If you have an iPhone, you can move on to the next ConsumerAffairs story – but if you have an Android device, your next move should be to look at all the apps on your device. Google has sent up a flare warning billions of Android users that they are in danger of being harmed by 19 different apps.
These malicious apps cover everything a scammer has in their toolbox: adware, malware, spyware, trojans, and more. All can infect a phone, steal your identity, passwords, or financial information like credit card numbers and bank accounts.
The apps that need to be deleted
When you look at the following list, there are apps you may have used in the past with zero problems. But, dastardly scammers have gone as low as they know how, downloading these apps themselves, reengineering them by adding in the malicious code and then putting them back on the Google Play store, according to MalwareFox.
Fare Gamehub and Box
Hope Camera-Picture Record
Same Launcher and Live Wallpaper
Cool Emoji Editor and Sticker
Simple Note Scanner
Universal PDF Scanner
Blood Pressure Checker
Vlog Star Video Editor
Creative 3D Launcher
Wow Beauty Camera
Gif Emoji Keyboard
Instand Heart Rate Anytime
We repeat -- in their original form there was nothing wrong with these apps. According to Google, scammers have changed them to make them dangerous.