If you happen to obtain a brand new Alexa gadget over the vacations and are engaged on setting it up, be warned that a pretend Alexa setup app has been making its means up Apple’s App Retailer charts. The app is named “Setup for Amazon Alexa,” and it is from an organization referred to as One World Software that, as 9to5Mac factors out, has two different shady apps within the App Retailer as properly. As of writing, the app was ranked at #75 within the “Prime Free” apps checklist and #6 within the listing of high utility apps.
Based on 9to5Mac, whenever you launch the app, it asks for an IP tackle and your gadget’s serial quantity, and up to now, neither Apple nor Amazon appear to have taken any motion towards it. If you happen to or anybody is establishing a brand new Alexa gadget, make sure you avoid this rip-off. “Setup for Amazon Alexa” is showing on the high of app retailer charts.
Nevertheless, it is not the one Amazon Echo customers will wish to obtain. Following 9to5mac.com, the faux app has climbed within the High 100 downloaded apps. It asks customers to provide an IP handle, a tool serial quantity and a reputation. It is a rip-off — folks attempting to arrange new Amazon Echo units need the Alexa app as a substitute. As of 3 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Apple and Amazon had not taken any action in opposition to the app, so beware it’s still on the market.