The FTC recognizes the use of a credit card as one legitimate way to confirm parental consent (see http://ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/buspubs/coppa.htm), especially if there is no public disclosure of information about a child. Accordingly, use of the credit card alone is confirmation of the parent's approval of the charge of the minor. Moreover, it is not uncommon for minors to use their parents' credit cards, with permission, to make purchases, and the fact that the purchase is made with a parent's credit card, and not in cash, is evidence that the minor is not attempting to conceal the purchase from the parent. (See Horstman v. Farris,
132 Ohio App.3d 514, 521 (
Ohio App. 2 Dist.,1999).
Attention credit card purchasers: Effective June 1, 2008, the primary cardholder is fully held responsible for all purchases made using his/her credit card or PayPal account. Any purchase made using your credit card or PayPal Account will be assumed to be approved and authorized by you. Please keep your credit card or PayPal Account safe and monitor the use of your credit card or PayPal Account carefully. You are responsible for all additional users of your credit card or PayPal Account including but not limited to your children. Continued use of our websites, including playing our games, constitutes your agreement to this condition.