A viral TikTok video showed how a child used a password reset bypass to buy more than $800 worth of in-game Roblox purchases.
Linzy Taylor released a video about her ten-year-old spending approximately $800 on Roblox items. Roblox is a popular game that also sells in-game cosmetics and skin items for users. The child in question used the device passcode to bypass the App Store restriction by going to the game and initiating an in-app purchase and choosing ‘forgot my password’ and then putting in the device passcode to set up a new one.
The Apple device did not have Screen Time set up, which will require the Apple ID password to complete in-app purchases. Unfortunately, Taylor did not know about the security option and will have used it if she knew about it. Unfortunately, the damage has already been done.
Taylor filed a refund request with Apple but the status is currently pending.