Put this up under links of interest. It is reported that Virus Shield, an Android security app that costs $3.99, has over 10,000 downloads, is rated 4.7 by users, and yet does nothing. Honestly, nothing. Zero functionality. It has been confirmed that the app is totally and completely devoid of any security benefit. I checked the date on the article, and it wasn’t April 1. Virus Shield has now reportedly been taken down from the Play Store, but just think about it: while it was there, people so liked it that over 10,000 users paid $3.99 for the dud.
Scam of life! Cat-fishing of higher proportions.
Go read all the juicy details: The #1 New Paid App In The Play Store Costs $4, Has Over 10,000 Downloads, A 4.7-Star Rating… And It’s A Total Scam.
Many thanks to Portico Research for the heads-up.
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