Parents to Get Refund from Amazon for Kid's In-app Game Purchases

Parents, rejoice: Amazon has agreed to refund as much as $70 million to  customers whose kids made unauthorized in-app game purchases between  November 2011 and May 2016. 

According to the FTC, "Amazon offers many  children’s apps in its app store for download to mobile devices such as  the Kindle Fire. Amazon’s setup allowed children playing these kids’  games to spend unlimited amounts of money to pay for virtual items  within the apps such as 'coins,' 'stars,' and 'acorns' without parental  involvement." 

Incidents that have occurred as a result of this include a  user's 6-year-old, who couldn't read, clicking buttons at random on her  Kindle and racking up several unauthorized charges. Another consumer's  daughter managed to blow $358.42. 

Amazon has since updated its service  so that any in-app purchase over $20 requires a parental control  password or PIN.

Source:  Buzzfeed

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