SnapTube Android Scam App Downloaded by 40 Million People: What Should You Do

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You have to verify your Android device for SnapTube right now. A recent report says that the app could be draining the bank accounts of 40 million Android users. 

SnapTube is a popular app that allows users to download any videos from YouTube and Facebook. The app was free to download, but some tech researchers said that it could sign up users for premium paid services without them even knowing. Here is what you need to know. 

SnapTube Cause Lots of Issues to Android Users

A report from UpStreamSystems states that the 40 million users who have downloaded SnapTube could end up paying a high price. The once praised and friendly app now causes many issues to all the Android users who install it.

Such issues are labeled as “fleeceware” scams which means that the app is not actually malware, but it can take lots of money from you. Android scams like this rely on the fact that Google Play Store can let apps take periodic payments from the credit or debit card associated with the users’ accounts. It might be useful when users are paying for apps like Netflix, but not great at all when they have no idea they’ve downloaded fleeceware. 

SnapTube comes with a free trial that maybe some users have forgotten all about it by the time it begins charging. Android users can cancel trials before the subscriptions start or simply uninstall it, whenever they want. However, some users download apps like SnapTube and use it once or twice and then entirely forget about them. 

SnapTube has been accused of getting approximately $100 million from scamming unsuspecting Android users. Mobiuspace, the app’s developer, has been confronted, but he explained that he was unaware of such a thing. He claimed that any unwanted charge issues would be due to a third-party app that SnapTube works. 

Google, however, has now removed the app from the PlayStore. If you’ve downloaded SnapTube, you have to access Google Play Store and go to the Subscriptions option under the menu button to cancel any subscriptions. 

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