How to contact Apple about possible phishing app?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by hartazo, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. hartazo macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2009
    I recently installed an app, [app]phonebook[/app] that appears very much to be a phishing app. First of all, you are required to enter your AT&T username and password to use the app. (The app says its a "dialer that *automatically* sorts your top contacts" and pulls photos from your facebook account. If that's the case, why do they need my AT&T username and password? Also, their Terms of use seem very suspicious. Check them out at [], especially sections 4 "Fees", which I understand to say they can charge you fees when every they want, for however much they want (Maybe that's why they want my AT&T username and password) and section 8 "Your Property Rights and the Licenses You Grant to PhoneBook" which basically says the owners of the app can do whatever they want with content you create without having to pay you any royalties.
    I think this app is horrible, but don't take my word for it, read all of the reviews the app has on the app store. About half of the reviews are saying the app has horrible terms of use. Anyway, I think this app should be removed from the app store ASAP. Is there a way I can provide feedback or something to Apple so they can look into it?
  2. hartazo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2009
  3. Ntombi macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    It's there, but you have to follow through.

    If you click on Recent iTunes Store purchase problem, it takes you to a page with this link:

    Go from there.
  4. refulgentis macrumors regular

    May 14, 2006
    Because it needs to access your account info to see who your top contacts are.
  5. hartazo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2009
    No, it doesn't. It can access that information from the call history log that the iPhone keeps itself. Besides, what are all of the fees that the terms of use talk about?
  6. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    No it can't. That information is not accessible from 3rd party apps.
  7. hartazo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2009
    Well, I'm certainly not going to give them full access to my AT&T account, especially when their terms of use say they can charge me fees whenever they want for whatever amount they want. If they didn't have such terms of use, it would be a different story.

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