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  • Google is suing two scammers it says have threatened the integrity of the Play Store.
  • The two fraudsters are accused of uploading a total of 87 fake crypto apps to the marketplace.
  • Over 100,000 people worldwide were affected by the scams.

The Google Play Store implements a variety of measures to protect users from harmful apps. Despite this, it appears two app developers were still able to get a large number of their fake apps on the marketplace. Now Google is suing the developers for ruining the integrity of the Play Store.

Business Insider reports that Google has filed a civil lawsuit in New York federal court against two app developers. The firm accuses the two of being crypto scammers who tricked it into hosting fraudulent apps in its app store.