We have all been using plenty of apps on our smartphones day in and day out. Most of these apps are some sort of messaging or communication as well as social media apps. However, there are apps such as games and other productivity stuff too. Now, these apps have the highest chances of having a clone of themselves. These apps are also called fake apps which promise to be the real ones but they are not.
Now, the problem with fake apps is obviously that it is copyright infringement of the real app. However, it is also dangerous for the user’s security and privacy too. As these apps can be a phishing scam and will be able to access storage and media if we are not aware. Therefore, we are here to help you in order to spot fake apps. These will work for both the Google Play Store as well as the iOS App Store.
First of all, you need to look at an app’s logo as well as the name of the developer. However, this is the most basic step so the developers or even the fake apps are not expected to make mistakes. But there are still some obviously fake apps who have the logo of the real app with some tweaks.
This is a giveaway that the app is fake. Other than that, look for the app’s description and check if there are any spelling mistakes. If there are, it is a fake app because real app developers will have the content proof-read by a professional.
Also, check if there are any websites with a domain which is the full name of the application. For example, WhatsApp messenger can be found on WhatsApp.com only. If the app has a website named WhatsAppforandroid.com than it is clearly fake.
One last giveaway is if everything is correct is to check for the company’s social media account and see if the app has been officially launched or not. For example, some apps are not available on Android than also they are found on the Google Play Store which means that they are fake.