Fake Chrome browser scamming users in Marketplace

fakechromeWhile the Marketplace certifiers may be good at keeping out malware (and we don’t really know this for sure either) they are certainly not good at keeping out crapware.

The latest is a fake Google Chrome browser, which the description boldly claims:

Keep Chrome Browser handy on your device, especially for those unavoidable times you are on a slow crowded network, away from Wi-Fi. This app is same as a google chrome web browser. It has most stylish search button. Facebook, Google, Yahoo! -with Chrome Browser, all your favorite sites work great on your windows phone.

The app is in fact simply an IE Shell and will work no better or worse than the built-in browser.

For that privilege it will charge (scam) buyers out of $1.99 without the chance of free trial.

The reviews are filled with one stars, and it is a pity that it takes blogs rather than a proper screening system to alert Microsoft to act on these scams.

Via WPCentral.com

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