Google Sued By Mother After Son Racks Up In-App Purchases | Ubergizmo

Countless parents have been in this situation where their kids rack up insane amounts of in-app purchases, often digital currency, paid for by real money charged to the parents’ accounts. Certain bait apps exist in both the App Store and Google Play Store which entice users, games gear this towards kids, to make in-app purchases. Such apps are often free, but offer items as expensive as $99.99. A woman from New York has filed a lawsuit against Google after her five year old son spent $65.95 on “Crystals” using a Samsung Galaxy tablet, a digital currency utilized in Marvel Run Jump Smash! game.

The problem here is a 30 minute window which opens up after the account owner authorizes an app or in-app purchase. […]

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Jim Woods is president of The Jim Woods Group. A management consulting firm. Go here to see his work www.jimwoodsgroup.com. He advises and speaks to organizations large and small on how to increase top line growth in times of uncertainty and complexity. Some of his speaking and consulting clients include: U.S. Army, MITRE Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Whirlpool, and 3M. See more at his website www.jimwoodsgroup.com.

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