Apple: Fraudsters don’t stand a chance in the App Store

Apple: Fraudsters don’t stand a chance in the App Store

4. June 2022 0 By Horst Buchwald

Apple: Fraudsters don’t stand a chance in the App Store

San Francisco, 6/2/2022

 

Apple said it prevented nearly $1.5 billion in potentially fraudulent transactions in its App Store last year. It also prevented about 1.6 million risky and vulnerable apps and updates from defrauding users.

According to the company, more than 170 million customer accounts associated with fraudulent and abusive activity were disabled in 2021.

Apple also rejected 343,000 apps from its store due to privacy violations. Another 34,500 apps were rejected because they had “hidden” features, and 157,000 because they misled users or were considered spam or copycat apps.

The company deleted 800,000 fraudulent developer accounts. More than 94 million reviews and 170 million ratings were blocked because they did not meet the company’s own standards.

As for moderation, Apple said it blocked more than 94 million reviews and 170 million assessments because they did not meet its own standards. It also removed 610,000 reviews after they were posted.

According to Apple, these actions would show that App Store is one of the safest places to find and download apps.

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