Dubious Android apps charge users hundreds of dollars per month after free trial


Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/dubious-android-apps-charge-users-hundreds-of-dollars-per-month-after-free-trial-86081/

Several dubious apps in the Google Play Store cost users hundreds of dollars per month, according to analysis by security researcher Lukas Stefanko. The apps are initially free for 3 days, but after that charge hundreds of dollars if users forget to unsubscribe in time.


One thing’s for sure - Google itself makes it too easy for this type of scam to take place. When a free trial ends, the app should give the option to either start paying the subscription to continue using the app with the cost clearly displayed or to exit the app, allowing the user to uninstall it.