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  • Fraudulent iTunes Activity, Purchases Blamed on Chinese iOS Game



    Several reports have surfaced that multiple iOS gamers who downloaded a free Chinese-language role playing game called 帝國 Online (the English version of the app is still in beta) have experienced fraudulent activity in their iTunes account - specifically, unauthorized in-app purchases. According to a report from Apple Insider, Apple is now investigating the matter.

    Despite relatively decent user ratings, one gamer posted the following: "BEWARE. It will tap your iTunes account $ wise down to nothing. I had $50 in my account and this app on it's own took $49.00 from my account." Apple has reportedly refunded the alleged fraudulent in-app purchases claimed by some users. At this time, however, it isn't clear if the app truly bilked its players out of a decent chunk of change or if the players "didn't understand" they were making real purchases and not simply playing along with the purchase elements of the game.

    While similar incidents have been reported infrequently, Apple only began seeing this variety of problem once it changed its original policy only allowing in-app purchases for paid applications. Now, developers can serve up free apps that sell in-game elements for a fee. As a result, some complaints - possibly including those outlined above - may be the result of gamer confusion. Consequently, gamers concerned with the prospect of being tricked into making real purchases have the option to disable in-app Purchases for their iOS device.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Fraudulent iTunes Activity, Purchases Blamed on Chinese iOS Game started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 68 Comments
    1. nevv's Avatar
      nevv -
      Quote Originally Posted by se23 View Post
      It's like saying a man got shot, oh he was probably black!
      its actually like saying "a man got shot, he must have been shot by a black guy."


      oh and try to buy a memory card from china that doesnt have a virus on it... thats why no one should be surprised at the app
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Quote Originally Posted by nevv View Post
      its actually like saying "a man got shot, he must have been shot by a black guy."
      Lol. True say
    1. Mobiman's Avatar
      Mobiman -
      Interesting to see how ones mind get carried away from the topic.
    1. ShredNasty's Avatar
      ShredNasty -
      Quote Originally Posted by se23 View Post
      1)ok I will start stereotyping that I bet all of the dumb a** comments against me were from Yanks or equally as dumb canadiens!
      Lol. Dumb yanks, huh? Well, for a bunch of dumba**es, we sure figured out how to be better than you at everything. Except soccor. And having crooked teeth. Oh and saving queens. Y'all are good at that.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      This is why in app purchases should be banned. Sell the whole package at one time and there will be no need to scrutinize devs.
    1. milkycloud's Avatar
      milkycloud -
      Quote Originally Posted by ShredNasty View Post
      Lol. Dumb yanks, huh? Well, for a bunch of dumba**es, we sure figured out how to be better than you at everything. Except soccor. And having crooked teeth. Oh and saving queens. Y'all are good at that.
      Yup, Americans are great at starting wars and stealing oil from poor countries.

      And in my opinion, I much rather have crooked teeths and a queen to save than to be an American.

      By the way, somehow, American seems to think that they are better, but when you ask them to name a country starting with 'U' they blackout with no answers.

      Common American intellect;
      What is the Capital of UK?

      France

      Other than the US which super power starts with an 'U'?

      Utah
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Quote Originally Posted by milkycloud View Post
      Yup, Americans are great at starting wars and stealing oil from poor countries.

      And in my opinion, I much rather have crooked teeths and a queen to save than to be an American.

      By the way, somehow, American seems to think that they are better, but when you ask them to name a country starting with 'U' they blackout with no answers.

      Common American intellect;
      What is the Capital of UK?

      France

      Other than the US which super power starts with an 'U'?

      Utah
      Americans are great at WINNING wars and stealing oil from ****** up countries.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      Americans are great at WINNING wars and stealing oil from ****** up countries.
      Um, it's called the war of 1812, we (Canada) beat you. But let's not get to far off topic...
    1. cory's Avatar
      cory -
      Quote Originally Posted by milkycloud View Post

      Other than the US which super power starts with an 'U'?

      Utah
      How is this not true?

      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      But let's not get to far off topic...
      I think it is WAY to late for that...

      Fun little war fact about Canada. The longest kill shot in history was made by a Canadian using a Canadian rifle firing American Ammunition. The distance was 1.5 miles.

      Quote Originally Posted by milkycloud View Post

      Other than the US which super power starts with an 'U'?

      Utah
      There are no superpowers that start with u other then the United States.

      check out here for some interesting reading..
      [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superpower]Superpower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

      "The UK nevertheless remains a great power with leading economic, cultural, military, scientific and political influence."

      "The UK has placed a particular emphasis on its "Special Relationship" with the United States.[103] "

      [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom]United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

      for someone who bashes so much on the Americans, your country seams to love us. And the U.K. is classified as a "Great Power", this is one step below a "Superpower". The British Empire, which no longer exists, was a superpower, but not the U.K. alone.

      Go learn about your own country before bashing mine.
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      "Seems" being the operative word! Anyway like I said typical American attitude that every other race are weak, crooked and unimportant and the U.S is supreme Looooooool funny guys trust me Apple is the only decent product to come out of your gluttonous country that was pillaged from others

      Trust me Apple is the only decent product to come out of your gluttonous country that was pillaged from others
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      Sorry for double posts it's the browser playing up.
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      The world needs the USA, we do everything. We help the world alot more then we should. My and millions of others tax dollars pay to keep the **** holes of the world slightly less **** holy, We Have help other countries in war, feeding the hungry Ect. All through history. I understand people have pride in their countries but look around. America is every where. Computers, (apple and Microsoft) All Major Movies, Most Music (Thank you for Bare Naked Ladies Canada). I guess england gave us the beetles and Hugh lorrie but that's it. I mean come on The USA is the Super Power of the world. Why can people just admit that and move on.
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      I'm not denying Americas influence is not everywhere, and trust me England have given more than the beatles, like the language you speak for instance. All I was getting at is China have played their part in giving us great tech and people should not bash a race because some fools brought into a game they didn't understand.
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      Um, it's called the war of 1812, we (Canada) beat you. But let's not get to far off topic...
      Canadians like to CLAIM they won the war of 1812 because they stopped america from invading Canada. The war was settled on a treaty. Nobody won. Just alot of lifes lost on all sides. ( I was once majoring in history)

      This arguing needs to stop, England and The USA have the same enemies, The USA,UK and Canada are all fighting the same war. This little pissing match was fun for awhile but it's getting old. I'm sorry if I honestly offended any one. Unless it's china because that country is just ****** up. China is just 1 billion communist that are gonna **** the world up as we know it one day. So let's just play nice and enjoy our idevices and uncensored Internet. (unless your in china, sorry your government censors the Internet. )
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      Loooool ok I agree as I was getting tired of it too
    1. shigh's Avatar
      shigh -
      but when you ask them to name a country starting with 'U' they blackout with no answers.


      uganda?
    1. shigh's Avatar
      shigh -
      Quote Originally Posted by shigh View Post
      but when you ask them to name a country starting with 'U' they blackout with no answers.


      uganda?
      hmm. y didnt anyone mention mexico?? secretly we r wayyy better than the us or canada. we grow weed. we smuggle it to us. we.......well thats about it. but still!
    1. milkycloud's Avatar
      milkycloud -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      Americans are great at WINNING wars and stealing oil from ****** up countries.
      Winning wars... you sure know what to say as far as entertainment is concerned.

      Quote Originally Posted by cory View Post
      How is this not true?



      I think it is WAY to late for that...

      Fun little war fact about Canada. The longest kill shot in history was made by a Canadian using a Canadian rifle firing American Ammunition. The distance was 1.5 miles.



      There are no superpowers that start with u other then the United States.

      check out here for some interesting reading..
      Superpower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      "The UK nevertheless remains a great power with leading economic, cultural, military, scientific and political influence."

      "The UK has placed a particular emphasis on its "Special Relationship" with the United States.[103] "

      United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      for someone who bashes so much on the Americans, your country seams to love us. And the U.K. is classified as a "Great Power", this is one step below a "Superpower". The British Empire, which no longer exists, was a superpower, but not the U.K. alone.

      Go learn about your own country before bashing mine.
      Please get your facts right. UK is a Super Power.

      Britain is part of the UK... dur.......

      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      The world needs the USA, we do everything. We help the world alot more then we should. My and millions of others tax dollars pay to keep the **** holes of the world slightly less **** holy, We Have help other countries in war, feeding the hungry Ect. All through history. I understand people have pride in their countries but look around. America is every where. Computers, (apple and Microsoft) All Major Movies, Most Music (Thank you for Bare Naked Ladies Canada). I guess england gave us the beetles and Hugh lorrie but that's it. I mean come on The USA is the Super Power of the world. Why can people just admit that and move on.
      Wow... US do everything? The world would be a much better place without it for sure... Ask anyone which is not American... How can someone be so bloody blind?

      Oh my.. helping other countries in war? Do you even have a brain to analyst why your country do such things?

      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      Canadians like to CLAIM they won the war of 1812 because they stopped america from invading Canada. The war was settled on a treaty. Nobody won. Just alot of lifes lost on all sides. ( I was once majoring in history)

      This arguing needs to stop, England and The USA have the same enemies, The USA,UK and Canada are all fighting the same war. This little pissing match was fun for awhile but it's getting old. I'm sorry if I honestly offended any one. Unless it's china because that country is just ****** up. China is just 1 billion communist that are gonna **** the world up as we know it one day. So let's just play nice and enjoy our idevices and uncensored Internet. (unless your in china, sorry your government censors the Internet. )
      I am Chiense, and your little comments shows exactly how shallow you are. Americans...

      Quote Originally Posted by shigh View Post
      but when you ask them to name a country starting with 'U' they blackout with no answers.


      uganda?
      United States maybe?

      Quote Originally Posted by shigh View Post
      hmm. y didnt anyone mention mexico?? secretly we r wayyy better than the us or canada. we grow weed. we smuggle it to us. we.......well thats about it. but still!
      Becoz people in the US are too fat to understand anything but the McDonalds menu.
    1. cory's Avatar
      cory -
      Quote Originally Posted by milkycloud View Post
      Please get your facts right. UK is a Super Power.

      Britain is part of the UK... dur.......
      I can't find anything that would suuport you stating the U.K. is a superpower.
      Prove it.




      Quote Originally Posted by milkycloud View Post
      Wow... US do everything? The world would be a much better place without it for sure... Ask anyone which is not American... How can someone be so bloody blind?

      Oh my.. helping other countries in war? Do you even have a brain to analyst why your country do such things?
      how about when we(the United States) helped out your butt in WWII (we helped the Brittish Empire (which is different then Great Britten genius) and your fellow Chinamen by showing the world the power of the atom)



      Quote Originally Posted by milkycloud View Post
      I am Chiense
      prove it. Or at least spell it right.



      Quote Originally Posted by milkycloud View Post
      Becoz people in the US are too fat to understand anything but the McDonalds menu.
      this sounds like you have some deep felt hatred towards hevy set people in gerneral. Were you bullied by an overweight person as a child? Would you like to talk to Dr. Phil about it? Oh wait, then you would be using something that is American.
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      Cory, if your gonna talk about spelling then at least spell Britain right! Anyway just forget it! I'm from England, im black and have never shot nobody let alone touched a firearm! I'm the boss at my work, who are mostly White staff! I work for a Japanese company, my kids are half White, I have very straight teeth and after being in hong kong I love Chinese people. I was meant to be in Miami next year but tbh I won't bother and go Chinese mainland instead. This is old, I am British and i am proud