Did you know Beware iOS and Android users, these shady apps have costed Apple App Store and Google Play users more than $400 million with around a billion downloads from all over the world

Did you know Beware iOS and Android users, these shady apps have costed Apple App Store and Google Play users more than $400 million with around a billion downloads from all over the world

You may know some popular and authentic apps on App Store and Google play having a large number of downloads and earning a lot of money. Well, there are fair apps and developers that you can trust and enjoy on the internet, but, unfortunately not all of them are trustworthy, there are around 204 scam apps on Apple Store and Google play that have made more than $400 million according to the security researchers from Avast. Now the question is how these scam apps which are also called fleeceware make a lot of money from the App Store or Google, they actually, attract people by giving them free trials but then they change it to high recurring subscription services. These fleeceware apps mostly include musical instruments apps, palm readers, media editors, PDF readers, QR code scanners, camera filters which now a days people like to use.

According to the security researchers, more than 71 percent of detected fleeceware apps are on the App Store because the iOS users have to pay for most of the apps they use, but recently Apple took some serious actions against those developers who charge a high subscription but in return, they do not provide any quality services. The Apple Company decided to remove such apps from App Store. There are still around 134 scam apps on App Store with more than 500 million downloads and Sensor Tower made an estimate of the earnings of these apps that these apps made more than $365 million in revenue. However, Google Play has fewer scam apps but still; there are around 70 apps that have earned more than $38.5 million with same number of downloads as they have on the App Store.

These scam apps mostly target youngsters because they attract more to the catchy advertisements, some relaxing and playful themes on social media networks and these fleeceware apps promise them the free installation at the beginning or free download but in the end when they download such apps for free, these apps charge a lot of money. According to Avast, these apps have charged more than $3,432 monthly from an individual when their parents noticed the payment records from their credit cards. You cannot mark these fleeceware apps as malware and they have a place on App Store and Google play and these apps even have access to the official advertisement channels and for showing a genuine image of the app, the developer of these app rely on fake reviews.

In February, one developer of Apple sued the company for giving a place to these apps on App Store, but App Store and Google play are taking some strict actions against these fleeceware apps by providing more transparency in the in-app purchase and the subscription of such apps will be decided according to the quality of services they provide to the users. However, users should be also aware of such apps which provide a free trial in the beginning and latterly charge such a high cost. Here are the lists of all those fleeceware apps users should avoid or delete from their device to stay on the safe side.

Scam apps on Apple App Store, iOS Users Should Avoid

AppStore IDApp NameWeekly ChargeMothly ChargeAnnual ChargeMax Annual total
id951704333
id536422900
Filterra - Photo Editor
Frames - Picture Collage Maker
$4.99
$6.99
$6.99$30.99$259.48
$363.48
id1361012099Facelab - Face Editor & Beauty$5.99

$311.48
id1439312630TeasEar: ASMR Slime Antistress$7.99$24.99
$415.48
id1338755035
id417582128
StoryChic - IG Story Templates
Photo Splash - photo editor
$1.99
$2.99
$14.99
$6.99
$29.99
$30.99
$179.88
$155.48
id1459969523Nebula: Horoscope & Astrology$9.99$14.99$29.99$519.48
id1085015907Sweet Selfie:Photo Editor, Cam$4.99$7.99$24.99$259.48
id454172632
id1448364002
Cartoon yourself & caricature
Astroline: The Daily Horoscope
$9.99
$8.99
$9.99
$9.99
$29.99$519.48
$467.48
id1099718747FLMX - Video Editor$4.99$6.99$29.99$259.48
id1466604853Stickerfy: Sticker Maker$6.99$9.99$59.99$363.48
id1332651082
id939421784
Pixomatic - Background eraser
SpeedPro Slow speed video edit
$2.99
$2.99
$7.99
$6.99
$29.99
$30.99
$155.48
$155.48
id1425742487Fortunescope: Palm Reader$9.99

$519.48
id1435584540Music Zen - Relaxing Sounds$7.99
$89.99$415.48
id1457046754
id1488900664
Sticker Maker - BeSticky
Picsjoy: Photo Editor & Cutout
$4.99
$4.99
$9.99
$14.99
$29.99
$49.99
$259.48
$259.48
id421785759Photo To Sketch - Drawing book$3.99$6.99$30.99$207.48
id1509656049FX Master$9.99
$29.99$519.48
id1471631164
id1490818231
Mood Balance: Journal, Tracker
Presets for Lightroom - Vidl
$6.99
$3.99
$29.99
$9.99
$59.99
$29.99
$363.48
$207.48
id779522558Jigsaw Puzzle - Brain Games$7.99
$99.99$415.48
id1505322988Lift: Story Maker$4.99
$59.99$259.48
id1466069710
id1122479790
Dazzle - Insta stories editor
Baby Sticker- Track Milestones
$7.99$9.99
$4.99
$39.99
$39.99
$119.88
$415.48
id1477300670Life Palmistry - AI Palm & Tag$8.99$14.99$79.99$467.48
id1397274369Girl Games & Fun Cooking Games$8.99
$47.99$467.48
id1510762680
id1490238689
Photoly Remove Object & Editor
Facetory: Face Yoga & Exercise
$8.99
$9.99
$14.99
$39.99
$24.99
$29.99
$467.48
$519.48
id1477897886VOCHI Cool Video Effects Maker$7.99$9.99$89.99$415.48
id1477300425Lucky Life - Future Seer$7.99$24.99$59.99$415.48
id1466730381Voice Changer - Avatar$9.99$14.99$59.99$519.48
id1462734018Face Seer -Time Traces$8.99$25.99$59.99$467.48
id1138339822
id1482730806
Dazz Cam- D3D Photo Effect
Translator -AI & Real time
$7.99$5.99
$19.99
$29.99$415.48
$239.88
id1519375722Picsloop-Cartoon & D3D Effect$7.99$19.99$79.99$415.48
id1528112173Beat.ly Music Video Maker$7.99
$29.99$415.48
id1418599707
id1324079403
Funny Clip Maker
Pixel - Color by Number
$9.99$19.99
$8.99
$69.99
$49.99
$519.48
$107.88
id1287078595Cartoon Photo Editor-Comic Art$4.99
$29.99$259.48
id1458322572Youni – Photo Effects, Presets$7.99$7.99$54.99$415.48
id1519401508
id1448228271
UltraFX - Effect Video Maker
Girl Games: Unicorn Slime
$9.99
$9.99

$29.99
$69.99
$519.48
$519.48
id1460654148Everbloom – Stories Editor
$9.99$39.99$119.88
id1330592794Impresso - Insta Story Editor
$14.99$49.99$179.88
id1450250541
id769940884
PDF Scanner: Document Scan
Zodianic Astrology & Horoscope
$7.99
$9.99
$19.99
$14.99
$19.99
$49.99
$415.48
$519.48
id1502064586Beat.ly - Music Video Maker$6.99
$19.99$363.48
id1479390854Dizzi - Photo & Video Effects$7.99
$29.99$415.48
id1505783237
id1514366072
TikCut - Video Editor Tempo MV
Hyper Cleaner: Clean Phone
$4.99
$4.99
$9.99$69.99
$29.99
$259.48
$259.48
id1484108330Photic - Pic & Photo Editor$6.99
$29.99$363.48
id1450598373Highlight Story Cover Maker!$2.99
$19.99$155.48
id1527268679
id1491645007
Cartoonify Photo Editor Camera
PicMagic- Cartoon Photo Editor
$7.99
$8.99
$49.99$59.99
$95.99
$415.48
$467.48
id1528176190Cartoons Me - Photo Art Editor$8.99
$24.99$467.48
id1488890984Vidos - Music Video Maker$4.99$8.99$24.99$259.48
id1479502509
id1198635925
Camera+: Photo Video&Cutout
Piconic - Photo Editor&Collage
$8.99
$3.99
$19.99
$11.99
$69.99
$17.99
$467.48
$207.48
id1435294929Sweet Pics - Baby Photo Editor$4.99
$29.99$259.48
id1527261695FX Mage - Magic Video Effects$1.99$6.99$49.99$103.48
id1522502107Slimy: Anxiety Relief Slime 3D$7.99$24.99
$415.48
id1523277919Frame - Slideshow Video Maker$4.99
$34.99$259.48
id1508129645Auto Sticker Maker Studio$8.99
$24.99$467.48
id1533947078
id1540719743
iCons - Icon Changer App +
ToonApp Cartoon Photo Editor
$4.99
$4.99
$9.99
$8.99
$29.99
$54.99
$259.48
$259.48
id1512758709MagicFX - Magic Video Effects$9.99$12.99$59.99$519.48
id1450162608Horoscope 2019 and Palm Reader$9.99$14.99$69.99$519.48
id1350788155
id1529624492
PolyColor - Color by Polygon
Famous: Celebrity Look Alike
$7.99
$5.99
$29.99
$9.99
$69.99
$69.99
$415.48
$311.48
id1524428025BoomArt - Auto Cutout$6.99$24.99$79.99$363.48
id1460128812Slime Boutique by TeasEar$4.99$14.99
$259.48
id1372445149
id1316038532
Handset - Second Phone Number
Pixpic Color by Number
$7.99
$7.99
$29.99
$19.99
$39.99$415.48
$415.48
id1456747929SlidePic - Slideshow Maker$4.99
$24.99$259.48
id1534301239Widja - Photo Widgets$2.99

$155.48
id447709673
id1438851903
Astro+ Horoscope & Astrology
FaceMeFun Personality Tests
$9.99
$9.99
$14.99
$19.99
$49.99
$49.99
$519.48
$519.48
id1264068926Watercolor Effect Oil Painting$4.99
$29.99$259.48
id1534297276Widget PLUS+ - Photo & Weather$4.99$14.99$39.99$259.48
id1358312640
id1441792214
Wordy - Word Search Adventure
KeyTune - Custom keyboard
$4.99
$5.99
$9.99$24.99$259.48
$311.48
id1457371162aipic - Magic Photo Editor$4.99$6.99$19.99$259.48
id1499292615PicsFX:Photo&Video Editor$9.99$18.99
$519.48
id1446001957
id1525529573
Path - Horoscope & Astrology
Magic Makeup - Tattoo Design
$9.99
$5.99
$29.99
$9.99
$69.99$519.48
$311.48
id1312869367tmm - Chat Fiction Stories$7.99
$39.99$415.48
id1085652055Photo Collage - Collageable$7.99

$415.48
id1486555861
id1501366665
Followers+-My Ins Reports
Hub - Story Templates Maker
$8.99
$3.99
$19.99
$9.99
$35.99
$29.99
$467.48
$207.48
id1532864216iWidget Pro : Custom widgets$5.99$9.99$19.99$311.48
id1532725951VidTempo - Music Video Maker$4.99
$29.99$259.48
id1468905210Video Puzzles - Magic Puzzle$7.99

$415.48
id1532236315Funny Face Swap Me - GIF Maker$8.99$9.99$39.99$467.48
id1503641889Body Editor : Manly Body&Hair$4.99$7.99$19.99$259.48
id1485065362
id1545086676
Flame: Smart Online App
Menu Maker!
$14.99
$3.99
$39.99$119.99
$49.99
$779.48
$207.48
id1471625272Fortunescan: Palmistry Online$7.99

$415.48
id1523267093Video Maker - Photo Effects
$19.99
$239.88
id493226494
id426912243
edjing Mix - dj app
Guitar - Chords, Tabs & Games
$7.99
$7.99
$12.99$59.99
$49.99
$415.48
$415.48
id694133630Piano - Lessons & Tiles Games$7.99$19.99$49.99$415.48
id1141835258Beat Maker Go - Make Music$7.99$14.99$39.99$415.48
id474286241
id559798172
WeDrum: Drums, Real Drum Games
Metronome - Tap Tempo & Rhythm
$7.99
$9.99
$12.99
$19.99
$79.99$415.48
$519.48
id662890455Guitar Tuner - Ukulele & Bass$7.99
$79.99$415.48
id1365011081Guitar - real games & lessons$9.49$18.99$75.99$493.48
id1381436705
id1360309966
Drums: Play Beats & Drum Games
Piano - Music & keyboard game
$9.49
$8.99
$18.99
$19.99
$75.99
$89.99
$493.48
$467.48
id1438248122Guitar Tuner Pro, Bass,Ukulele$9.99$19.99$59.99$519.48
id1362013798Beat maker pro - DJ Drum Pad$7.99$14.99$59.99$415.48
id1235472374
id1392338617
Karaoke Songs - Voice Singing
Piano Crush - Keyboard Games
$9.99
$9.99
$24.99
$19.99
$89.99
$49.99
$519.48
$519.48
id1022000001edjing Pro - music remix maker$9.99$19.99$69.99$519.48
id1470224073DJ it! - Music Mixer Pad$9.99$19.99$39.99$519.48
id1125826534
id1388274732
Jambl: DJ Band & Beat Maker
Guitar Play - Games & Songs
$7.99
$9.99
$19.49
$12.99
$45.99
$99.99
$415.48
$519.48
id1477199570Memoristo: Brain Test, IQ Game$9.99
$49.99$519.48
id1515251400Loop Maker Pro - Music Maker$7.99

$415.48
id1439767245
id777191669
Metronome Pro - Beat & Tempo
Equalizer+ HD music player
$7.99
$7.99
$19.99$69.99
$49.99
$415.48
$415.48
id927920917Bass Booster Volume Power Amp$8.99$18.99$75.99$467.48
id1084228340Equalizer Fx: Bass Booster App$7.99$11.99$49.99$415.48
id1040149161ScanGuru: PDF Document Scanner$6.99$19.99$69.99$363.48
id1056210011Drink Water ∙ Daily Reminder$7.99$4.99$29.99$415.48
id1464513090Password Manager - Lock Apps$8.99
$49.99$467.48
id1462763762
id1364842664
Live Wallpaper Maker: 4K Theme
RECOLLECT: Color by Number
$7.99
$5.99
$15.99$49.99
$69.99
$415.48
$311.48
id1459119812Avatar Maker Character Creator$4.99
$39.99$259.48
id1458104794Translator Guru: Voice & Text$7.99
$59.99$415.48
id1468282792
id1450144832
Ringtones HD ∙ Ringtone Maker
Scanner App ∙ Scan & Sign PDF
$7.99
$7.99
$9.99$59.99
$59.99
$415.48
$415.48
id1403169042Translate Camera - Speak On$7.99
$47.99$415.48






SensorTower Estimated Download Total




500,000,000

SensorTower Estimated Revenue Total



$365,000,000

Scam apps on Google Play Store Android Users Should Avoid

PlayStore IDApp NameIn-App PurchasesDownloads
com.gismart.realpianofreePiano Free - Keyboard with Magic Tiles Music Games$1.49 - $89.99 per item100,000,000
com.edjing.edjingdjturntableedjing Mix - Free Music DJ app$0.99 - $114.99 per item50,000,000
com.gismart.guitarReal Guitar Free - Chords, Tabs & Simulator Games$1.99 - $89.99 per item50,000,000
com.playland.fancyslimeFancy Slime$9.99 - $59.99 per item10,000,000
com.fortunescopeFortuneScope: live palm reader and fortune teller$1.99 - $49.99 per item10,000,000
com.vicman.toonmeappToonMe - Cartoon yourself photo editor$4.99 - $34.99 per item10,000,000
com.mwm.guitarGuitar - play music games, pro tabs and chords!$5.49 - $114.99 per item10,000,000
com.mwm.drumDrums: real drum set music games to play and learn$5.49 - $114.99 per item10,000,000
com.gismart.realdrum2freeDrum Set Music Games & Drums Kit Simulator$1.49 - $89.99 per item10,000,000
com.gismart.drum.pads.machineDrum Pads - Beat Maker Go$0.99 - $69.99 per item10,000,000
com.gismart.piano.games.music.keyboardPiano - Play & Learn Music$1.99 - $89.99 per item10,000,000
com.mwm.samplerBeat Maker Pro - music maker drum pad$0.99 - $79.99 per item10,000,000
faceapp.aging.young.ai.faceMagic Face:face aging, young camera, fantastic app$28.99 - $99.99 per item5,000,000
com.lyrebirdstudio.cartoonToonApp: AI Cartoon Photo Editor, Cartoon Yourself$1.99 - $54.99 per item5,000,000
com.palmsecret.horoscopePalm Secret - Palm Reader, Cartoon Photo, Fun$25.99 - $96.99 per item5,000,000
com.academy.soular.starPalmistry$24.99 - $94.99 per item5,000,000
com.horoastrolineDaily horoscope, palmistry, numerology - Astroline$3.99 - $69.99 per item5,000,000
instagramstory.maker.unfoldInsta Story Art Maker for Instagram - StoryChic$0.99 - $29.99 per item5,000,000
com.video.fxmasterFX Master$14.99 - $59.99 per item5,000,000
com.gismart.karaokeKaraoke - Sing Songs!$7.99 - $64.99 per item5,000,000
com.meditation.deepsleep.relaxRelax - Daily Palmistry, future baby, palm Scanner$9.99 - $94.99 per item1,000,000
com.lifeadvisor.proLife Advisor: Baby predict, Palm Reader&Face aging$9.99 - $99.99 per item1,000,000
com.appland.qrscannerQR & Barcode Scanner$2.49 - $94.99 per item1,000,000
com.orionhoroscope.daily.horoscopePalm reader - horoscope, palmistry and divinations$0.99 - $33.99 per item1,000,000
com.palm.reading.predict.palmistryPalmistry: Predict Future by Palm Reading$9.99 - $89.99 per item1,000,000
genesis.nebulaNebula: Horoscope & Astrology$9.99 - $119.99 per item1,000,000
com.life.palmLife Palmistry - AI Palm&Gender&Prediction$7.99 - $89.99 per item1,000,000
com.spider.black.hole.rope.hero.ninja.frog.crime.city.miamiMiami Rope Hero -Light Speed Frog Black Ninja Hole$32.99 - $184.99 per item1,000,000
com.timuzsolutions.bikewheelingMotorbike Games 2020 - New Bike Racing Game$24.99 - $184.99 per item1,000,000
com.beyondapps.play.slime.diy.slimy.simulator.time.asmr.smashSticky Slime - ASMR Slime Simulator$9.99 - $129.99 per item1,000,000
com.facemetrics.asmrTeasEar - ASMR Meditation & Slime Simulator Games$0.99 - $64.99 per item1,000,000
com.twofinger.slimeplayerRealistic ASMR Slime Simulator$29.99 - $49.99 per item1,000,000
com.lan.asmr.gameSlime Simulator - Super ASMR Game$2.99 - $49.99 per item1,000,000
com.exosmart.bestickyBeSticky - Sticker Maker for WhatsApp$0.99 - $37.99 per item1,000,000
dj.mixer.music.pro.sound.effectsDJ it! - Music Mixer$16.99 - $49.99 per item1,000,000
com.jambl.appJambl: Beat Maker & Dj Music Creator$8.99 - $49.99 per item1,000,000
pads.loops.dj.make.music.beat
com.mwm.piano
Loop Maker Pro - Music Maker
Piano - music games to play & learn songs for free
$6.49 - $49.99 per item
$0.99 - $59.99 per item
1,000,000
1,000,000
com.mwm.guitartunerGuitar Tuner Pro - Tune your Guitar, Bass, Ukulele$1.99 - $49.99 per item1,000,000
com.gismart.guitar.game.playerGuitar Play - Games & Songs$11.99 - $64.99 per item1,000,000
com.find.connect.familyFamio: Connect With Family$7.99 - $79.99 per item1,000,000
com.aiscan
pdf.document.scanner
AiScan: All QR Code, Scanner & Barcode Reader
PDF Document Scanner
$9.99 - $79.99 per item
$9.99 - $69.99 per item
1,000,000
1,000,000
com.kookyPhoto Editor Pro - Kooky$1.99 - $54.99 per item1,000,000
oms.mmc.fortunetelling.gmpay.measuringtools.palmistrymastersPalmistry — a Quick Chinese Palm Reading Guide$1.00 - $59.99 per item500,000
com.test.seekmeSeekMe - Palm Scan Cartoon Camera Baby Prediction$0.99 - $79.99 per item500,000
com.romancedawn.horoscope
com.indexzero.jelly.slime.asmr.meditation.triggers
My Palmistry & Astrology: Face Aging & Palm Reader
Jelly: Slimes & ASMR, antistress simulation games
$7.99 - $94.99 per item
$9.99 per item
500,000
500,000
com.sticky.slime.time.asmr.smash.play.slime.diy.slimy.simulatorSticky Slime - Fancy Slime Simulator ASMR$8.99 - $99.99 per item500,000
com.facemetrics.palmistryHoroscope 2019 and Palmistry - Everyday Prediction$0.99 - $64.99 per item500,000
ahaha.squishy.slimeSlimes satisfy asmr. Make diy. Slime maker$9.99 - $49.99 per item500,000
app.plant.identification
com.elteam.lightroompresets
Plant Lens - Plant & Flower Identification
Light Presets
$1.99 - $99.99 per item
$0.99 - $29.99 per item
500,000
500,000
com.horoscope.androidFortuneScan - Predict Future by Palm Reading$59.99 per item100,000
com.pixeland.eon.astrology.daily.horoscopeEon - Astrology and Daily Horoscope$39.99 per item100,000
com.fortune.scanFortunescan - Palmistry, Palm Reader & Horoscope$4.99 - $49.99 per item100,000
com.stellium
com.stellarpalmistry.app
Stellium Daily Horoscope
PalmistryHD - Palm Reading & Daily Horoscope
$4.99 - $89.99 per item
$4.99 - $59.99 per item
100,000
100,000
com.beyondapps.palmreader.horoscope.tarot.faceage.palmistryPalm Expert - Palmistry, Horoscope & Tarot Reading$49.99 - $89.99 per item100,000
com.astrology.soular.starSoular$22.99 - $94.99 per item100,000
com.palm.astrologyAstrology & Palm Master$23.99 - $94.99 per item100,000
face.yoga.skincare.app
com.conceptivapps.blossom
Facetory: Face Yoga & Facial Exercises
Blossom - Plant Identification app
$7.99 - $49.99 per item
$6.99 - $19.99 per item
100,000
100,000
com.gismart.relaxMusic Zen - Relaxing Sounds$4.99 - $49.99 per item100,000
pdf.document.readerPDF Document Reader$14.99 - $59.99 per item100,000
com.facemetrics.daystress.relief
com.pixeland.tarot.time.card.reading.daily.horoscope
DayStress Relief: Relaxation & Antistress app
Tarot Numerology: card reading
$0.99 - $64.99 per item
$39.99 per item
50,000
50,000
com.harmonybit.horoscopeAstrospot: horoscope matches, daily predictions$9.99 - $89.99 per item50,000
com.slime.simulator.gamesPerfect Slime Simulator - ASMR & Satisfying game$24.99 - $49.99 per item50,000
horoscope.proFace Scan: Horoscope & Astrology$19.99 - $74.99 per item50,000




PlayStore Estimated Download Total

359,950,000




SensorTower Estimated Download Total

500,000,000




SensorTower Estimated Revenue Total

$38,500,000

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