Google Removes 17 Android Apps Caught Engaging in WAP Billing Fraud

The Google Play Store is full of hundreds of hundreds of Android Apps and games. While these apps and games can make our everyday lives easier, some of them can also steal our personal information through malicious activities. Earlier this month, we shared a list of Android apps coming with “Joker” malware. Now, a security company has found more apps on the Play Store that can steal your money upon downloading it to your device.

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Sophos, a digital security company, recently shared a list of Android apps that come with a malicious program. Dubbed as the “Wool App,” they come with a program that persuades users to subscribe to expensive app services without knowing it. They do this by hiding the terms and conditions of service.

Google Removes 17 Android Apps Caught Engaging in WAP Billing Fraud
Google Removes 17 Android Apps Caught Engaging in WAP Billing Fraud

Therefore, if you download one of these apps, you may inadvertently subscribe to a useless, paid-in app service. As reported by Sophos, some apps try to get their users to sign up for a $70 (~ Rs. 5157) service.

These Android Apps Can Steal Your Money

Now initially, there were 20 apps on the list provided by Sophos. The company submitted this list to Google, and, as a result, some of these apps were removed from its digital marketplace by the Mountain View-based software giant.

However, 14 apps from that list still exist on the Play Store, and here are the names of those apps:

  • Compress Video (1 million + downloads).
  • Dynamic Wallpaper (1 million + downloads).
  • Geometries Wallpaper (1 million + downloads)
  • MojiFont (1 million + downloads).
  • Montage – Help you make cool videos. (100K + download).
  • My Replica 2 (500K + Download).
  • Old Me- Simulated Old Face (1 million + downloads).
  • Photo Converter (1 million + downloads).
  • Prank Calls: Fake Celebrity Calls (50K + Download)
  • Recover deleted photos, photo backup (1 million + downloads).
  • Search by Image: Image Search – Smart Search (1 million + downloads).
  • Video Magician (1 million + downloads).
  • Xsleep (100K + download).
  • Zynoa Wallpaper (100K + Download).
  • These are 14 money stealing apps that still exist on the Play Store. And amazingly, most of these apps, as you can see, have over a million downloads.

So, if you come across one of these apps while browsing new applications and games for your Android device, avoid downloading them. And if you are using one of these, I would recommend removing it from your device now.

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