Use the refund to buy the kids a ball, then send ’em outside to play: Amazon To Refund $70M of In-app Purchases Made By Kids

There was a time, not so long ago, when kids could pretty easily rack up a hefty bill with unauthorized in-app purchases on their parents’ mobile devices, Mom and Dad only learning about it when they saw their credit card bill. Indeed, the ease with which such transactions could be made ended up getting several tech giants into big trouble with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

While Apple and Google agreed to reimburse parents to the tune of millions of dollars several years ago, Amazon has been challenging the FTC’s demands to cough up. Until this week.

The FTC said on Tuesday that Amazon has finally agreed to refund affected customers for inappropriate purchases made via its app store between November 2011 and May 2016. Details of the refund program, which is reportedly worth a colossal $70 million, will be announced soon by the online retailer.

Source: Victory For Parents! Amazon To Refund $70M of In-app Purchases Made By Kids | Digital Trends

Hat tip Breitbart: Amazon to Refund $70 Million to Parents for Childrens’ Unauthorized App Store Purchases 

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