Amazon like all e-commerce sites is one of the easiest ways to shop. Just lie back on your couch and click!! You’ve made a purchase from their phone app. As simple as that sounds for you, it’s the same for kids who may be click clicking and purchasing without your consent.
But!! Here is some fantastic news to good to be true but t actually is. Amazon is refunding $70 million, yes!! You heard right upto $70 m for all in app purchase made by kids without parental consent.
1 Amazon agrees to compensate $70 million in refunds
The FTC retail giant has just set the stage for a potential $70 M in refunds for in app purchases made by kids between November 2011 to May 2016. They have agreed to set aside their own appeals in such cases agreeing to the refund.
Last year there were several cases against Amazon where a court found that the online retail had allowed kids to make purchases without authorization or consent from parents. It is in app purchases that are the biggest revenue source for Amazon and games are the most likely attraction compelling kids to make random purchases without their parent’s knowledge.