Question: Scam Subscriptions
Why does apple allow apps to be sold on the App Store that are directly aimed at children, but have a subscription of 45.99 a WEEK! My daughter downloaded a free app and without warning was entered in to a subscription for over 180 pounds per month! The app in question is ColorDream, a simple colouring app. She was completely unaware (she is tech savvy) and had the credit card details been up to date on her account she would have been charged. Luckily there was an e-mail saying 'payment failed'
This type of "legitimate" scam was brought to my attention last night by my other daughter, who has also been a victim. The app asked her to subscribe (a different one, a jigsaw app) but she went to click off it, pressing the home button, which authorised it as it recognised her fingerprint for payment. She canceled that straight away.
I thought more of Apple. I've always trusted the App store, thinking you check apps for scams like these, but this is terrible and I guess its back to not allowing any apps to be downloaded until I check if each one is a trap.