Outraged Pokemon GO players have been filing complaints with the Federal Trade Commission

Outraged Pokemon GO players have been filing complaints with the Federal Trade Commission

72 Pokemon GO players have filed complaints with the Federal Trade Commission about the game since it launched in July 2016.

56 of these complaints were made directly against the game's developer Niantic Labs. The remaining 16 were aimed at Nintendo and The Pokemon Company.

The main concern is money-related, with one complainant requesting they be refunded the $450 they spent on the game before their account was banned for using a third-party app.

Other complaints include concerns about players entering private property to catch Pokemon, as well as concerns for the safety of children playing the game.

Eyes on the road

"I am deeply upset and concerned about the safety of every person playing Pokemon Go especially the children," wrote one complainant.

"I almost killed a child today who was riding his bike and veered into the road way holding his cell phone up."

Niantic Labs has already had two lawsuits filed against it, one in Michigan where players have been cussing at residents, and another in New Jersey where players were trespassing.

The game has also received calls to be banned in both Iran and India, the latter of which is due to concerns of "blasphemous" content in the game.

[Source: Polygon]

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