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Apple opens site to honour settlement claims for wrongful in-app purchases

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 11:04 GMT By Dave Cook

Apple has opened a new site to honour settlement claims from consumers following a class action lawsuit against the company. The site is accepting claims from parents who have been charged for in-app purchases made without permission by their children.

Back in February, Apple agreed to settle the lawsuit by offering those affected by unknown in-app purchase costs a $5 credit voucher for iTunes, and where the costs exceed $30, a cash refund. The settlement was said to concern some 23 million customers.

Today, The settlement site is live, and states that all apps bearing an age rating of 4+, 9+ and 12+ offering in-app purchases of ‘consumable game currency’ are being considered by the campaign.

To claim, users must have been charged for in-app currency unknowingly by their children, and are ineligible if they knowingly entered their password for said transactions.

Claimants have until January 13, 2014 to apply for compensation.

Let us know if you were affected below.

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  1. ps3fanboy

    how nice of them….

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Old MacDonald

    In-app purchases should be banned or at least severely policed in any apps meant for kids. There are absolutely no valid reasons to target kids with such business models.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. OlderGamer

    Joe Camel says “Cool man!”

    #3 1 year ago