‘Fleeceware’ apps overcharge users for basic app functionality

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    ‘Fleeceware’ apps overcharge users for basic app functionality
    Unscrupulous publishers take advantage of Play Market policy loopholes to charge app users hundreds of dollars
    September 25, 2019

    https://news.sophos.com/en-us/2019/...overcharge-users-for-basic-app-functionality/
     
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    Beware of fleeceware
    November 11, 2019
    https://www.kaspersky.com/blog/beware-of-fleeceware/29204/
     
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    Fleeceware is back in Google Play – massive fees for not much at all
    January 14, 2020
    https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/20...google-play-massive-fees-for-not-much-at-all/
    SophosLabs: Fleeceware apps persist on the Play Store
     
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    Don’t let fleeceware sneak into your iPhone
    A SophosLabs investigation reveals fleeceware app publishers are also operating on Apple’s App Store for iPhones and iPads
    April 8, 2020

    https://news.sophos.com/en-us/2020/04/08/iphone-fleeceware/
     
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    Google tightens Play Store rules to stop Android app subscription scams
    Clearer information about free trials and subscription costs
    April 16, 2020

    https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/16/...droid-apps-subscription-scams-policies-trials
     
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    What is Fleeceware?
    April 17, 2020
    https://www.securemac.com/blog/what-is-fleeceware
     
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    Avast warns of Minecraft skin, mod apps fleecing ‘millions’ of Android users
    Ridiculously expensive subscriptions are costing users as much as $120 per month
    November 11, 2020
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/avast-warns-of-minecraft-apps-fleecing-millions-of-google-play-users/
    Avast: Fraudulent Minecraft apps deceive millions of Google Play users
     
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    The App Store still has a fleeceware problem that affects millions of iOS users
    Apple takes a cut of every sale, and that includes sales generated by scam apps
    July 18, 2022
    VPNCheck: 84 Fraudulent Apps on the AppStore Still Trick Users Out of More Than $100M Annually
     
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