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Apple Removed 95,000 Fraudulent Applications From App Store in 2020

The company’s App Review team last year rejected roughly 200,000 applications that either contained hidden features or which were found to be spam, copycats, or attempting to trick users into making purchases.

An additional 95,000 apps were removed for violating the App Store policies, mainly for performing bait-and-switch maneuvers, where the app functionality is fundamentally changed – usually to commit nefarious actions – after approval in the App Store.

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