Amazon begins refunding up to $70m in kids' app purchases
In April, Amazon agreed to make the refunds after the company decided not to appeal a District Court last year that the e-commerce powerhouse illegally billed customers for the purchases between November 2011 and May 2016.
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. ■