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Report: Fake retail apps flood Apple’s App Store


Apple’s App Store has been awash in recent weeks with hundreds of fake retail and product apps, the New York Times reported.

The counterfeiters have masqueraded as such retail chains as Dollar Tree, Foot Locker, and Nordstrom, as well as online product bazaars like and Polyvore, and luxury-goods makers like Jimmy Choo, Christian Dior and Salvatore Ferragamo, according to the report.

Apple removed hundreds of the rogue apps on Thursday night after The New York Times inquired about the specific vendors that created many of them.

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