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Mobile app chats bring bill shock

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Messaging on mobile games has emerged as a new risk for bill shock caused by purchases made from mobile applications, warns a consumer protection panel of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). 

A man enjoys the Cookie Run mobile game. The NBTC's consumer protection panel is working to prevent bill shock from playing such games. APICHIT JINAKUL  

The warning came after the panel received a complaint from a father saying his seven-year old son had run up a 2,325-baht bill playing Gameloft even though the phone had a 1,000-baht limit.

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