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Navigating the App Trap

Does your child use apps? Here's the one thing every parent should do to keep kids from spending real money sometimes without their parents knowledge or permission. Capcom is the parent company of Beeline who makes the Smurf's Village app by email said: "The last thing we want is to be misperceived as taking advantage of children." They have added a number of features and messages to the game warning parents that the berries cost real money. They also have limited the amount of in-app transactions a player can complete during a 15 minute game session. Consumer Bob reports.