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Apple "App" Purchase Settlement

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    NEWSLETTERS

    iPhone app games have not just become a source of fun, but now a source of income for some developers.

    If your kids went on a spending spree buying games and apps from the iTunes store without your consent, you may be entitled to some money from Apple.

    Apple has agreed to a settlment stemming from a lawsuit filed back in 2011. Parents complained that their children were downloading apps and making in-app purchases in the iTunes store without their parents consent or permission. All in all, the settlement could cost Apple $100 million in payments back to parents.

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    You may be eligible for a settlement benefit if before May 2, 2013, your child purchased apps or in-app purchases without your knowledge or permission. If the claim is for less than $30, Apple may issue you a $5 iTunes store credit or $5 check if your iTunes account is no longer active.

    If the $5 store credit doesn't cut it for you, you'll need to identify and submit the names of the apps that were charged without permission.

    For more information and to file a claim yourself, click here.