LOS ANGELES (CN) – Video game players expecting free games were charged monthly subscription fees instead by GameSaver, according to a federal class action. Oberon, which sells video games to “casual gamers,” automatically enrolls people in its GameSaver subscription service when they buy a game online or redeem a free game, the class claims.
The class says they never consented to purchase GameSaver subscriptions and that Oberon refused to cancel these memberships unless they agreed to pay an “early termination fee.”
They claim GameSaver automatically charged their credit cards “membership fees” of up to $9.95 a month.
They also say that Oberon refuses to deliver on its promise of one free game per month and charged their credit cards multiple times for single-game purchases.
Lead plaintiff Blake Williams says she was charged twice for a GameSaver membership after she tried to redeem a free game on the GameSaver Web site, and that Oberon refused to refund her money.
Peggy McGregor says that one month after she bought a single game, she discovered she had been charged for a monthly GameSaver membership. McGregor says she is still trying – unsuccessfully – to cancel the “service.”
Oberon is a Delaware corporation based in New York City.
The class demands restitution and compensatory damages for Oberon’s unlawful early termination fees and unjust enrichment. They are represented by Ronald Makarem.