Watch Out for Fake Apps! The holidays are here and the scammers are out in force. Their latest trick? Fake Apps.
Since 2008 when mobile apps first appeared in the Apple App Store, many retail stores have jumped on the bandwagon. These apps give consumers improved customer experiences offering features that aren’t possible anywhere else. They offer customized shopping experiences, special offers and instore engagement, while being able to use mobile payments and loyalty programs.
Scammers have caught on to the popularity of these mobile apps and now are now creating fake ones.
These apps trick you into downloading them to your smartphone or tablet, and ask you to load your credit card information. You can guess what happens next.
Keep your information safe. Here are 5 things to keep in mind about this Scam of The Week:
Here is an article from the New York Times for more information on these fake apps: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/07/technology/more-iphone-fake-retail-apps-before-holidays.html