Freemium Anroid apps are known to be looked at with a great deal of suspicion as they claim to be for free with optimal payment plans for premium subscriptions.
Despite this, users seem to not be bothered about this and they assume that only small scale apps are the ones that cause these kind of problems.
However, there are a number of huge apps which engage in suspicious behavior. The biggest example of such an app is the video editor, VivaVideo. It’s shocking to see how legitimate this app appears to be at first.
It has over 100 million downloads and countless users have apparently given it a rating of 4.4.
According to Secure-D, a mobile security platform, this app has about 20 million bogus premium subscriptions which have been blocked from the app by their algorithms since 2019.
Users have saved up to $27 million and a lot of attempts to steal money from them have been made since 2019.
However, it is important to note that this app has only just been discovered to be so unethical, which means that countless millions have probably already been stolen from users without their knowledge.