FULL LIST: Android phone users have been warned to remove OVER 150 fraudulent mobile apps linked to the UltimaSMS scam campaign


Google is warning Android phone users to remove 151 dangerous mobile phone apps it just banned from its Play Store due to links to an SMS scam campaign.

Cyber ​​security service Avast first identified the widespread premium SMS campaign running through apps listed on the Google Play Store in early October.

Scroll down to see the full list of apps you need to remove from your phone

Dubbed the UltimaSMS campaign, Avast has identified 151 bogus apps that have been disguised as photo and video editors, unwanted call blockers, camera filters, QR code scanners, and all kinds of games.

The apps have been downloaded more than 10 million times in more than 80 countries, according to Avast.

The UltimaSMS scam

Once installed, each of the apps records the user’s location, IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number, and phone number to create a series of prompts asking the user to enter their phone and email address. -mail.

This information is then used to subscribe the user to premium SMS servers that charge up to US $ 40 – or A $ 50 – per month.

Avast then discovered that some apps would then stop working together, making it difficult to cancel their subscriptions.

He also found that some users would delete apps and uninstall them, but SMS charges would continue to rise.

Google is warning Android phone users to remove 151 dangerous mobile phone apps it just banned from its Play Store due to links to an SMS scam campaign. Credit: Unsplash

Android list of fraudulent apps

The cybersecurity company has created a list of 151 Android apps that are part of the UltimaSMS scam campaign.

If you’ve downloaded any of the apps below, uninstall it immediately and check your bank statement for any unusual charges.

You should then contact your mobile service provider to deactivate all premium SMS options on your account.

  • AIM PRO help and custom reticle
  • All HD Video SX – Smart Player
  • All Language Translator Photo and Voice Translator AI
  • All translators: photo, voice and text
  • Amaze Translate
  • Amazing Arab Videos
  • Random Live Chat Amore
  • Anonymous call: spam list and caller ID
  • FREE AppLock X
  • AppLocker X Pro 2021
  • AR Qibla Easy Finder Pro
  • AR Video PRO Downloader
  • Arabic keyboard
  • Battery Animation Charge 2021
  • Battery charge effects: 0 to 100%
  • Call voice recording 2.0
  • Caller ID unlocker
  • Camera translator
  • Cartoon Photo Editor Pro
  • PRO Chat Keyboard Translator
  • Chat translator for WhatsApp
  • Chat Translator Pro for WhatsApp
  • Knock and find
  • Free cold fan 2021
  • Colorful call screen and phone flash
  • CosmosVPN
  • Couch Watcher – Streaming Guide
  • Crime City: Revenge
  • DiskRecover: Photo and File Recovery
  • Downloader ALL Social file
  • HD and 4K dynamic wallpapers
  • Earth scanner
  • Easy Chat Translator for WhatsApp
  • Easy Chat Translator: All Languages
  • Easy hidden app finder
  • Easy iOS Launcher 2021
  • Easy Photo Recovery 2021
  • Easy Smart Translator Pro
  • Easy WiFi access and fast VPN
  • EasyCode: QR and barcode scanner
  • Egyptian gods
  • Quick appointment chat
  • Fingerprint cover 2021
  • Ultimate Fitness 2021
  • Football masters 2021
  • For Muslims
  • Free Launcher X Pro
  • Free Secret Downloader
  • Free Future AI Scan 2021
  • Future FREE Scanner 2021
  • Animation FX Editor Pro
  • Game Center: Complete Edition
  • GT Sports Racing Online
  • Computer hacker simulator application
  • HDlife camera and video
  • Hidden section: secret lock
  • ICall U – Online Video Chat
  • iDownloader: social media media
  • inpulse – DJ Mix App
  • IOS X Launcher 2021
  • LED BorderLikes & Followers for Tik-Tok
  • Live Cam Pro 2021: Earth cam and Live Street View
  • LivePhoto Animator
  • Loopy Live: Global Streaming Video Chat
  • Lucky casino
  • Ludo masterpiece online
  • Ludo Masters 2021
  • Magic fonts and keyboard 2021
  • Keyboards and magic fonts
  • Magic Mix Cut – Great Video Editor
  • Magic Pop It: relaxation in augmented reality and 3D
  • Create a wallpaper and a widget
  • Mawlid An-Nabi
  • Mawlid An-Nabi
  • Meme Voice Changer PRO
  • MiaWall4K
  • Mobile Scanner Pro: PDF scanner app, scan to PDF
  • Muslim Memoji and Stickers for Whatsapp
  • Muslim Stickers and Memoji for WhatsApp
  • My Mia Wallpaper 4K
  • My photo in charge of the 2021 battery
  • My rolling icons
  • New body shape editor
  • NewVision Camera
  • NOWdownloader and private applications
  • Parallels – Multi-Account
  • Phone search
  • Photellon
  • Photo and voice translator
  • Photo Animation PRO
  • PhotoLab Pro +
  • Photoshop detector
  • Pixel art
  • Pixler: Face Retouching and Effects
  • Call recorder pro
  • Pro Tuber Ad Blocker for Video
  • Professional Video Downloader 2021
  • Professional hidden device detector
  • HD Projector / AR Video Editor
  • HD Video Projector Editor
  • Heart rate checker
  • Pure Tube PRO: block video ads
  • Qibla Finder: Qibla Compass & Prayer Times 2021
  • Rainbowed: Gay Random Chat & Live Streaming
  • Rec old file
  • Old Photo Recovery
  • Reface Ultra
  • Neon HD RGB Keyboard Background
  • Roll your icons
  • Rubic’s Cube: Real-time solver
  • SecVPN: Fast and secure VPN
  • Smart city taxi
  • Smart global translator
  • Soltpapers: Custom Wallpapers 4K
  • Anti spam
  • StarMaker PRO
  • Stay in shape: home fitness plan
  • ART sticker maker
  • Stickers up!
  • Search for teammates
  • ToEdit: Body and face retouching
  • Truck driver simulation
  • TrueCaller ID: Caller ID, Spam Blocking & Chat (Note: This is not the legitimate Truecaller from True Software Scandinavia AB.)
  • Ultima 3D Pro Keyboard
  • Ultra HD Camera
  • Ultra Live Wallpapers 4Å¡ and Ringtones
  • Video Downloader Master
  • Video saver and private browser
  • VideoMixer Editor Pro
  • VidMixer Pro
  • Fastest Edition VPN
  • VPN Toaster: Easy Network Access
  • Live wallpaper for Android
  • XYZ ProWally4K Wallpaper
  • Water drinker reminder
  • Phone Finder Whistle
  • WhoCall caller ID and spam blocker
  • Whos Called: multi-SIM caller ID and SpamBlock
  • Wi-Fi holder
  • Wi-Fi Around: all Wi-Fi and hotspots unlocked
  • Wi-Fi opening signal
  • Wi-Fi password unlock
  • Secret Master Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi and VPN security
  • WI-FI unlock password
  • WI-FI UnlockerPRO
  • WOX – Antivirus & Cleaner, Applock, Booster
  • XCall
  • XN Wallpapers: 4K / 3D / parallax, auto changer

Android and iPhone malware warning

The latest warning for Android users comes weeks after the “Flubot” mobile malware targeted millions of Australians. Mobile phone scams in Australia

It works by sending text message to Android and iPhone users with alert for missed call or new voicemail message. In this text message is a link to access a fake voicemail message.

When a user clicks on this link, it redirects them to a web page that mimics an official brand such as Telstra and Optus.

This page contains information that prompts a user to install software on their phone in order to listen to the fake voicemail message.

If you agree to install the file, the malware will install, and if permissions are granted, attackers will have access to your credit card details, personal information, SMS, browser, and email. other information stored on your device.

NortonLifeLock has posted more information on “Flubot,” including what to look for and how to protect yourself against malware attacks.


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