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#1 February 22 2018


Consumer Protection App

So I got this SMS from the Ministry of Economy yesterday, 2 people I know did as well. It promoted an App called Consumer Protection Lebanon where you can read the latest news and events and submit a complaint after you register.

As always (when looking at shady applications), I looked at the Permissions on the Play Store.
Device & App History (what apps are running)
Location (GPS, which I thought, okay, maybe to send the location of the complaint, but doesn't look like it from what I can tell)
Device ID & Call Info (reading your network status and your ID, which is forced because you allow the app to make phone calls, probably to call the hotline)

So am I being paranoid, because man oh man are there a bunch of complaints that I would like to file.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta … o.consumer
https://itunes.apple.com/lb/app/consume … 55716?mt=8

Last edited by beezer (February 22 2018)


#2 February 22 2018


Re: Consumer Protection App

you can always file complaints from their site, no need for the mobile app: New Ticket


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