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Steer clear of fake premium mobile app unlockers

A site has been bouncing around YouTube comments for the past couple of weeks. The site sometimes changes, the messages alter slightly, but the essence remains the same: In all cases, people acting in suspiciously automated fashion ask if everyone is using this “glitch” or generator without ever clarifying what, exactly, either of them are, or do.

The site offers “tweaked apps”, apparently available with a single click and requiring “no jailbreak, no root.” (Jailbreaking is the practice of breaking out of the iPhone’s default, highly-restricted mode, and getting “root” is the rough equivalent on an Android device.) That’s what they claim, anyway. There’s an OnlyFans Premium, Netflix Premium, a Pokemon Go Spoofer Injector, and many more.

No matter which app you select though, the outcome is the same.

A page informs you of the last time the app was updated, your IP address, whether the app is compatible with your device, and “no injection detected”.

They go on to say the following:

App injection required!

Follow the steps on the next page. To get started, we first need to inject the content into this app. This is a simple process and you will only have to do this once to get access.

Despite claiming that this process will “only work” on mobile, they’re being somewhat liberal with the truth. You absolutely can start the so-called injection process on a desktop, because there is no injection process, it’s all fake.

Here’s a supposed “Premium Unlocker” for OnlyFans.

A fake OnlyFans Premium unlocker

When you start the “injection process” a message saying “Injecting: connecting with your phone” pops up, whether you’re using a phone or not.

It’s all a fraud. We’re redirected to a domain aimed at promoting ad offers / surveys / deals to mobile users. We are, rather nostalgically, in the land of the survey scams. At one point these seemed to be the only form of fakeout in town, made massively popular by gating non-existent unicorn deals behind walls of clickthrough ads.

A stack of empty promises

If you were promised a game, you’d get a demo version. Money off vouchers? You’d likely have to spend more signing up to deals to receive one in the first place. In other words, it was a massive scam factory for people up to no good. Note the desperation on the prompt urging to you to keep opening up new offers before receiving your non-existent reward:

All you’re likely to get from this is:

  • Surveys or popups
  • Malicious mobile downloads
  • Signup offers that require personal information or payment.

You could easily go into this thing expecting free premium content for your service of choice, and exit with spyware or monthly payments for subscription services you don’t actually need. As a rule, free versions of paid-for apps offered on random websites simply do not exist. Sites which claim to offer hacks or generators for titles like Roblox, FIFA, or GTAV, are simply making it up. They will almost certainly be a survey scam or something else you don’t want to get involved in.

If you’re really in need of premium versions of services you use, you’re better off paying for them. At the very least, it has to be better than spinning the wheel on sites like the above and hoping you don’t get burned.


Christopher Boyd

Former Director of Research at FaceTime Security Labs. He has a very particular set of skills. Skills that make him a nightmare for threats like you.