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Written by Nick Heer.

Users Can Now Report Scams and Frauds in the App Store

Earlier this year, I was among many people who reacted to Kosta Eleftheriou’s documentation of App Store scams. Remember X-Gate VPN? Well, in linking to that, I documented the nonexistent mechanisms for reporting fraudulent or scam apps. Well, Apple has finally remedied that problem.

Sean Hollister, the Verge:

As Richard Mazkewich and scam hunter Kosta Eleftheriou point out on Twitter, the [Report a Problem] button has not only returned to individual app listings for the first time in years, it now includes a dedicated “Report a scam or fraud” option in the drop-down menu.

Truly, the scantest sign of effort, but a good step forward.