10-14-2015 08:14 AM
- Has anyone tried to get a refund for an in-app purchase from Gameloft? I bought Asphalt 7. I let my nephew play it on my Nexus 7 and he (you can see where this is going) inadvertently bought a $50 (YES! $50!) "Large Cash Pack" in-app purchase.
I have contacted both Google Play and Gameloft but have not yet heard back.
Am I just screwed? Has anyone successfully received a refund from Gameloft? Is anyone else perturbed by how easy it is to get ripped off for $50 in a game?
I apologize if this is posted in the wrong forum....07-31-2012 09:45 AM
- This just happened to me today, but my 7 year old niece bought $300 (!!!) in gems for Gameloft's My Little Pony Game.
Of course I should have had my Google Wallet account pin protected (it is now), but there has to be a simple way to get resoltution for this, right? I sent emails asking for refunds on each of the three orders to Gameloft and if I don't hear back from them I am going to dispute the charge directly with my CC company.
Were you able to resolve your issue? Anyone else here have this happen to them?11-18-2012 08:35 PM
- This just happened to me with my daughter and the "Littlest Pet Shop" game ($20 purchase). I wrote in requesting a refund and, well...here's the exchange thus far:
My initial request for refund where I filled out the box in the Google Play request form:I don't know what this purchase is, but I suspect my 6 year old daughter may have ordered this item without my consent. If I need to disable or uninstall something to get a refund, please let me know. Thanks.Dear Customer,
Thank you for your letter to Gameloft Customer Care.
I am sorry to hear about your troubles.
During the first start of Littlest Pet Shop the game asks you to accept this:
"By playing the game, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the License agreement for this app and accept it all of its terms. My Littlest Petshop is free to play.
In the game you will have the options to purchase in-game cash. You will be charged when you purchase "kibble" and "bling". If you do not want to have this option, you can disable it." When you tap on "OK" you confirm that you accept the Conditions of Use.
Unfortunately we do not carry responsibilities for purchaser's errors. It is indicated in our Terms and Conditions.
Please be advised you can Set a Pin Code to be entered whenever an Android Market Purchase or IAP is performed on your device by going to Market / Menu Key / Settings / User Controls / Use PIN for purchases.
Please feel free to reply to this letter in case you have any other questions or concerns.
Customer Care Agent
Top Mobile Games for iOS, Android, Java & more | Gameloft
Gameloft customer careElena,
I find that extremely disappointing, particularly because you are somehow expecting a six year old to agree to such conditions and are also front-loading these options for in-app purchases that she is not aware is costing such large amounts of money ($20 !!!). This is a new phone for me and I had not as yet set up the PIN requirement on the Play store. I feel Gameloft is relying on the ignorance of youth by not having the purchase options as an "opt-in" feature, disabling them until permissions are confirmed. I will make sure to write up my thoughts on this in a review on the Play Store site so that others may be made aware that Gameloft is doing this. I take responsibility for downloading the game in the first place and actually putting trust in a game developer. I shall not do so again.
I'd like to see some mail & request flooding to address this sort of thing.12-05-2012 02:15 PM
Why would they need to figure out a more proactive way of protecting their consumers when Google and Amazon already have solutions built-in (pin numbers)?12-16-2012 08:18 AM
- It's nice they refunded you, but in all honesty I think it should be the responsibility of the device owner to use the parental/security controls available in the Play Store and Amazon App Store.
Why would they need to figure out a more proactive way of protecting their consumers when Google and Amazon already have solutions built-in (pin numbers)?
The whole setup with game loft just reeks...a "free"game with almost no real functionality, extremely pricey in app purchasing all frontloaded at the start of the game, and almost completely passing the buck when it comes to unauthorized purchases. It may all be perfectly legal, but it most certainly isn't a developer I will willingly deal with again.12-16-2012 06:11 PMLike 1
- I recently bought a galaxy S II from Amazon.com and soon after I activated the phone I started getting a ton of charges from Gameloft for a six guns game that I never played.. has anyone else had this issue? I was told by Sprint that I would have to request the refund through GameLoft. I was sent a e-mail stating that they would send me a refund in the form of a check, but I still haven't seen one. I was told that the charges were coming from the device, but I didn't even have the game on the phone. I changed the number and so far the charges have stopped, but I was just wondering if anyone else had these type of issues?12-28-2012 10:25 PM
- I have also been charged for Several things from this account. I have had No response.
This is how they make their money.Taking advantage of young kids that can't read.My grandson is 4 years old.
Then ignoring us when we want help.
I don't know how to black these game add on's.
Has any one got a refund ?if so please tell us how.02-01-2014 01:12 PM
- Hi, how did you manage to contact them? I can't find an e-mail address or phone number anywhere.
Have been scammed out of potentially a lot of money - my fault putting my card on my daughter's Nexus, but there seems to be some kind of recurring charge - over 130 in 2 days!
Thanks03-23-2014 11:07 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD