Beware of fake shopping apps this holiday season

Beware of fake shopping apps this holiday season




Hundreds of fake shopping apps are invading the Google and Apple App store. Both companies are deleting them as fast as they can, but consumers are being warned about downloading apps this holiday season. The fake apps are collecting personal and financial information.


Some tips on what to look for:

  • Go to the retailers website and see if they have an app and follow their link to download it
  • Look at the reviews. See if others are commenting on the app being fake
  • Just as with email scams, the fake apps have many typos and poor grammar
  • Large companies often have multiple apps for their products. Fake companies tend to only have one




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