Those fooled by the Virus Shield app scam on Google Play to get a refund, and more

Those fooled by the Virus Shield app scam on Google Play to get a refund, and more
Earlier this month, it was determined that a top rated and “top paid” app in the Google Play store, Virus Shield, was a complete sham, the $3.99 spent on the app yielded the user none of the proclaimed protections from “harmful apps being installed on your device.”

Still, in no time, the app snookered at least 30,000 people, netting the developer, Deviant Solutions, tens-of-thousands of dollars in revenue for an app that did nothing.

The good news is not only that Google is reimbursing people their $3.99 for the purchase, they will also get a $5 Play Store voucher. This is no doubt an olive branch to smooth any ruffled feathers those may have about Google Play being a sort of “wild, wild west” environment for apps.

If you happen to be one of the unfortunate buyers of this program you should be receiving an email from Google as follows:



source: Android Police

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