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Japanese one Click Fraud Android Apps are still Alive

On 2013, 3000 one click fraud android apps are released on Google Play that led to fraudulent sites. on October scammers for the most part have stopped publishing new variants of the fraudulent apps on Google Play for unknown reasons.

Thise Android apps that lure victims to fraudulent sites may no longer be available on Google Play, there are currently other vehicles leading victims to these sites, such as spam. 

This scam typically begins with spam that has been sent to a mobile phone, ideally a smartphone. The spam message contains a link to an adult video website. The site claims that videos can be viewed free of charge.

The visitor is instructed to make a phone call in order to register for the site. Once the user calls the number provided on the site, an automated system will accept the call and save the phone number of the victim’s mobile device.

The visitor will then be prompted to input their telephone number in order to access the site. When the user clicks on a video after they’ve registered for the site, another Web page opens. 

If you read the page carefully, you will notice that the term “free” has completely disappeared and a tiny note about a subscription fee has been added.

If the visitor fails to notice this detail and clicks the download button, they will end up registering for the paid service and will be charged the hefty price of about US$1,000. If you actually compare the URL of the two adult video Web pages, you will notice that the two sites have different domains. 

The original site redirects the visitor to a different service and allows free videos to be viewed only on its own site, but no videos can be found. There are videos on the second site, but they are not available for free.

The site’s Q&A page warns visitors that they may receive phone calls from scammers asking them to pay for video services. The Web page instructs users to be carefully about making payments. The scammers do follow up by calling the visitors if the fee is not paid by the deadline.

Source:: http://www.symantec.com/

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