpay without help.

“I can’t believe people think her eight-year-old can’t do this. My seven year old would be. It doesn’t take a genius,” argued one mother.

Others agreed that all their payment information is logged in permanently.

“All kids need to know to do this is their parents’ four-digit PIN, and most probably do,” said another woman.

She also bought this box set of Harry Potter books - camping gear and even an air mattress

She also bought this box set of Harry Potter books - camping gear and even an air mattress

She also bought this box set of Harry Potter books – camping gear and even an air mattress

Others criticized the mother for letting her daughter use her phone.

“My phone is mine, my children are only allowed to touch it in emergencies,” said one mother.

“Well, I think you’ve learned a lesson and don’t want to let your eight-year-old play with your phone,” said another.

Other moms revealed that they had experienced something similar because “it’s so easy for kids to use PayPal and Afterpay.”

A mother said her son made $300 on her PayPal while using his game console.

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