IPHONE users have been warned about the “simple and profitable” tricks scammers use.
apples app store is among the safest with its strict rules on what iOS devices can download.
But even then, some criminals can sneak into the App Store through the net.
A case highlighted by an app expert Kosta Elefthériou shows how easy it is for cyber thieves to pull through.
And there are some signs to look out for.
First, he claims they make a simple app.
Next, the bad actor buys enough fake reviews – ideally over 4.5 stars.
In this way, people are lured into a sense of security and thinking that the app must be decent because it has all these good reviews.
Then you load up a monthly subscription and make it harder to cancel the free trial.
They will also advertise heavily on social media.
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Then the app does not work as described.
Apps are said to handle subscriptions through Apple’s own payment system.
This means you can easily cancel any subscription on the App Store.
Open the App Store and tap your profile photo in the top right.
Here you can see all the services you have subscribed to via Apple.
Select one of them that you want to unsubscribe from and tap Unsubscribe at the bottom.
Remember, if you’ve subscribed to a service outside of the app store on a website, you’ll need to contact the company that made the app directly.
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