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Google removes 22 fraudulent apps from Android Market

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By Stephen Lepitak, -

December 15, 2011 | 1 min read

22 Android apps have been removed by Google from its Android Market having been found to contain fraudulent software.

According to the BBC, the apps are said to have violated security policies, and posed as third party software such as Angry Birds, in order to trick users into sending premium text messages.

It is believed that the fraud, which would see the user giving their phone permission to send a text message costing around £3 when they downloaded the app, is believed to have originated in Russia.

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