Kingdom Conquest racking up in-app purchase charges?

Many users are complaining that Sega's Massively Multiplayer Online Game, Kingdom Conquest is "stealing" money from their iTunes accounts. Even though the game itself is free, the game has many in app purchases, ranging from $0.99 - $43.99, which since mid-May, users claim these purchases are being made without their consent. If these complaints are to be believed, it seems that even people that didn't download the original app are being effected as well.

Sega has responded to complaints in their forum:

"We are currently investigating this claim as well as some others, but since we have no access to any customers' iTunes account information or transaction histories we highly recommend contacting Apple directly. ""Allow me to state very clearly that Sega and 'Kingdom Conquest' are not acting maliciously in any way,"

Apple haven't responded yet, however some customers have reported that Apple have offered refunds.

Have you been effected by this? Let us know, and either way remember it's always a good policy to change your passwords regularly and check your download history.

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