Australian Council on Children and the Media

ACCC acts on children's in-app purchases September 12, 2013

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission intends to act on potentially misleading free computer games and apps that trick children into spending their parents' money on in-game purchases.

ACCC staff will examine the 300 most popular free apps  to see how they are being promoted and if children and parents are being misled.

The organisation will use the results of their survey to pressure the companies that sell apps through their online stores to improve transparency for Australian consumers.

Read more about this on The Age website

Go to the ACCC website to read about how to avoid unexpected bills by knowing how to prevent unauthorised in-app purchases on your smartphone or tablet.