One Million UK Kids Make Illicit Online Purchases

Nearly one million UK children are using their parents’ credit cards to shop online without their knowledge, says CPP.A survey of 8-16 year olds by the ‘life assistance’ company — it sells insurance products — revealed that children are spending on average of £25 (US$48) for every illicit purchase. However, 5 percent are shelling out between £75 and £150 a time, racking up to £191m annually.

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