Thursday, 6 October 2016

Boy racks up 100,000 euro bill with Google - advertising his brass band

A 12-year-old Spanish boy who set up a website to promote his brass band has accidentally racked up a bill of 100,000 euros in advertising fees.
In August, Jose Javier - from the city of Torrevieja - created an account with AdWords, a Google pay-per-click service.
He was under the impression people clicking on the adverts would earn him money.
But instead he was charged every time someone clicked on the link. Oops...