Published on April 22nd, 2014 📆 | 2816 Views ⚑0
Google offers Refunds to users scammed by fake “Virus Shield” app
According to Android Police, Google has decided to refund $3.99 back to users and apart from the full refund, to maintain its reputation among users, Google offering an extra $5 Google Play Store credit to each, which can be used to purchase digital content on Google Play store such as apps, games, books, music and movies.
“Google Play’s policies strictly prohibit false claims like these, and in light of this, we’re refunding you for your “Virus Shield” purchase. You should see funds returned to your account within the next 14 days. Additionally, we'd like to offer you $5 promotional credit1, which can be used to purchase digital content on Google Play such as apps, games, books, music and movies.” Google Play Support said.
The developer of Virus Shield app approached The Guardian newspaper to claims that the app without the virus protection was uploaded to the Play Store by mistake and he removed the app from the Play Store himself before his developer account was suspended.
"One of our developers simply made a foolish mistake. The app version that was decompiled by AndroidPolice was not intended to be released. It was an early placeholder that our ui designer created. There was a mix-up between the version that contained the antivirus code for our app." app developer Jesse Carter of Deviant Solutions said.
GOOGLE APOLOGY LETTER
Google learned from their mistake and promised that such apps will never get top position, even if allowed to be listed in the Play Store.