When we think about the dangers that can be in the Play Store, we essentially remember viruses and other such things. We never think about applications that we trust, they are legitimate and when we least expect it we have a gap in our account. In fact, we may be losing 70 Euros a week and only realize it a long time later. So if you have your credit card associated with the Play Store and you usually install apps with some regularity, it’s not a bad idea to check your statement to see if you’re not paying for suspicious things.
Play Store ALERT: if you install these apps you will pay 4000 Euros per year!
The applications I speak of fall into a category called fleecewares. The purpose of these applications is to get users to install them for testing purposes. The problem is that after that they start charging amazing amounts! Just to give you an idea, these apps earned millions of Euros through Play Store users.
But are they really dangerous?
These apps are a big problem since people initially don’t even realize the costs they are going to have. They discover an app with immense potential on the Play Store and that solves the problem they are facing. They don’t think twice and install it, because the test is free. The problem comes later. Monthly or even weekly and very expensive charges! We are not talking about 20 cents.
Anyway, none of this is illegal. They warn that there are payments. Especially because for the collection to be made, the user has to give the ok.
What are the areas where you can find more of these dangerous apps on the Play Store to pay per week or month?
So we have hand reading apps, sleeping apps, image editors, camera filters, QR code readers and PDF readers. It is true that all these apps fulfill their purpose but as I said people don’t even realize that they are going to pay a monthly fee.
In addition, as these applications are not illegal they are being actively advertised on various social networks such as Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, among others.
O Fortune Mirror is one of the subscription apps that charges 79 Euros a week!
We will then go to a list of applications that have these monthly fees and as such pay attention. The list is disclosed by the Sophos.
- Face X Play
- GO Keyboard
- Keyboard Lite
- GO SMS Pro
- GO Security
- Z CameraMaster Recorder
- S Photo Editor
- Wonder Video
- Photo Recovery & Video Recovery
- V Recorder
The simplest way is to read the comments before installing any application. Thus criticism helps to see if there is something wrong. Otherwise, it is very difficult to find out if we are going to fall into any more complicated situation.
Am I notified if I have a subscription in progress?
Google has a notification system that notifies people when they have an active subscription. Apple sends a message asking the person if they want to keep the subscription.
However, this is a real danger and you have to be very careful. So it’s easier to get in. Getting out is much more difficult and in the times we are in, you can’t even throw money on the street. If you have any questions use our comment system that we help.