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Alipay sued over 300 yuan it charged man for ‘virtual currency’

A SHANGHAINESE man sued Internet payment giant Alipay for economic damages, demanding it refund nearly 300 yuan (US$49.56) charged his account to pay for “virtual currency” used in an online game.

The man, Wang Zhe, said the charges were transferred from his account to Snail Game, a Suzhou-based online game maker, without his confirmation, Hangzhou Xihu District People's Court heard yesterday.

Wang said he made no order on April 12, 2013 but received two messages with verification codes from Alipay which alerted him to verify his orders by typing in the codes. Then he checked his account and found Alipay had made two payments of a total 199.97 yuan to Snail Game.

Wang called Alipay immediately and later found it also made a transfer of 88 yuan on March 1 to the same company.

However, Alipay responded that the IP addresses of the three orders were all confirmed in Shanghai and could be considered as made by the account owner.

Although Wang claimed that he was in Hong Kong on March 1 when the first deal happened, Alipay didn't believe him and showed no intention to return his money.

Alipay said in court that it couldn't be ruled out that it was Wang or someone he knows with access to his computer that was trying to swindle Alipay, or Wang might have had an information leak, which means that Alipay is under no obligation to return the money.

Since the sides couldn’t reach an agreement, the court will consider the matter at a second hearing after Spring Festival.

Alipay, the country’s largest third-party online payment company, is owned by Hangzhou-based Alibaba Group.


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