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Be cautious iPhone users : These fake apps are rolling into App store to deceive your holiday shopping

Fake versions of blockbuster apps, like Minecraft and Pokemon Go, have mainly been sold on the web and on social networks like Facebook and Instagram.

Counterfeit iPhones are always in market to loot since its invention. Now fake apps with ‘fruitful’ offers are rolling into App store to exploit the Christmas season sale.

These fakes are masquerading  as real retail chains like Dollar Tree and Foot Locker, big department stores like Dillard’s and Nordstrom, online product bazaars like Zappos.com and Polyvore, and luxury-goods makers like Jimmy Choo, Christian Dior, and Salvatore Ferragamo.

A fake app called “Sports Shop: Yeezy Boots” has been attracting 7,600 visitors a day, according to Apptopia, as it promises steep markdowns on West’s Yeezy Boost footwear line.

Up to now, fake versions of blockbuster apps, like Minecraft and Pokemon Go, have mainly been sold on the web and on social networks like Facebook and Instagram.

All brands are constantly checking their shopping apps and ‘look alike’ to avoid accusations and complaints from the customers. All are aiming a big deal in coming shopping season and at the same time fake retail app production is pumping into the spectrum as much as they can.

This could cause credit/debit card extortion and all these players are using anonymous operating tool to avoid tracking as well.

Some apps are relatively harmless and only causing distraction by frequent pop ups.

Apple said that they have already removed a significant number of apps. Furthermore, they are still reviewing other apps in their App Store. The tech giant wants to make sure that the apps should function as intended. It’s important that the current review guidelines are followed.

A fake app called “Sports Shop: Yeezy Boots” has been attracting 7,600 visitors a day, according to Apptopia, as it promises steep markdowns on West’s Yeezy Boost footwear line.

Up to now, fake versions of blockbuster apps, like Minecraft and Pokemon Go, have mainly been sold on the web and on social networks like Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

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