84 fraudulent applications threaten the security of iPhone users

84 fraudulent applications threaten the security of iPhone users


 Apple has tight control over the apps that iPhone owners can use only after downloading them from the App Store. The company also gets a 30% commission from developers. Despite these actions that many believe is unfair and which are apparently designed to keep users safe, many of the 84 fraudulent apps currently remain on the official Apple App Store.


Apple refuses to take any action against 84 fraudulent apps in its App Store

According to Vpncheck reviews, Apple took no action on the majority of 133 fraudulent apps that Avast spotted in March of 2021. As of that time, they have been downloaded 500 million times and have generated $365 million in revenue.


After 15 months, 84 of these fraudulent apps are still on the App Store. These applications are called Fleeceware and they are designed to steal your money. Although there is nothing malicious in their code and they do not steal your data, they are still very dangerous because they come with hidden extra fees and costs.


According to Vpncheck's estimate, these apps deceive users out of $100 million annually. The apps have also been downloaded 7.2 million times and generate revenue of $8.6 million per month.


Most of the apps that come in the list of 84 scam apps are entertainment apps like virtual musical instruments or utilities like flashlights and calculators. It can also lurk under applications of photo or video filters, editors, audio enhancers, quiz-based games, or backgrounds.


These apps attract users with a free trial period although it is usually easy to find a free alternative. They come with hidden costs and may charge you multiple times or charge a higher amount upon checkout. Furthermore, they are designed so that it is very difficult to opt-out of their services, so they may still bill you even after you uninstall them. Also, be wary of false ads claiming that the app was recommended by Apple.


If you have downloaded any of the 84 applications and are unable to opt-out, it is best to ask your bank to stop handling any payment requests it makes. Here is the full list of 84 completely fraudulent apps:

Frames – Picture Collage Maker

Facelab – Face Editor & Beauty

TeasEar: ASMR Slime Antistress

Nebula: Horoscope & Astrology

Astroline: The Daily Horoscope

FLMX – Video Editor

Stickerfy: Sticker Maker

Pixomatic – Background eraser

SpeedPro Slow speed video edit

Music Zen – Relaxing Sounds

Sticker Maker – BeSticky

Photo To Sketch – Drawing book

Mood Balance: Self Care 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

Photoly Remove Object & Editor

Facetory: Face Yoga & Exercise

VOCHI Video Effects Editor

Lucky Life – Future Seer

Dazz Cam- D3D Photo Effect

Beat.ly Music Video Maker

UltraFX – Effect Video Maker

Girl Games: Unicorn Slime

Impresso – Insta Story Editor

PDF Scanner: Document Scan

Dizzi – Photo & Video Effects

Hyper Cleaner: Clean Phone

Highlight Story Cover Maker!

Cartoons Me – Photo Art Editor

Sweet Pics – Baby Photo Edito

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

Handset – Second Phone Number

SlidePic – Slideshow Maker

Astro+ Horoscope & Astrology

FaceMe-Fun Personality Tests

Widget PLUS+ – Photo & Weather

aipic – Magic Photo Editor

Path – Horoscope & Astrology

Photo Collage – Collageable

Hub – Story Templates Maker

iWidget Pro : Custom widgets

Video Puzzles – Magic Puzzle

Menu Maker!

edjing Mix – dj

Guitar – Chords, Tabs & Games

Piano – Lessons & Tiles Games

WeDrum: Drums, Real Drum Games

Metronome – Tap Tempo & Rhythm

Guitar Tuner – Ukulele & Bass

Guitar – real games & lessons

Drums: Play Beats & Drum Games

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

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