As part of a $19 million settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over unauthorized in-app purchases, Google is now sending out email notices to customers that may have been affected. Pretty much anyone who made an in-app purchase between March 1st, 2011 and November 18th, 2014 is eligible for refund and can request one after reviewing purchases made on their Google account.
“We understand some parents might have been charged for in-app purchases made by young children who did not have permission to make those purchases. As a result, we’ve added tools to help parents avoid unauthorized in-app purchases by their young children. We are also offering refunds in certain cases in line with our agreement with the FTC.”
You wont have to rush either. Customers have until December 2nd, 2015 to request refunds on any in-app purchases their kids made without their knowledge. Or you know, anything you regret paying for after a drunken evening on the couch.