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Amazon owes parents up to $70 million due to accidental in-app purchases

Posted at 1:08 PM, Apr 05, 2017

Amazon customers are due as much as $70 million in refunds after kids made purchases from mobile devices without permission.

  • The case started in 2014 when the Federal Trade Commission sued Amazon.
  • Amazon claimed their real-time notices should have been enough to inform parents about accidental purchases made by their kids, but the FTC disagreed.
  • A federal judge ruled against Amazon, saying the company was liable for the exchanges.
  • Details on how parents can go about getting a refund will be announced sometime shortly.