Scam of the day – December 19, 2016 – Android Super Mario Run scam

Super Mario Run is presently the most popular game in the App Store for iPhones and other Apple devices. Unfortunately, for those of you with Android devices, Nintendo has not yet created an Android Application Package version of Super Mario Run although scammers are indicating throughout the Internet that they have free Android versions of Super Mario Run that you can download.  This is a total scam. Sometimes a leaked version of a game is leaked before it is officially launched, however, in this instance, Nintendo hasn’t created one yet so there is nothing to leak.  Anytime you download an Android version of Super Mario Run, you are running the risk of downloading attached malware that can be used to steal your identity or bring other dangers such as ransomware.


Free apps loaded with malware present a tremendous danger.  The best thing you can do is to stay with sources such as the App Store or Google Play that you know are legitimate when looking for apps.  Although neither of these companies are perfect when it comes to investigating apps to make sure they are legitimate and not filled with malware, they both do a pretty good job of vetting apps before they are made available to the public.

2 thoughts on “Scam of the day – December 19, 2016 – Android Super Mario Run scam”

  1. I do trust all the ideas you’ve offered to your post. They are very convincing and will definitely work. Nonetheless, the posts are too quick for novices. May you please lengthen them a bit from next time? Thanks for the post.|

    1. Thanks for your comments. Unfortunately, long articles do not work well on blogs and have a tendency to dissuade people from reading them. Although it is self-serving, I suggest if you want more detailed explanations of various scam and identity theft matters that you consider purchasing some of my books such as “Identity Theft Alert” and “The Truth About Avoiding Scams where you can get more detailed information. They are not expensive and can be of great help.

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