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Case Status
Federal Trade Commission, Plaintiff, v. Age of Learning, Inc., a corporation, also d/b/a ABCmouse and, Defendant.
FTC Matter/File Number
172 3186
Civil Action Number
Enforcement Type
Federal Injunctions
Federal Court
Central District of California

Case Summary

Online children’s education company Age of Learning, Inc., which operates ABCmouse, will pay $10 million and change its negative option marketing and billing practices to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it made misrepresentations about cancellations and failed to disclose important information to consumers, leading tens of thousands of people to be renewed and charged for memberships without proper consent.  The complaint also alleges the Southern California-based company unfairly billed ABCmouse users without their authorization and made it difficult for consumers to cancel their memberships, preventing consumers from avoiding additional charges. In April 2021, the FTC announced it was sending $9.7 million in refunds to defrauded consumers.