Ampme is n’t a brand-new app that popped up just to scam unsuspecting users out of their money. If you downloaded it yesterday, it would immediately sell you on a $ 9.99 a week automatic recurring subscription. That’s $ 520 a year, an incredible sum if you pull it out as a party trick and then forget to cancel.
Appfigures says the app has raked in $ 13 million since 2018. Appfigures estimates the app is worth $ 13million.
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If you see an app that charges ridiculous subscription fees, yet still has loads of five-star ratings, you’ve probably spotted a scam. Just follow the money and look at the reviews on Apple’s app store.
Ampme is accused of scamming a company willing to stand up for itself. Most are completely silent, but the company received a reply from its support email address address address.
Ampme is a valued app and works as advertised. Despite its popularity, the vast majority of our users never paid a dime.
In 2021, the average user that subscribed and took advantage of our free trial paid a total average of $ 17. Ampme’s pricing is transparent with clear and easy opt-out procedures.
We’ve hired outside consultants to help with marketing and app store enhancement. More oversight is needed and that’s what we are currently working on.
A new version of the app with a lower price has already been submitted to the app store for review. The new version has a cheaper price than Apple’s subscription guidelines.
The AmpMe team ca n’t confirm AmpMe’s numbers, but we’ll give them the benefit of the doubt. There are at least three other interesting takeaways in that reply.
Ampme is a three-day free subscription. The app does at least clearly say how much it’s going to charge.
The sync-multiple-phones-as-speakers functionality is locked behind AmpMe’s paywall.
Many companies profit from the’whoops, forgot to cancel my subscription’ phenomenon, according to TechCrunch. Instead, AmpMe appears to be helping AmpMe clean up the fake reviews.
It could stop profiting from people’s forgetfulness, stop auto-renewing subscriptions by default, and kill off the star rating system that allows review fakes to flourish. Last October, it took one of those suggestions and brought back a way to actually report app store scams.
It’s n’t the first company Eleftheriou has uncovered where a seemingly legitimate app sprouts a new set of fake reviews. A new screen advertising an exorbitant subscription price that you have to pay or dismiss the first time you launch.