Facebook under fire over virtual currency architecture; lawsuit seeks $5 million

Glynnis Bohannon is none too happy with Facebook right now. She argues her son – who purchased Facebook Credits for use in social games – did not know he was spending real-world money, and is looking for a refund. She's also trying to get Facebook to give back money to all the minors in the US who had laid down cash, and is looking for funds exceeding $5 million, court documents show.

Bohannon says Facebook's currency system goes against consumer protection laws in California. Minors from the age of 13 on can create an account on Facebook and purchase Facebook Credits, though there are warnings that individuals under the age of 18 must have permission from a parent. No specific apps were mentioned in the filing.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.