U.S. regulators are emailing more than 37 million eligible people about a refund from Fortnite's Epic Games Inc. as part of a legal settlement.
In 2022, the Federal Trade Commission announced it would pay $520 million in refunds and penalties related to children's privacy complaints.
Epic Games, the developer of Fortnite, was accused last year by the Federal Trade Commission of deceiving users into making unintended purchases.
$245 million refunds include costs of unwanted V-bucks or the in-game currency or items like outfits and purple llama loot crates.
Epic Games also has to pay a $275 million fine for collecting the personal information of children below 13 without their parents' consent or knowledge.
Parents can claim refunds for unwanted in-game currency if they were charged between Jan. 2017 and Sept. 2022.
Parents can also claim refunds if their child made charges to their credit cards without their knowledge from Jan. 2017- Nov. 2018.
People whose accounts were locked after they complained about wrongful charges to their credit card companies are also eligible for a refund.