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OFT investigate 'free' app games

"Free" web and app-based games aimed at children are being investigated by the Office of Fair Trading over concerns about costs for extras. In March, a five-year-old boy racked up charges of £1,700 playing games on his parents' iPad.

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Consumer watchdog investigates 'free' games apps

The Office of Fair Trading has launched an investigation into games on phones and tablets that are free to download, but could end up costing parents hundreds - even thousands - of pounds.

It follows concerns that children could be tricked into spending money on upgrades without realising the cost.

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