MSE News: Children's online games referred to watchdog for investigation

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Three online games could be investigated by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) over paid for extra game features ...
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Children's online games referred to watchdog for investigation


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  • Johnmcl7Johnmcl7 Forumite
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    The article seems to miss the most obvious way of avoiding big bills which is simply not to attach debit/credit card to your app store account. Top up cards are easy to find in stores and online, I use them for the Xbox, Sony Network and Play Store even though there's no-one else accessing them as it protects my credit cards from fraud.

  • Former_MSE_PalomaFormer_MSE_Paloma Former MSE
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    Hi Johnmcl7 - I've updated the article with further information as Apple has now got back to me to confirm the steps needed to turn off in-app purchases and to remove the method of payment from the account.

    Many thanks, MSE Paloma
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