Let's hope she can't read those pre-approved credit offers
Here's a good reason to set up password protected Windows accounts at home: Little Pipi Quinlan, age three, of Stanmore Bay north of Auckland, NZ purchased a construction digger for £8,000 on an auction site.
She didn't get to the auction site from scratch, but she continued browsing the diggers her mother was looking at on the TradeMe auction site, New Zealand's answer to eBay. Now, mum was looking for toy diggers, but left up a page of real diggers, one of which Pipi bought early in the morning before her parents were awake.
Mum found out about it from an email congratulating her on winning the auction and assuring her she would find the digger more than satisfactory. But it was the bill for NZ$20,000 that left her gobsmacked. Fortunately, the seller of the digger was a sport about it and reversed the sale.
So let this be a lesson to you online shoppers used to leaving your browsers open. Log out or use a screen saver with a password, lest your cat take a nap on the keyboard and accidentally buy you 4 million pairs of latex thong knickers.