Google Sues Crypto Scammers for Fake Apps on Android App Store

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Google Sues Crypto Scammers for Fake Apps on Android App Store

The complaint, filed in the United States Southern District Court in New York, claimed the defendants uploaded fake crypto trading apps and other investment opportunities on the Google Play Store to lure investors into the scheme.

Google Fights Crypto Scammers in Lawsuit

The move marks Google as the first tech company to take legal action against online scammers, aiming to set a precedent for protecting users.

The alleged scammers were simply identified as Yunfeng Sun, who also goes by the alias Alphonse Sun, and Hongnam Cheung, also known as Zhang Hongnim or Stanford Fischer.

Both are based in China and Hong Kong, respectively.

Google claimed in the lawsuit that Sun and Fischer provided fake information, including misrepresentations about their identity, location, and the nature of the apps, to obtain authorization to publish the apps on its Play Store.

Sun and Fischer started the operation in 2019 and successfully created and published at least 87 fraudulent apps to...


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Google Sues Crypto Scammers for Fake Apps on Android App Store