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    Default Help! DD just downloaded $250.00 in app purchases from iTunes!

    I don't know how DD figured out the password but she just downloaded $250.00 in app purchases. I have gone to the purchase history and clicked report a problem with all the apps that she purchased.

    The ipad is almost 2 years old and this has never happened!

    Has this happened to anyone? Were you able to get your money back?

    DH is gonna freak on me and her!

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    OH NO!!!!!

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    Wow. That's a ton of apps.
    That's never happened to me, but I'm going to make my password more difficult.
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    Something similar happened to my sister, and my DD2, but only $20 worth of cakepop add-ons. My sister did a live chat with the app store (or apple?) and got a refund. She waited almost 24 hours too and they still refunded her. Hopefully, if you caught it quickly, they will refund most of it.

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    Apple didn't have the live chat option, so I put my phone number in to call me back. I got an immediate phone call, like the moment I hit send the phone was ringing.

    I talked to a guy and he said I had been directed incorrectly to the states but he would escalate the ticket through email so apple could call me back tomorrow. I went through the purchases with him and he help me set up the ipad to prevent this from happening again.

    Apparently, I had the setting that allowed you to download apps for 15 minutes without putting the password in. I had downloaded a free app for DD and then she was able to purchase additional apps without the password. She purchased two apps worth $99.00 each - yikes!

    You can change this by going into general settings - restrictions - enable re strictions - change from 15 minutes to immediately. This will make it so that the password has to be put in each time an app is purchased.

    I really hope it is refunded because $250.00 is a lot of money to spend for something she accidentally did without realizing it.

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    My friends son purchased over $100 worth of apps and they refunded her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chantelle View Post
    My friends son purchased over $100 worth of apps and they refunded her.
    Thanks! I really, really hope they refund it. I guess I will find out tomorrow. It will be a very expensive lesson that we have learned if they don't

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    yikes! Good Luck!
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    Yikes good Lu, I hope they reund it. Also thank you for the tip, I just changed my iPad to immediate as well!

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    Nightmare! I bet they refund you though.

    I hate the kids apps that basically just encourage them to click on links to buy other apps or add-ons.

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    I feel your pain...will be good if you can get a refund though! My 6 year old son has bought $200 worth of stuff like 'Farm Cash' on FB TWICE because first I...then my husband...had a credit card/Paypal linked. A couple of clicks, no password, and that was it. No refunds either.

    Grrr.
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    Thank goodness! I am so happy right now. I got an email from itunes support that they will refund the money for this one time. It explained how to change the settings (which I did last night) and that they were in-app purchases.

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    glad you are getting the refund

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    Thank God they helped you!

    This is totally why I didn't want to put in a credit card when we registered DD's IPod Touch. We ended up using and ITunes card instead.
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    Glad they refunded you! I don't have a credit card attached to my account at all!
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