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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.

    Apple Insider
    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. Taranis17's Avatar
      Taranis17 -
      A Chinese app? What a shocker. There, I said it.

      BTW, Chinese is not a race, it's a nationality. Asian is a race. Get it right. Waldo was spot-on. Se23, you need to learn what racism really means. Clearly you do not.

      I suppose if a German said, "Damn Americans" he's racist too? You see my point.
    1. shigh's Avatar
      shigh -
      i think ur all racist. now im gonna go eat a taco and chill in my one room apt that i live in with seven other mexis. while chillin i will continue to make apps in chinese so no one knows its us vatos.
      p.s. i'll cut you.
    1. milkycloud's Avatar
      milkycloud -
      Quote Originally Posted by se23 View Post
      Yeah because Chinese are the only fraudulent race! Don't be stupid waldo
      You should goto hell for saying that
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      You guys, like most people, confuse "racism" with "political correctness", "fact", and "opinion".

      Nothing racist was said, except maybe "well at least they're good at math." Yeah, it was a joke but it was a racist joke. Not that I care. Racism is simply a fact of life - we wouldn't have separate, independent countries without it and that's a GOOD thing (competition is good!). Race and religion are the two most divisional factors in human civilization, and as much as people want to believe they're above it, they're not.

      Personally I would avoid anything in the app store made by a Russian or Chinese developer. It's no secret that those two countries are rampant with cyber-crime. That doesn't mean that there is no cyber-crime anywhere else - it simply means that I, personally, will not download from those countries (and I'll more than likely be safer because of that). Don't be racist, just be smart.

      p.s. i'll cut you.
      haha!
    1. milkycloud's Avatar
      milkycloud -
      Quote Originally Posted by cory View Post
      I am truly surprised guys. only four posts and its a flame war. well, I don't think Waldo was being racist at all. It has long been rumored that the Chinese Gov.. recruits hackers to run attacks on other countries. If I'm not mistaken, a few years ago a group of chinese hackers reversed engineered apple's gift cards and was selling the numbers. I think the point Waldo was trying to make was that the chinese are smart people who seam to like hacking.

      Oh and the Google thing... I'm pretty sure it was the chinese Gov. that ran them out with hacking because Google refused to remove a link to the un-cencored internet. The RUMOR (<-- take note of that word right there) is that a chinese official Googled himself and didn't like what he found and tried to get Google to censor it. When Google refused, the hacking attempts started...



      If thats true... thats just nasty!
      And US gov employs no hackers?

      Most people making a judgement on the Chinese people don't even understand China...

      Google pulling out of China... you know why? becoz they know ppl in China will never adopt google... all this hard talking and crxp is becoz google have nothing to lose... they have no market in China.

      There is nothing wrong with the app itself... it is a fairly standard mode of Chinese Online Game... customers can make purchases for equipments etc in the game for real money. Games have been like this for a good 6 - 8 years.

      It appears that those who've made a complaint have obviously not read the terms and instruction of the game.
    1. ShredNasty's Avatar
      ShredNasty -
      Quote Originally Posted by se23 View Post
      Nobody is bashing anybody! He said why am I not surprised it's Chinese? What does that mean then? It's like saying a man got shot, oh he was probably black! There are crooks coming from everywhere so that comment was just dumb. And hardly anybody pays for music in this day and age. Come on mate get real! its 2010 after all.
      One could use simple math and come to a rational conclusion. No need to turn a blind eye to common sense for political correctness' sake.

      The vast majority of global scamware and bootlegs come from China. State side, 71% of violent crimes are committed by blacks.

      You call it racism, I call it math.
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      This went from a nice discussion to Klan meeting really quick.
    1. santfekuss's Avatar
      santfekuss -
      This happened to me, and, I never even downloaded the game. Altho, somehow my account must have been hacked and the game then downloaded.....somewhere.

      22 was taken out, glad my debit card I had registered had expired.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Quote Originally Posted by santfekuss View Post
      This happened to me, and, I never even downloaded the game. Altho, somehow my account must have been hacked and the game then downloaded.....somewhere.

      22 was taken out, glad my debit card I had registered had expired.
      Wait, so it's not only this app? That is a big change in this story
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      This went from a nice discussion to Klan meeting really quick.
      Lol
    1. cory's Avatar
      cory -
      I would like to thank shigh and rob2g for the timeless quotes in this discussion. Phrases for the ages!

      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      This went from a nice discussion to Klan meeting really quick.
      Quote Originally Posted by shigh View Post
      p.s. i'll cut you.
    1. santfekuss's Avatar
      santfekuss -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      Wait, so it's not only this app? That is a big change in this story
      It was this App, but I, or any other member of my family downloaded the game. Only I had access to my iTunes account so hacking was the only answer I think.

      As I said, had the refund immediately but my account is still disabled at the mo. Already change my password so see what happens.
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      1) tell me once where I used the word Racist?
      2) ok I will start stereotyping that I bet all of the dumb a** comments against me were from Yanks or equally as dumb canadiens!
      3) don't start me off about political correct. I'm not a p***y and I say it as it is.
      4) is it not true that most paedos are White? Hmmm
      5) now shut up cos we could be here all day with this RACIST crap.

      Ps if any of you actually went to china you would see it's actually a decent place and ive never been conned because I have a brain!
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Quote Originally Posted by se23 View Post
      1) tell me once where I used the word Racist?
      2) ok I will start stereotyping that I bet all of the dumb a** comments against me were from Yanks or equally as dumb canadiens!
      3) don't start me off about political correct. I'm not a p***y and I say it as it is.
      4) is it not true that most paedos are White? Hmmm
      5) now shut up cos we could be here all day with this RACIST crap.

      Ps if any of you actually went to china you would see it's actually a decent place and ive never been conned because I have a brain!
      Yes I am a "Yank", I dont like what your saying About AMERICANS. Apple is an AMERICAN company, What is the last good thing to come out of england, The world would be nothing with out the USA and canada, So Take your Queen, Royal Family and Driving on the wrong side of the road and shove it up your ***, You call americans dumb but england still has a queen. You started this buy calling the Country that provide most of the worlds entertainment (Music Movies ect) and some of the coolest Computers (Apple Of course) Stupid.
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      Typical! Can give but can't take lol, And apple products are made in china!
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Quote Originally Posted by se23 View Post
      Typical! Can give but can't take lol, And apple products are made in china!
      All apple products are designed in america, Assembled in china. I can take it fine, but you touched on a sensitive subject by calling america and Canada stupid.


      http://mindtribe.com/wp-content/uplo...hone_label.jpg
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      Dnt let one persons opinions bother you. I'm sure every hard working , honest Asian, Black and Arab persons on this thread are not offended by some of the comments either

      (so everybody else says on here)
    1. milkycloud's Avatar
      milkycloud -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      All apple products are designed in america, Assembled in china. I can take it fine, but you touched on a sensitive subject by calling america and Canada stupid.


      http://mindtribe.com/wp-content/uplo...hone_label.jpg
      And yet they are... little proof needed fort this...

      One more thing... all these pirated stuff you talked about... do you know who buys them? Western tourist... they just love buying fake watches and hand bags (knowingly ofcoz)...
    1. dq13's Avatar
      dq13 -
      damn people... this thread was about warning you about an app that could take your money... not about who's better!!
    1. milkycloud's Avatar
      milkycloud -
      Quote Originally Posted by dq13 View Post
      damn people... this thread was about warning you about an app that could take your money... not about who's better!!
      Like I said... the app does not hack into your account... Chienes online games are like that... players can buy stuff in the game for real money...