A single mum says 'Christmas is canceled' after spending more than £ 3,000 on credit card buying Xbox game add-ons.
Little Leon Berriedale-Johnson spent his mother Martine's cash with the extras on Minecraft and Roblox.
The schoolboy spent £ 3,120 as he played online with his pals during a three-week period.
Martine just found out how much cash had been flowing out of her account.
Now she fears the family is ready to make a living.
The mum-of-two said: "I'd put in my card details once for him to buy an add-on for a game for £ 4.99.
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"That's supposed to be a one-off special treat.
"I had no idea that my details had been saved on the system and Leon was still using my card to buy more online."
On August 16 alone, the eight-year-old made 19 purchases which came to a staggering total of £ 978.81.
Two days later he almost splashed seven more times, including a single buy worth £ 199.99.
Martine, who is a full time mum to two-year-old Eddie, added: "When I saw my credit card, I went crazy. I told him I was selling his Xbox. "
The 40-year-old, of Brighton, East Sussex, said that her credit card bill usually comes to £ 30 a month, most of which is made up of Amazon orders and takeaways.
Martine does not know how to do it. It's 100 times more than the typical monthly amount thanks to Leon's online splurge.
She said, "I'm a single mum and I already struggle to put food on the table.
"But I'm always really careful with my finances. I just do not know how I am going to pay this bill. "
She even said that because of naughty Leon's online spending, her boys will not get any Christmas presents.
She said, "I've told the boys Christmas is canceled and they're not getting any toys.
"I do not even know if I'll be able to afford Christmas dinner after this."
Martine said that Leon was very upset when he realized what he had done.
She said, "He did not understand the financial consequences.
"But now I've explained it to him and he realises what he did."
Martine says that's what it's all about.
She says this is why he is able to rack up a huge debt without his mum noticing.
Martine contacted Microsoft, who said they had a 14-day window for refunds.
Because Leon has made the most of her purchases between three and four weeks ago, Martine is not ready to go back.
Microsoft has been approached for comment.