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If you are also one of those game addicts, who can’t restrain themselves from playing all those thrilling games on the App Store, we might have some news for you. You must have seen many deals you get, when you play free games, for which you have to pay some money. But be careful because now even playing free games are not that safe. A policeman in UK is about to sue his own son because of some serious issues occurred with some free Apps. Check out the details after the jump.
PC Doug Crossan, was shocked after he received his credit card company’s bill. He got a bill of £3,700, which came after his son was done with the purchasing of some FREE apps from the app store. According to Crossan, his son, Cameron had no idea that he was being charged for all those apps, which he thought were free .
Now Doug Crossan is demanding Apple to return his money back or else he will take this matter to higher level and will have to report against it. But it seems that Apple is not going to refund the money back and this issue will move on as being fraudulent.
Crossan had already contacted Action Fraud Help Line and now it’s in the police’s hand on how they handle this matter. He said that he is sure that his son had no such intention but he still wants his money back even if that means putting his son in the questioning seat.
Crossan said that his son had downloaded about 300 apps, most of them were free and he only bought an in-app extras, and one of them was a virtual chest of gold coins costing £77.9. But Apple is really not going to pay back the money until, well, unless the police tells them to do so.
According to some previous reports, it is expected that Apple will introduce some additional purchasing warnings that will inform the customers if any additional charges are being applied. The lawsuit consists of full details about, which apps are free and what type of additional charges will be applied.
Apple cleared its side by saying ” parental responsibility and pointing out that iPads contain password locks to prevent accidental or unwanted purchases”. Apple has previously contacted some of its users who had same issues but no positive response has come from Apple’s side, except one time when a five-year old had done the same thing. Apple and its users, both should be careful while downloading these apps.
What are your thoughts on this?