There’s no denying that using Amazon’s Kindle is easy. A few years ago; however, it was a little too easy when it came to making in-app purchases, and a ton of kids managed to run up high bills on Mom and Dad’s credit card without anyone realizing until it was too late.
Recently, the FTC announced that it will be offering refunds for some of those unauthorized purchases, specifically in-app purchases that happened on Amazon devices between November 2011 and May 2016. The ease of purchase was cited as one reason, as was the fact that some in-app purchases made it hard for people to realize they were spending real money rather than a game-specific currency. If your kiddo went on a spending spree on your Kindle during that roughly five year time span, then you could potentially get some if not all of that cash back.
If you’re eligible for a refund, then Amazon should have sent you an email letting you know. If you didn’t get a note; however, you can still check to see if you’re owed any cash.
To do so, click here and then log into your Amazon account. Once you do, you’ll either see all of the purchases that are eligible for a refund on the page, or a note letting you know none of your purchases qualify. Amazon is giving out up to $70 million, so there’s a decent chance if you bought apps around then you’re entitled to at least a few dollars.
Once you discover what you’re entitled to, follow the steps on the page to apply for a to a refund sometime between now and May 28, 2018.