Fake BBM reviews to be addressed by Blackberry

23 October 2013

Blackberry The Android app for BBM trundled into view on the Google Play Store recently and users were greeted by scores of fake reviews, most of which said: "Thank you so much blackberry team. I was waiting this app. Its really great user friendly and smooth".

Victoria Berry, PR Director for BBM, put out a statement saying: "We have recently been made aware of a number of potentially fake five-star reviews of BBM for Android on Google Play. We do not approve of or condone such activities and are committed to working with Google to resolve this."

"There are also many genuinely great and useful reviews from our new BBM users on Google Play. We would like to encourage our passionate fans and users to continue to provide true assessments of the BBM experience through the proper channels."

Rather surprisingly, the BBM app has already been downloaded in advance of 10 million times on Android and iOS, which means that there's still a lot of people out there with demand.

Once they get these fake reviews locked-down, is their life in the old dog yet?

TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile   Scams

8 comments

  • jmecks
    Surely you mean "are their lives in the old dog yet", or something.
  • Dacouch
    Victoria Berry working for Blackberry, nominative determinism at it's finest
  • Nick
    hahaha. have you seen the amount of folk posting that exact review since this hit the news feeds?
  • LL J.
    Makes you wonder how many of those 10 million downloads are fake.
  • Reader
    @jmecks I see what you did there.
  • Jim
    hahaha. have you seen the amount of folk posting that exact review since this hit the news feeds?
  • Jim2 J.
    hahaha. have you seen the amount of folk posting that exact review since this hit the news feeds?
  • Jim3 n.
    hahaha. have you seen the amount of folk posting that exact review since this hit the news feeds?

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