Tencent Games has updated its warning system for account holders when minors overspend on its platform. The system will send out a warning when underage players are suspected of spending RMB 500 or more per month.

The system, entitled “Underage User Game Spending Reminder” (未成年人遊戲消費提醒, our translation), previously had a threshold of RMB 500 per day. However, this has now been amended to the same amount but over the period of a month.

The previous amount would allow minors to spend up to RMB 15,000 over a 30 day period and could amount to enormous charges for QQ account holders.

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Chris Udemans

Christopher Udemans is a Shanghai-based data and graphics reporter. He covers Chinese artificial intelligence, mobility, and cybersecurity. You can contact him at chrisudemans [at] technode [dot] com.