Google Warning: Google has banned 150 apps from its Playstore. These 150 dangerous SMS scam apps in the Play Store are part of a larger scam under the UltimaSMS name. In this scam, a lot of people have been caught in the trap of a premium SMS service, unbeknownst to the public. Such fake applications have been downloaded more than 10.5 million times.
What is UltimaSMS Scam?
The thugs are very cleverly getting into a premium SMS scam named ‘UltimaSMS’. It opened in May 2021. Violators have trapped people by installing keyboards, QR code scanners, video and image editors, spam call blockers, camera filters and some game apps. These fake apps have been downloaded by people in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, USA, Poland and many other countries in the Middle East.
Lime is applied in this way
These fake apps take the user’s phone number and email information in front of users using the features. Following this, they were forced to pay for a premium SMS service, depending on the user’s location and mobile carrier. This amount is Rs.
How to Avoid Malicious SMS Apps
- Disable the premium SMS option from your carrier.
- Before downloading any such app, definitely read its review. By reading more and more reviews, you can know the purpose of the app.
- Do not feed your mobile number to the app unless you trust the app.
- Read each notification carefully when installing the app and give it any permission after reading it.
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