Fake ChatGPT apps are a growing problem

As the popularity of AI chatbots continues to rise, unscrupulous developers are capitalizing on the trend to deceive unsuspecting users and extract money from them. Cybersecurity researchers from Sophos have recently conducted an analysis of Google’s and Apple’s mobile app stores, uncovering several fraudulent ChatGPT apps that employ dubious tactics to coerce users into subscribing to a service.

The researchers discovered that one particular developer managed to accumulate over a million dollars in just one month through these deceptive practices. While the fake apps themselves may not be inherently damaging or contain malware that compromises devices or steals personal information, they employ manipulative tactics to convince victims to make payments.