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Apple doesn’t allow users to download apps from any third-party due to safety reasons. Therefore, iPhone users have to download apps from the App store. But beware! Reportedly, as many as 84 scam apps have been found on App Store, which are tricking users out of more than $100 million annually. Shockingly, in March 2021, a list of 133 fraudulent apps with an estimated total of 500 million downloads was shared by Avast and after more than a year, 84 of them are still available on the App Store, as reported by VPN review platform VPNCheck. These scammy apps are known as fleecewear. Though they are not malicious and don’t steal users’ data, they come with hidden fees and charges that users never find out about. As per the report, these apps have 7.2 million downloads generating a revenue of $8.6 million every month- all stolen from iPhone users. You must check if your iPhone has any of these fleecewear apps on it.
Here is all you need to know about these Apple Fleecewears.
According to VPNcheck, these fleecewear apps lure iPhone users with a free trial period that comes with hidden costs. They may charge users multiple times or charge a higher amount at checkout. On top of that, once the users are subscribed, it’s very tough to unsubscribe from their services, and hence they continue billing even after being uninstalled. Also, they claim that the app has been recommended by Apple, however, it’s not.
The first tell-tale sign is they are mostly entertainment apps such as virtual musical tools or utilities like flashlights and calculator or fortune-telling apps, photo or video filters or editors, volume boosters, quiz-based games, or wallpapers. Secondly, there is a flood of paid 5-star reviews posted with bogus reviewer names.
Well! Apple even after a year of reporting, hasn’t taken any strong steps to control these apps and prevent them from scamming iPhone users. The tech giant has refused to do anything about these fraudulent apps.
Frames – Picture Collage Maker
Facelab – Face Editor & Beauty
TeasEar: ASMR Slime Antistress
Nebula: Horoscope & Astrology
Astroline: The Daily Horoscope
FLMX – Video Editor
Stickerfy: Sticker Maker
Pixomatic – Background eraser
SpeedPro Slow speed video edit
Music Zen – Relaxing Sounds
Sticker Maker – BeSticky
Photo To Sketch – Drawing book
Mood Balance: Self Care Tracker
Presets for Lightroom – Vidl
Jigsaw Puzzle – Brain Games
Lift: Story Maker
Dazzle – Insta stories editor
Baby Sticker- Track Milestones
Life Palmistry – AI Palm & Tag
Photoly Remove Object & Editor
Facetory: Face Yoga & Exercise
VOCHI Video Effects Editor
Lucky Life – Future Seer
Dazz Cam- D3D Photo Effect
Beat.ly Music Video Maker
UltraFX – Effect Video Maker
Girl Games: Unicorn Slime
Impresso – Insta Story Editor
PDF Scanner: Document Scan
Dizzi – Photo & Video Effects
Hyper Cleaner: Clean Phone
Highlight Story Cover Maker!
Cartoons Me – Photo Art Editor
Sweet Pics – Baby Photo Edito
Slimy: Anxiety Relief Slime 3D
Frame – Slideshow Video Maker
Auto Sticker Maker Studio
iCons – Icon Changer App +
ToonApp Cartoon Photo Editor
MagicFX – Magic Video Effects
Horoscope 2019 and Palm Reader
Handset – Second Phone Number
SlidePic – Slideshow Maker
Astro+ Horoscope & Astrology
FaceMe-Fun Personality Tests
Widget PLUS+ – Photo & Weather
aipic – Magic Photo Editor
Path – Horoscope & Astrology
Photo Collage – Collageable
Hub – Story Templates Maker
iWidget Pro : Custom widgets
Video Puzzles – Magic Puzzle
Menu Maker!
edjing Mix – dj
Guitar – Chords, Tabs & Games
Piano – Lessons & Tiles Games
WeDrum: Drums, Real Drum Games
Metronome – Tap Tempo & Rhythm
Guitar Tuner – Ukulele & Bass
Guitar – real games & lessons
Drums: Play Beats & Drum Games
Beat maker pro – DJ Drum Pad
Karaoke Songs – Voice Singing
Piano Crush – Keyboard Games
edjing Pro – music remix maker
DJ it! – Music Mixer Pad
Jambl: DJ Band & Beat Maker
Guitar Play – Games & Songs
Memoristo: Brain Test, IQ Game
Loop Maker Pro – Music Maker
Metronome Pro – Beat & Tempo
Equalizer+ HD music player
Bass Booster Volume Power Amp
Equalizer Fx: Bass Booster App
ScanGuru: PDF Document Scanner
Drink Water ∙ Daily Reminder
Password Manager – Lock Apps
Live Wallpaper Maker: 4K Theme
RECOLLECT: Color by Number
Avatar Maker Character Creator
Translator Guru: Voice & Text
Ringtones HD ∙ Ringtone Maker
Scanner App ∙ Scan & Sign PDF
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