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How to get refund on fake or bogus downloaded apps from Android Marketplace

android market place logoWith almost a million plus applications in the Android Market Place, there are many applications in the Android’s Market place which are fake and bogus applications. We just took time to find such type of applications which were named none after the most popular iPhone apps for android. Even we received many of the requests stating that, “Many applications which are downloaded from Market place turned out to be fake and fraudulent, what we should do.”? Once the money gets debited you can get it back generally but for this refund you need to report about the fraudulent or fake application within 24 hours of the application downloaded and purchased. And also leave a comment in the Android Market place about that application so that you friends don’t get cheated and in fact they will be able to read your experience.

You have 24 hours from the time of purchase (not download) to return an application purchased through Android Market place for a full refund. You may only return a given application once; if you subsequently purchase the same app again, you may not return it a second time is the policy of the downloaded app refund. Though many of the apps are removed by the users request but some of them still manages to live in the Market Place.

Some of the popular apps which are faked in the Android Market place are Firefox, Chrome, Tweet Deck, and also the most famous Angry Birds.

angry birds fake

Procedure to return an app for refund:

  • Firstly, Open the Android Market Place, head to Downloads tab and select the application which you would like to return.
  • The Applications which are eligible for return are marked with a “Uninstall and refund” button as soon as you open the application you will find that option.

Please note that after 24 hours of time the return period gets expires and you will only find option of “Un install” and not the refund as you will only be able to uninstall the app but you can’t claim for the refund, so it is better to claim if any within 24 hours of the app purchase. Hence it is always recommended that its better to first read the comments and then go ahead and make decision whether to buy that application or not as this will ensure that you are downloading the correct app from the market place and also since many of them might have tried it you might not face problems in downloading the same.

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  1. Cirtex Review

    January 30, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    How much is the time frame till which we can ask for a refund for the fake apps?

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