Google is Now Officially Rolling out improved filtering system to help Play Store users to install secured apps. For this reason Google is Cracking Down on Fraudulent Apps in Play Store. Google has announced this on the Official Google Developer blog post. Google is taking this step to improve the quality of the marketplace. Over the years, the Play store has some fraudulent apps due to lack of regulatory measures and open source development tools.
Google is Cracking Down on Fraudulent Apps in Play Store
Google said in a blog post that:
“These attempts not only violate the Google Play Developer Policy but also harm our community of developers by hindering their chances of being discovered or recommended through our systems. Ultimately, they put the end users at risk of making wrong decisions based on inaccurate, unauthentic information.”
According to Google, some publishers tried to make fraudulent efforts to make their app more profit gaining. Such efforts include:
- Generating large amount of installs of an app through fraudulent means
- Posting five star reviews of an app in the Play Store(from fake accounts or to get paid).
Google claimed that such moves are in violation of the company’s Developer Policy. These actions affect consumers who download these fraudulent apps.
Hopefully, soon we will get the fraudulent free Apps in play Store. However, users do not need to update the play store as it is a back-end change.