The enhancement bans iPhone/iPad apps which are deemed to be scams from the AppSearch.pw interface, effectively blocking them from users browsing the app store, in contrast with iTunes, where many of these fraudulent apps are still online and taking money from them. Two of the most popular scam methods are:
o Apps with lots of ads and/or in-app purchases, costing as much as $50 or $100 each.
o Charging for an app that simply does not work upon delivery (nor was it ever intended to)
Currently the AppSearch.pw "scam app" database lists over 1500 apps which are now blocked. This list is set to grow, and users of AppSearch.pw can report and recommend apps to be added to the list.
bluejava has compiled a list of ways (http://appsearch.pw/
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