A 12-year-old in Spain racked up a $112000 bill when he apparently confused Google’s AdWords and AdSense platforms. The service Javier was looking for, AdSense, allows people to make money from advertisements on their page.
José Javier, a trumpet player in a band called Los Salerosos, racked up a $112,000 (€100,000) bill when he was trying to promote his band via Google’s googl advertising platform AdSense. But he confused it with Google’s other advertising platform, AdWords, according to CNBC.
Javier apparently didn’t realize that AdWords charges the account holder each time someone clicks on their advertisement. AdSense, the platform he intended to use, allows people to make money from their advertisements.