Amazon begins refunding up to $70m in kids' app purchasesStaff Writer | May 31, 2017
Amazon has begun offering refunds of up to $70 million to consumers for unauthorized purchases made by their children using an app.
Retail Amazon agreed to make the refunds
The Federal Trade Commission said Amazon didn't inform consumers that children could make purchases inside a free game app. The children could make the purchases without a password.
In a release, the FTC said all eligible consumers should have received an email from Amazon.
Consumers can also go to a refund website or they may log into their Amazon.com account and go to the Message Center for information on requesting a refund.
The deadline for submitting refund requests is May 28, 2018. ■