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The solutions given is not entirely valid. I have an Amazon prime membership and I use it for the streaming video. You have to be logged in to select and play the videos. My sister does not have my Amazon password and I have One-Click turned off but this has no bearing on the digital content because it is all set up to be one-click even if you have one-click turned off for your account.

So, it is easy for anyone to use the mouse to stop the playing video and start making purchases at will using the one-click buttons. This is what happened to me and I was unaware of the distinction between the one-click settings for my account and how the digital content being set up exlusively with one-click.

I got on an online chat with an Amazon CR to see why my sister was able to purchase a video with one-click when I had it turned off and the CR went to verify my one-click settings were off and then came back and said it shouldn't happen again so while we were still in chat, I tried it again and of course I was able to purchase a video with one-click. The CR was surprised it worked this way and agreed that it was wrong to be set up like this with no way to guard against unauthorized purchases.

It only takes a few seconds to stop a video and click on a button to purchase a video.
If I don't explicitly log out of my Amazon account by clicking on "My Account-->Sign Out", then (even after a browser restart) anyone running that browser on that computer, can buy videos and kindle books on my account. A major security hole.
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When you setup your Prime account, it should have ALSO asked you to enter a PIN number for video purchases. If you never setup this pin, do so.

I just started an Amazon account last month and setup a pin. I can watch FREE videos by clicking the links, BUT, if I try to watch a video that has a cost, it asks for my PIN number first... My wife and son do NOT have my pin number, so I don't worry they'll make a bunch of video purchases.

It's under "Amazon Instant Video Settings and Devices" in the "Digital Content" part of your account settings
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When you setup your Prime account, it should have ALSO asked you to enter a PIN number for video purchases. If you never setup this pin, do so.

I just started an Amazon account last month and setup a pin. I can watch FREE videos by clicking the links, BUT, if I try to watch a video that has a cost, it asks for my PIN number first... My wife and son do NOT have my pin number, so I don't worry they'll make a bunch of video purchases.

It's under "Amazon Instant Video Settings and Devices" in the "Digital Content" part of your account settings
The PIN only works for Kindle Fire. This is computer.
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Beats me then, it works for my LG smart tv app.
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Beats me then, it works for my LG smart tv app.
The PIN only works on devices: Kindle Fire, roku, Smart TV app, etc. Not computer.
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Then I'd have to say you either need to log out of your Amazon account before giving your sister the pc, OR, just don't give it to her.

Does she have her own login account on your pc, and it still punches through and works? Or do you have one single login account? If only one account, try setting up a limited pc account for her.
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Then I'd have to say you either need to log out of your Amazon account before giving your sister the pc, OR, just don't give it to her.

Does she have her own login account on your pc, and it still punches through and works? Or do you have one single login account? If only one account, try setting up a limited pc account for her.
She wants to watch movie. I let her. For some reason, she bought another movie. My point is One-Click turned off doesn't help when using computer. Amazon doesn't fix the problem. What's a pain.
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How old is your sister? I mean if she can't control herself after you explain to her NOT to purchase anything, but just watch the movie, then I'd say a pc ban is in order.

This happened with my wife and her not controlling herself with Dish Network PPV's on my dvr, and you can bet I set her straight right away. Dish PPV's are very expensive, so I can feel your pain with the Amazon deal. I then also got on chat and zero'ed out the automatic PPV credit. Hard to believe Amazon doesn't have any way to control this better.

If nothing else, you might wake up a lot of people that could have this happen to them.
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how old is your sister? I mean if she can't control herself after you explain to her not to purchase anything, but just watch the movie, then i'd say a pc ban is in order.

This happened with my wife and her not controlling herself with dish network ppv's on my dvr, and you can bet i set her straight right away. Dish ppv's are very expensive, so i can feel your pain with the amazon deal. I then also got on chat and zero'ed out the automatic ppv credit. Hard to believe amazon doesn't have any way to control this better.

If nothing else, you might wake up a lot of people that could have this happen to them.
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Could you try to rent a movie on computer with One-Click turned off?
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Could you try to rent a movie on computer with One-Click turned off?

I'm at work and can't do that at present. I don't have One-Click turned on though and never have. I certainly am not going to take any chances and turn it on now.

I'm sure you'll get some replies from others, it is early Sunday morning though and not everybody stays up all night.
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I had this problem with my parents. Amazon says they don't have a UI solution. You have to enable one-click if you want video for a Kindle or any other device that requires a PIN. You can't disable one-click if you want Amazon Prime for those devices. It's dumb as hell.
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I had this problem with my parents. Amazon says they don't have a UI solution. You have to enable one-click if you want video for a Kindle or any other device that requires a PIN. You can't disable one-click if you want Amazon Prime for those devices. It's dumb as hell.

Or smart as a fox.... I'll bet Amazon makes a LOT of money on this "little mistake"...
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It has happened again. Damn Amazon. Just paid 2x time to rent the same movie.
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