Taking a Bite Out of Apple
Wow! A $2,600 pet hotel bill? And the family didn’t even have a pet. That’s how much one little girl spent on a ‘free downloaded app’ that required purchases of coins to get virtual pets and to feed them treats.
The FTC determined Apple has to refund $32.5 million (that’s a lot of virtual pets and treats) because they did not make it clear that children were making purchases. Single purchases ranged from $.99-$99 (which even as typing it seems a little deceptive-if you look quickly thinking it’s about 1 dollar but it’s really $100). And if any of you have ever been in a Candy Crush coma, well enough said.
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