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App Store scam pulls in $13 million with the help of fake reviews

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AmpMe App Store scam rakes in $13 million
That's ... a lot of money.
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It seems it’s not that difficult to make millions of dollars on the App Store if you’re willing to charge people for a “free” service and you have money to spend on blatantly fake but seemingly effective reviews.

That’s how one developer, which offers an app that claims to make your music louder, has collected a cool $13 million — and somehow been featured by Apple multiple times in various countries — in under four years.