How to protect yourself from fake apps that could empty your bank account


Smartphones have become an essential part of our daily life and there is a denial about it. Almost everyone is dependent on their smartphone for many reasons and banking is one of them. Depending on the need of a particular person, there is wide availability of banking apps on Google play as well as third party websites. However, downloading a particular app without cross-checking its sources can get you in trouble and can sometimes drain your bank account. Therefore, whenever you download any app related to banking / recharging, you need to be careful.

Some of the things that indicate that a particular app may be counterfeit are as follows.

Battery drain

If by any chance you download an app that is causing a serious battery drain problem, you might have downloaded a bogus app. Battery drain is not a common problem for any application. It is possible that this application contains a virus and affects the personal data stored on your device.

Notes on the Play Store

Reviews on the Google Play Store are one of the most trusted sources for checking the validity of a particular app. Before downloading the app, be sure to browse the reviews in the Google Play Store. The reviews speak not only about the performance of the app, but also about the bugs generated in the app. The emergency app developers service can also be read in the comments section. Never skip reading the review section of the particular app review.

Application spelling

Please check the name of the particular banking / recharge app in the Play Store before downloading it. If you find an anomaly in the name of the app, chances are it’s a fake. Never download this kind of app, otherwise you may lose your hard earned money in your bank account.

Counterfeit apps

There are many apps that are simply a counterfeit of the original. If you ever find an app that looks like the original app, just read the app details. By going through the details of the app, you can know the developers, file size, version and many more. Be sure to go through the details of any app before downloading it.

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