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Square sued over hidden online fees

$5 million wanted for "unfair business practices, false advertising, and unjust enrichment"

Square Enix is being sued by a Final Fantasy XI player for not being open about fees and late payment penalties for the online title.

According to the Courthouse News Service, Esther Leong from San Francisco has brought a class lawsuit against the US division of the RPG publisher for allegedly deceiving as many as 100,000 customers.

The suit alleges fraudulent concealment and unfair practices relating to monthly fees, penalties for late payment, interest charges on late payment, charges for a suspended account and licensing the game disguised as a sale.

The suit is seeking USD 5 million on behalf of players for "unfair business practices, false advertising, and unjust enrichment".

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