Apple’s iOS App Store is known for getting scams from time to time, with many being in the form of reproduced video games. This time one of Microsoft’s titles seemingly made its way onto the platform before quickly being confirmed as fake and removed by Apple (via IGN).
It appears that for a brief amount of time a scammer was selling Cuphead on the iOS App Store for $4.99. Many fans were quick to spread this news across the internet, and Studio MDHR just as quickly jumped onto the news to confirm it was fake.
There is a Cuphead imposter app on the iOS store — this is a scam. We are working on removing the fraudulent app ASAP!
— Studio MDHR (@StudioMDHR) December 18, 2017
Apple has already removed the game from its store. We do not know what the app would have installed in someone’s device if they had purchased it, but odds are it would have been nothing good. It’s unclear how it even made its way onto the store to begin with.
IGN confirmed that the support website listed on the App Store is a cloned version of the official Cuphead page, and that it was hosted on a small Hungarian web hosting service. Other elements from the page also hint towards this scam originating in Hungary.
If you’d like to purchase a legitimate copy of Cuphead, you can do so on the Microsoft Store for $19.99.