It works with special algorithms that match users with potential dates.
Professional fraudsters catch the unguarded with their tricky tactics.
Mc Afee Mobile Security detects these fraudulent dating-service apps as Android/Deai Fraud and protects customers from this common Japanese fraud.
The number of total downloads lies between 90,000 and 310,000.
The figure would be higher if we counted already deleted apps.
On those sites, users are requested to input their email address on their devices or in some cases their mobile phone numbers.
Once users register for the service, the decoy sends mail, which always has the same message.The apps vary in format: displaying fraudulent websites, providing fake advertisement links to websites, providing links a set of websites including malicious sites and legitimate dating services, imitating article threads from a well-known BBS and tricking readers into believing their story and registering for the malicious services, and so on.These applications do not automatically collect private information from the devices or send spam mails/SMS messages; they just lead users to their fraudulent sites.We have confirmed about 600 malicious applications have been published since the beginning of April.We have also confirmed that another type of well-known fraudulent application–bogus adult dating services–are increasing on Google Play.Mingle2 is a membership service of which users pay to be a part.