For tech-focused scammers, knocking off sneakers and handbags is so last decade.
Thieves in the digital age are slamming consumers right in the app.
A slew of knockoff shopping apps have quietly infiltrated Apple’s App Store in recent months, looking to lure unsuspecting iPhone owners with bogus deals on everything from jewelry to designer duds.
The fake apps mimic the look of legit apps — and have proliferated since this summer, experts said.
It didn’t help that earlier this month, Apple introduced search ads in its App Store. The fake apps are buying search terms, it would appear, to increase their exposure to consumers.