Except no one uses them and if something were to get weird with a kid in say Minecraft the story doesn't change regardless of whether parental controls were there.When so much of Nintendos bottom line relies on younger kids, I'm not going to disparage them for taking the super safe route.This needs to get approved so the message to stay away from this scam gets out to gamers I got message too.
Anyone who does this is clearly going to have some sort of credit card fraud happen so I would advise to stay far away from this.
It's sad that these companies should have to try to inform better, but it's also sad the media likes to make this into the fault of the console maker, instead of trying to make the perpetrator the actual problem, and using the oppurtunity to actually inform parents that certain features exist.
Some are more responsible, but when's the last time you saw more than a paragraph that these features existed at the end of an article or report on such matters.
I've got these messages a few times now and I block and report them.
The last time I got this message I played along to see what they were up to.