We have all seen those fake apps in the Google Play apps store, one company behind some fake Angry Birds and fake Cut the Rope apps has been fined a total of £50,000 and ordered to refund £28,000 that they conned out of people using their fake apps.
What the company did was offer fake free apps through Google Play, and when a user downloaded the app the received a text, but what the users didn’t realize was they were being charged around £15 for the texts, this didn’t come to light until they got their mobile phone bill.
The company behind the scam, a Latvian firm has been ordered to refund the £28,000 to over 1,000 people who had fallen for their fake apps and also ordered to pay a fine of £50,000.
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