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The Office of Fair Trading investigate selling of online games

The Office of Fair Trading, in April 2013, launched an investigation into the ways in which online and app based games allowed children to make purchases.

The concerning issues they uncovered were:

  • a lack of transparent, accurate and upfront information;
  • misleading commercial practices;
  • exploitation of children by aggressive commercial selling;
  • payments being taken without account holders knowledge.

The report proposes a number of principles and asks for comments to be received up until the 21st November 2013. The full report is available on: http://oft.gov.uk/


Thurs 26th Sept 2013