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Apple refunding on in-app purchases

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Updated: 1/15 2:34 pm
 WASHINGTON (WTVA) -- There's good news for parents who've discovered that their kids have made purchases, without their permission, while using their iPads or iPhones to play games or use other mobile apps.

Under a settlement made with the Federal Trade Commission, Apple will refund at least $32.5 million to consumers for purchases made by kids when playing games on apps advertised as free to download.

The charges are racked up when kids buy imaginary items on the apps-- like make-believe currency, or food for their make-believe dragon -- using real money.

Some parents have seen charges in the thousands of dollars.

The Federal Trade Commission says Apple is going to have to make it more obvious that an actual purchase, with actual money, is taking place.

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