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Help a journalist investigate app market fraud?

02-06-2014, 11:33 PM
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Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 1
Help a journalist investigate app market fraud?

Hello, everybody. My name is Atlas Burke and I'm looking at doing a story about fraud and manipulation of mobile markets. I know apple made a big crackdown after fraud was exposed on the TA forums. I'm curious if the problem has vanished, or if it's still a major issue.

In addition to doing my own research I figured it couldn't hurt to ask you guys if you've seen examples of market fraud. And it can't just be "I heard..." or "Game XXX got so popular so fast it had to be..." I'll need solid evidence. Obviously, I'm happy to take all measures to maintain source anonymity, if requested.

Looking forward to hearing from you guys.
Atlas Burke
02-07-2014, 03:08 AM
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Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 990
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Originally Posted by AtlasBurke View Post
Hello, everybody. My name is Atlas Burke and I'm looking at doing a story about fraud and manipulation of mobile markets. I know apple made a big crackdown after fraud was exposed on the TA forums. I'm curious if the problem has vanished, or if it's still a major issue.

In addition to doing my own research I figured it couldn't hurt to ask you guys if you've seen examples of market fraud. And it can't just be "I heard..." or "Game XXX got so popular so fast it had to be..." I'll need solid evidence. Obviously, I'm happy to take all measures to maintain source anonymity, if requested.

Looking forward to hearing from you guys.
Atlas Burke
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There is also the guy in the android forum knowingly and blantently ripping off the Tetris brand for profit, using their name.

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