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I.B. v. Facebook, Inc.
Citation:905 F. Supp. 2d 989 (2012)
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Facebook is a social media site and it has a payment system called Facebook Credits that allows users to make purchases on the site. Minors are able to use Facebook. One minor, I.B., asked his mom to use her credit card to buy $20 of Facebook Credits to use in the game “Ninja Saga.” Without notice, his mom’s credit card information was stored on the site and I.B. accidentally continued to use her credit card in the game when he thought he was using virtual money. Consequently, her card was charged without her permission for several hundred dollars worth of purchases. The mother tried to get a refund from Facebook, but got no response. Another minor, J.W., used his parent’s debit card, without their permission to make over $1,000 in purchases of Facebook Credits. After learning of these charges, his parents filed a complaint with Facebook, noting that the charges were not authorized and requested a refund. Facebook did not refund the charges. The plaintiffs then brought this class action.
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