March 9, 2014

Apple agrees to refund $32.5M for kids' purchases - Yahoo News

 
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jackie Nussbaum knew her son liked playing DragonVale on the family iPad — a colorful game with soothing music and chirping birds where kids raise adorable baby dragons. What she didn't realize was that he was buying virtual gems — with real money — to build his dragon park as part of the game.

When she opened her credit card statement, she saw a slew of charges from Apple, totaling $600 in one day.

"I thought it was a mistake, that someone had stolen my credit card," said Nussbaum, a mother of two children in Westerville, Ohio. Apple told her the charges were valid purchases from the game DragonVale.

 "I almost choked," she said in an interview. "It was shocking."

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