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Apple Removes Apps Due to Ratings Scam ➝

An email was sent from iPhoneography reader “SCW” to Phil Schiller revealing that Molinker Inc.’s applications were filled with fake reviews and ratings.

From the email:

Please investigate for I have just looked at 44 of the reviewers who posted reviews for this Molinker Inc app “NightCam Pro” & EVERY Review except 2 of the 44+ are ALL FAKE 5 ★★★★★ reviews. (on my iPhone I could view more reviews but on my computer only 35 were visible & of the 35 visible 34 ARE fake). If you investigate ALL have ONLY reviewed ONLY Molinker apps. A little odd that 42 of 44 US reviews are poorly written & that all users have only written reviews for either All Molinker photography apps (giving 5 star reviews to 6-7 Molinker apps ONLY no other apps by any other developer) or the same 2 apps.

iPhoneography confirmed on Sunday that all of Molinker’s applications have been removed from the App Store. I’m glad that this issue was resolved. But, one has to wonder why Apple didn’t have any kind of fake-review-blocking system in place already.