Apple iPhone Developer Booted from App Store for Fraud
Apple says it has removed more than 40 applications by developer Thuat Nguyen from its App Store. Nguyen is accused of having orchestrated fraudulent purchases of his applications to boost their rankings on the bestseller list.Apple has removed more than 40 applications from its App Store after accusations of fraud were made against a developer. During the July 3 weekend, accusations were made by other developers that Thuat Nguyen used fraud to catapult his software to the top of the ebook bestseller list. In response, Apple said it took the applications down.
"The developer Thuat Nguyen and his apps were removed from the App Store for violating the developer Program License Agreement, including fraudulent purchase patterns," Apple spokesperson Trudy Muller told eWEEK July 6.