app store scam

Fake ‘Authenticator’ App Charges iOS Users Up to $335 USD/Year

Kevin Archer, the creator of the two-factor authentication (2FA) app 'Authenticator' by 2Stable, recently found not one but two imitations of his app (down to the app description and website design) on the App Store that are scamming users out of up to $335 USD/year through recurring weekly subscriptions (via 9to5Mac). The apps in question...

How a Scammer Apparently Made $13 Million from Apple’s App Store

App developer, researcher, and self-described "professional App Store critic" Kosta Eleftheriou (@keleftheriou) in a recently published series of tweets exposed a blatant scam on the App Store that has swindled Apple's customers out of an estimated $13 million USD since 2018. https://twitter.com/keleftheriou/status/1480626605370142724 The app, known as AmpMe, advertises itself as a volume booster that can...

Scam iOS Apps Generating Millions of Dollars in Revenue Exposed

Developer Kosta Eleftheriou, who has been highlighting apparent scam iOS apps on the App Store over the past few weeks, has shared a formula for spotting such apps, which includes fake reviews, fake ratings, and deceptive weekly subscriptions (via 9to5Mac). Eleftheriou began highlighting apps that were non-functional ripoffs of his FlickType Apple Watch keyboard app...