Teenager who mistook Google AdWords for AdSense now owes tech giant 1,20,000 USD

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Teenager who mistook Google AdWords for AdSense now owes tech giant 1,20,000 USD

A 12-year-old Spanish boy, Jose Javier, resident of Torrevieja in Spain, wanted to become a famous YouTuber and thought he will get paid through Google's Adsense but ended up using Google AdWords and paying for advertising.
Google's AdSense program pays content creators and website owners for ad space but Google AdWords is used by companies and individuals to pay Google for advertising.
"We have analyzed this case and we haven't received payment from this particular user. We will proceed to cancel the user's pending AdWords balance. Many online services, including Google AdWords, have age restrictions policies in place. We know how important it is to keep the family environment safe on the Internet. That's why parents have our Safety Center available", read Google's statement as reported by Themerkle.

Inma Quesada, Jose's mother, had no clue what exactly her son was doing. The 12-year-old boy had decided to start an online 'adventure' with his friend and both of them thought that they will get paid via advertising revenue but what happened was the exact opposite
Jose entered a personal bank account number in Google's AdWords dashboard and eventually Google's charges rose from $20 to $22,000.
Noticing this activity, the bank called the parents to alert them and Jose's mother said punished Jose. She does not know how he could spend that much money when he had limited access to his personal computer.
Google is said to have asked for only a bank account number and a name and had no other requisites.

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