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Beware of fake apps on Google Play, including the Ooredoo wannabe

Beware of fake apps on Google Play, including the Ooredoo wannabe

Ooredoo has issued a press statement cautioning its customers about a fake Ooredoo Android mobile app that is available on Google Play. The fake app carries the same logo and design that of Ooredoo, but is not authorised by Ooredoo. Downloading it could lead to security risk for customers. If you have already, immediately delete it. Read full report here.

Burhan Alhaffar, a Qatar-based application developer, says Google Play is like an open market with over 1000 apps available to download. “Google Play doesn’t check if the app is genuine or not. But Apple is quite strict, they take 10 days to approve an app. The only way to check an app’s authenticity is by decoding it. But since it’s impossible for a lay person to decode an app, it’s best to download apps from the official website of the provider or from Apple.”

The official Ooredoo app is currently available only for Apple devices, including the iPhone, iPad and iPod. Click here to download. Ooredoo will soon release the app for Android and BlackBerry smartphones. The Ooredoo app enables customers to view their accounts, top up Hala credit, manage their Shahry account, redeem Nojoom Points, reserve Easy-to-Remember numbers and access the phone directory.

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