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Beware iOS and Android users, these fleeceware apps have costed Apple App Store and Google Play users more than $400 million with around a billion downloads from all over the world

You may know some popular and authentic apps on App Store and Google play having a large number of downloads and earning a lot of money. Well, there are fair apps and developers that you can trust and enjoy on the internet, but, unfortunately not all of them are trustworthy, there are around 204 scam apps on Apple Store and Google play that have made more than $400 million according to the security researchers from Avast. Now the question is how these scam apps which are also called fleeceware make a lot of money from the App Store or Google, they actually, attract people by giving them free trials but then they change it to high recurring subscription services. These fleeceware apps mostly include musical instruments apps, palm readers, media editors, PDF readers, QR code scanners, camera filters which now a days people like to use.

According to the security researchers, more than 71 percent of detected fleeceware apps are on the App Store because the iOS users have to pay for most of the apps they use, but recently Apple took some serious actions against those developers who charge a high subscription but in return, they do not provide any quality services. The Apple Company decided to remove such apps from App Store. There are still around 134 scam apps on App Store with more than 500 million downloads and Sensor Tower made an estimate of the earnings of these apps that these apps made more than $365 million in revenue. However, Google Play has fewer scam apps but still; there are around 70 apps that have earned more than $38.5 million with same number of downloads as they have on the App Store.


These scam apps mostly target youngsters because they attract more to the catchy advertisements, some relaxing and playful themes on social media networks and these fleeceware apps promise them the free installation at the beginning or free download but in the end when they download such apps for free, these apps charge a lot of money. According to Avast, these apps have charged more than $3,432 monthly from an individual when their parents noticed the payment records from their credit cards. You cannot mark these fleeceware apps as malware and they have a place on App Store and Google play and these apps even have access to the official advertisement channels and for showing a genuine image of the app, the developer of these app rely on fake reviews.

In February, one developer of Apple sued the company for giving a place to these apps on App Store, but App Store and Google play are taking some strict actions against these fleeceware apps by providing more transparency in the in-app purchase and the subscription of such apps will be decided according to the quality of services they provide to the users. However, users should be also aware of such apps which provide a free trial in the beginning and latterly charge such a high cost. Here are the lists of all those fleeceware apps users should avoid or delete from their device to stay on the safe side.

Scam apps on Apple App Store, iOS Users Should Avoid
  • "Filterra - Photo Editor
  • Frames - Picture Collage Maker"
  • Facelab - Face Editor & Beauty
  • TeasEar: ASMR Slime Antistress
  • "StoryChic - IG Story Templates
  • Photo Splash - photo editor"
  • Nebula: Horoscope & Astrology
  • Sweet Selfie:Photo Editor, Cam
  • "Cartoon yourself & caricature
  • Astroline: The Daily Horoscope"
  • FLMX - Video Editor
  • Stickerfy: Sticker Maker
  • "Pixomatic - Background eraser
  • SpeedPro Slow speed video edit"
  • Fortunescope: Palm Reader
  • Music Zen - Relaxing Sounds
  • "Sticker Maker - BeSticky
  • Picsjoy: Photo Editor & Cutout"
  • Photo To Sketch - Drawing book
  • FX Master
  • "Mood Balance: Journal, Tracker
  • Presets for Lightroom - Vidl"
  • Jigsaw Puzzle - Brain Games
  • Lift: Story Maker
  • "Dazzle - Insta stories editor
  • Baby Sticker- Track Milestones"
  • Life Palmistry - AI Palm & Tag
  • Girl Games & Fun Cooking Games
  • "Photoly Remove Object & Editor
  • Facetory: Face Yoga & Exercise"
  • VOCHI Cool Video Effects Maker
  • Lucky Life - Future Seer
  • Voice Changer - Avatar
  • Face Seer -Time Traces
  • "Dazz Cam- D3D Photo Effect
  • Translator -AI & Real time"
  • Picsloop-Cartoon & D3D Effect
  • Beat.ly Music Video Maker
  • "Funny Clip Maker
  • Pixel - Color by Number"
  • Cartoon Photo Editor-Comic Art
  • Youni – Photo Effects, Presets
  • "UltraFX - Effect Video Maker
  • Girl Games: Unicorn Slime"
  • Everbloom – Stories Editor
  • Impresso - Insta Story Editor
  • "PDF Scanner: Document Scan
  • Zodianic Astrology & Horoscope"
  • Beat.ly - Music Video Maker
  • Dizzi - Photo & Video Effects
  • "TikCut - Video Editor Tempo MV
  • Hyper Cleaner: Clean Phone"
  • Photic - Pic & Photo Editor
  • Highlight Story Cover Maker!
  • "Cartoonify Photo Editor Camera
  • PicMagic- Cartoon Photo Editor"
  • Cartoons Me - Photo Art Editor
  • Vidos - Music Video Maker
  • "Camera+: Photo Video&Cutout
  • Piconic - Photo Editor&Collage"
  • Sweet Pics - Baby Photo Editor
  • FX Mage - Magic Video Effects
  • Slimy: Anxiety Relief Slime 3D
  • Frame - Slideshow Video Maker
  • Auto Sticker Maker Studio
  • "iCons - Icon Changer App +
  • ToonApp Cartoon Photo Editor"
  • MagicFX - Magic Video Effects
  • Horoscope 2019 and Palm Reader
  • "PolyColor - Color by Polygon
  • Famous: Celebrity Look Alike"
  • BoomArt - Auto Cutout
  • Slime Boutique by TeasEar
  • "Handset - Second Phone Number
  • Pixpic Color by Number"
  • SlidePic - Slideshow Maker
  • Widja - Photo Widgets
  • "Astro+ Horoscope & Astrology
  • FaceMe-Fun Personality Tests"
  • Watercolor Effect Oil Painting
  • Widget PLUS+ - Photo & Weather
  • "Wordy - Word Search Adventure
  • KeyTune - Custom keyboard"
  • aipic - Magic Photo Editor
  • PicsFX:Photo&Video Editor
  • "Path - Horoscope & Astrology
  • Magic Makeup - Tattoo Design"
  • tmm - Chat Fiction Stories
  • Photo Collage - Collageable
  • "Followers+-My Ins Reports
  • Hub - Story Templates Maker"
  • iWidget Pro : Custom widgets
  • VidTempo - Music Video Maker
  • Video Puzzles - Magic Puzzle
  • Funny Face Swap Me - GIF Maker
  • Body Editor : Manly Body&Hair
  • "Flame: Smart Online App
  • Menu Maker!"
  • Fortunescan: Palmistry Online
  • Video Maker - Photo Effects
  • "edjing Mix - dj app
  • Guitar - Chords, Tabs & Games"
  • Piano - Lessons & Tiles Games
  • Beat Maker Go - Make Music
  • "WeDrum: Drums, Real Drum Games
  • Metronome - Tap Tempo & Rhythm"
  • Guitar Tuner - Ukulele & Bass
  • Guitar - real games & lessons
  • "Drums: Play Beats & Drum Games
  • Piano - Music & keyboard game"
  • Guitar Tuner Pro, Bass,Ukulele
  • Beat maker pro - DJ Drum Pad
  • "Karaoke Songs - Voice Singing
  • Piano Crush - Keyboard Games"
  • edjing Pro - music remix maker
  • DJ it! - Music Mixer Pad
  • "Jambl: DJ Band & Beat Maker
  • Guitar Play - Games & Songs"
  • Memoristo: Brain Test, IQ Game
  • Loop Maker Pro - Music Maker
  • "Metronome Pro - Beat & Tempo
  • Equalizer+ HD music player"
  • Bass Booster Volume Power Amp
  • Equalizer Fx: Bass Booster App
  • ScanGuru: PDF Document Scanner
  • Drink Water ∙ Daily Reminder
  • Password Manager - Lock Apps
  • "Live Wallpaper Maker: 4K Theme
  • RECOLLECT: Color by Number"
  • Avatar Maker Character Creator
  • Translator Guru: Voice & Text
  • "Ringtones HD ∙ Ringtone Maker
  • Scanner App ∙ Scan & Sign PDF"
  • Translate Camera - Speak On
Scam apps on Google Play Store Android Users Should Avoid
  • Piano Free - Keyboard with Magic Tiles Music Games
  • edjing Mix - Free Music DJ app
  • Real Guitar Free - Chords, Tabs & Simulator Games
  • Fancy Slime
  • FortuneScope: live palm reader and fortune teller
  • ToonMe - Cartoon yourself photo editor
  • Guitar - play music games, pro tabs and chords!
  • Drums: real drum set music games to play and learn
  • Drum Set Music Games & Drums Kit Simulator
  • Drum Pads - Beat Maker Go
  • Piano - Play & Learn Music
  • Beat Maker Pro - music maker drum pad
  • Magic Face:face aging, young camera, fantastic app
  • ToonApp: AI Cartoon Photo Editor, Cartoon Yourself
  • Palm Secret - Palm Reader, Cartoon Photo, Fun
  • Palmistry
  • Daily horoscope, palmistry, numerology - Astroline
  • Insta Story Art Maker for Instagram - StoryChic
  • FX Master
  • Karaoke - Sing Songs!
  • Relax - Daily Palmistry, future baby, palm Scanner
  • Life Advisor: Baby predict, Palm Reader&Face aging
  • QR & Barcode Scanner
  • Palm reader - horoscope, palmistry and divinations
  • Palmistry: Predict Future by Palm Reading
  • Nebula: Horoscope & Astrology
  • Life Palmistry - AI Palm&Gender&Prediction
  • Miami Rope Hero -Light Speed Frog Black Ninja Hole
  • Motorbike Games 2020 - New Bike Racing Game
  • Sticky Slime - ASMR Slime Simulator
  • TeasEar - ASMR Meditation & Slime Simulator Games
  • Realistic ASMR Slime Simulator
  • Slime Simulator - Super ASMR Game
  • BeSticky - Sticker Maker for WhatsApp
  • DJ it! - Music Mixer
  • Jambl: Beat Maker & Dj Music Creator
  • "Loop Maker Pro - Music Maker
  • Piano - music games to play & learn songs for free"
  • Guitar Tuner Pro - Tune your Guitar, Bass, Ukulele
  • Guitar Play - Games & Songs
  • Famio: Connect With Family
  • "AiScan: All QR Code, Scanner & Barcode Reader
  • PDF Document Scanner"
  • Photo Editor Pro - Kooky
  • Palmistry — a Quick Chinese Palm Reading Guide
  • SeekMe - Palm Scan Cartoon Camera Baby Prediction
  • "My Palmistry & Astrology: Face Aging & Palm Reader
  • Jelly: Slimes & ASMR, antistress simulation games"
  • Sticky Slime - Fancy Slime Simulator ASMR
  • Horoscope 2019 and Palmistry - Everyday Prediction
  • Slimes satisfy asmr. Make diy. Slime maker
  • "Plant Lens - Plant & Flower Identification
  • Light Presets"
  • FortuneScan - Predict Future by Palm Reading
  • Eon - Astrology and Daily Horoscope
  • Fortunescan - Palmistry, Palm Reader & Horoscope
  • "Stellium Daily Horoscope
  • PalmistryHD - Palm Reading & Daily Horoscope"
  • Palm Expert - Palmistry, Horoscope & Tarot Reading
  • Soular
  • Astrology & Palm Master
  • "Facetory: Face Yoga & Facial Exercises
  • Blossom - Plant Identification app"
  • Music Zen - Relaxing Sounds
  • PDF Document Reader
  • "DayStress Relief: Relaxation & Antistress app
  • Tarot Numerology: card reading"
  • Astrospot: horoscope matches, daily predictions
  • Perfect Slime Simulator - ASMR & Satisfying game
  • Face Scan: Horoscope & Astrology

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