Apple compensating for unauthorised in-app purchases

If your ward has blown up a lot of your money behind in-app purchases that he isn’t authorised for, this new information will bring you some respite. A


If your ward has blown up a lot of your money behind in-app purchases that he isn’t authorised for, this new information will bring some respite. A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit filed against Apple. Complainants had alleged that the Cupertino brand allowed minors to bill their in-app purchases of game currency to the iTunes accounts of their parents, without the latter’s knowledge or permission.

 

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The In re Apple In-App Purchase Litigation administrator now informs all those who’ve been affected by such unauthorised in-app purchases that they can seek compensation before January 13, 2014. The compensation is for certain Qualified Apps from the games category in the App Store. These apps come with an age rating of 4+, 9+, or 12+.
 


To be eligible for an iTunes Store credit or cash refund, a user ought to have paid for the Qualified Game Currency Charges that a minor billed to his iTunes account without his knowledge or permission. A user is also eligible for iTunes Store credit or cash refund if he did not put in his password to authorise any currency purchases or give his password to a minor. He must also not have received a refund from Apple for those charges.

In addition to that, those eligible can pick between getting a single $5 iTunes Store credit or receive credit that is equal to the total amount of the in-app game currency purchase that a minor billed to this account within a single 45 day period. To be eligible for cash refund from the company a user should not have an active iTunes account anymore. He is also eligible if his claims exceed $30 in all.


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