Last year Amazon was found guilty of allowing unauthorized in-app purchases to be made by children by not providing a way to get a parent’s consent ahead of the purchase. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has just announced that Amazon has agreed to stop appealing the court findings and start a refund program. It was also announced that the refund amount could very well be more than $70 million!
The FTC rejected Amazon’s request to use gift cards because they could still reap the benefits of lost or unused gift cards.
So if your children made in-app purchases between November 2011 and May 2016 without your consent, keep an eye out for this refund program due to be announced shortly.