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  1. #1
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    Android App scam - Virus Shield

    Did you guys see the top app on the Google store was nothing but a scam?
    It supposedly did some security stuff to you android phone or tablet, but it was nothing more than a changing image!
    And it cost $4 !

    http://www.businessinsider.com/virus...-a-scam-2014-4

    Do you think there are other apps that are just scams? I think people will be more aware now.

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    Re: Android App scam - Virus Shield

    Are you serious? So that was actually the most sold app on the store and it did nothing, people were just buying an image for $4? That is insane, I can't even imagine how much those guys profited with this. Thanks for the warning!

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    Re: Android App scam - Virus Shield

    From the article, Peninha:

    Despite having over 10,000 downloads and multiple high ratings, the app didn't work, Crider says. Android Police writes that it was just a fake: All Virus Shield did was switch from a red "X" image to a "√" check image with a single tap.
    So I think they made quite a bit of money and got away with it, since I doubt people will get their money back.

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    Re: Android App scam - Virus Shield

    I am pretty sure they will not get their money back, that is how people manage to make easy money, the most simple scam. Pretty impressive how so many people bought that "app".

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    Re: Android App scam - Virus Shield

    Wow, this is unbelievable! I am seriously in shock right now, this is the app I have been using for so long to protect my phone from a virus. Looks like I am going to need to change things up. That's a bummer.

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