Whether you want it or not, Blackberry
Messenger will soon arrive to the Android
platform. If you are eagerly awaiting its
release, be careful, as scammers seem to be
lurking in the shadow just waiting to fool you
into downloading their fake apps.
Just a few months ago, an app claiming to be
an official BBM application arrived to the Play
Store scamming quite a few folks before it was
finally pulled. Now BBM App by BBM Android
has shown up in the Play Store, and looks to be
the same (or a similar) app.
Bottom-line, this isn’t an official Blackberry
app or even a working alternative. It should
be avoided, simple as that.
What’s really interesting here is right in the
description it says, “Due to Blackberry pulling
this app, I have created an app to get the real
app.” So right in the description we learn this
is an app designed to download another app.
That right there should be enough to make you
run clear in the other direction. If that’s not
enough to deter you, the the app already has
over fifty 1-star ratings and costs $1.50.
Most of the user complaints say the app never
makes it past a white screen or says it will
download the “real” app, but this process
seems to fail or the app doesn’t do anything at
all. Bottom-line, this isn’t an official Blackberry
app or even a working alternative. It should be
avoided, simple as that.
When the official BBM app does arrive, we’ll be
sure to let you know!