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Google Warns Play Users About Potential Fortnite Scams

Seek “Google Play” for Fornite and also you’ll learn it’s no longer to be had, as proven above. That is going to move off such a lot of scammers.

Fortnite isn’t coming to Google Play, should you didn’t know. This doubtlessly opens the doorways for scammers. We’ve identified app retailer scams within the Microsoft Retailer, the Mac App Retailer, and, in fact, Google Play. The speculation is generally the similar:

  1. To find an app that isn’t introduced within the app retailer, comparable to Microsoft Phrase for the Mac App Retailer or Google Chrome for the Microsoft Retailer.
  2. Make an “app” with a identical title and icon to the lacking app, with an outline imprecise sufficient that folks suppose they’re purchasing the actual factor.
  3. Depart a number of faux sure opinions.
  4. Watch the cash glide in.

Those apps are at all times trash, they usually paintings as a result of app retail outlets by no means alert you given app isn’t to be had. No less than, till now. Google is appearing the sector methods to prevent those parasites from getting away with it. I want extra app retail outlets had triggers like this, so excellent on Google for enforcing one.


Justin Pot is the Information Editor for How-To Geek. He lives in Hillsboro, Oregon and runs the Hillsboro Sign, which gives native citizen journalism. Practice Justin on Twitter and Fb, if you wish to have. You should not have to.

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