Fake Chrome browser in the Windows Phone Marketplace duping people out of $2
The app is called Chrome, sports the famous Google Chrome logo, and has a description that states, “Keep Chrome Browser handy on your device, especially for those unavoidable times you are on a slow crowded network, away from Wi-Fi. This app is same as a google chrome web browser. It has most stylish search button. Facebook, Google, Yahoo! -with Chrome Browser, all your favorite sites work great on your windows phone.”
Unfortunately the app is just an IE Shell; therefore, users will see no speed improvements over the built-in option. With a price tag of $1.99, this is surely a scam to be on the lookout for.
Luckily it has started to amass a collection of 1-star ratings, which should send up a red flag for an unsuspecting user. Hopefully, Microsoft will be more diligent in removing garbage like this from the Marketplace.
Look, but don't buy the Chrome app here [Windows Phone Marketplace Link]
Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011
posted on Jan 24, 2012, 2:40 AM 1
Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 26, 2012
posted on Mar 26, 2012, 5:09 AM 0
PhoneArena Comments Rules
A discussion is a place, where people can voice their opinion, no matter if it is positive, neutral or negative. However, when posting, one must stay true to the topic, and not just share some random thoughts, which are not directly related to the matter.
Things that are NOT allowed:
- Off-topic talk - you must stick to the subject of discussion
- Trolling - see a description
- Flame wars
- Offensive, hate speech - if you want to say something, say it politely
- Spam/Advertisements - these posts are deleted
- Multiple accounts - one person can have only one account
- Impersonations and offensive nicknames - these accounts get banned
Moderation is done by humans. We try to be as objective as possible and moderate with zero bias. If you think a post should be moderated - please, report it.
Have a question about the rules or why you have been moderated/limited/banned? Please, contact us.
Send a warning to post author
Send a warning to Selected user.
The user has 0 warnings currently.
Next warning will result in ban!
Ban user and delete all posts
Message to PhoneArena moderator (optional):