Quick Heal Security Lab has spotted 28 Fake Apps with over 48,000+ (all together) installations on Google Play Store. Google play has removed a total of 28 fake apps from the Play Store after reports by Quick Heal Security Lab. The apps do not have any legitimate functionality related to App name. All apps are made by the same developer ‘Sarvesh Developer’.
The description of “Credit Card Process” application on play store is, “provide credit card process” but in the actual application there is no information related to the credit card process. Same is the case with “Home Loan Advisor” application, where the description on play store is, “Gives advice for home loan” but in the actual application there isn’t any information related to home loan advice. Developer develops these apps only for earning money by showing advertisements.
All apps have same functionality- it gives some task to earn money. To complete each task we need to watch some ads, click on ads and download some apps. After clicking and downloading apps we get points. These fake apps claim that after 10 points, money can be transferred to Paytm, but according to user comments on Play store, transaction shows completed status in fake app but money does not get transferred to Paytm wallet.
In notification windows it shows message to user, “Because of some issues payment was not done, today everyone will get the payment”. The message is in Hindi language so we can assume that developer could be Indian.