Android monitoring programs have a lot of applications in daily life, such as child protection, elderly care, employee supervision, spouse safety, etc. However, as with all good things, there are some unethical software vendors who try to scam customers by providing substandard and low quality phone monitoring software at a high price.
Small vendors claim to provide all the high end features that larger software vendors provide and try to charge a fortune for them. An average customer with little technical knowledge gets confused with all the jargon mentioned in the software brochures and may get scammed by an unscrupulous software vendor. This article discusses certain traits which will enable you to identify scammers.
After sales support
Android monitoring programs being user friendly and easy to use, support is usually not required after installation of the application. However, this does not mean that support
should not be provided at all. There might be minor problems that need to be addressed for hassle free
use. Software service is a long term commitment and your vendor ought to provide it.
The pricing terms on the portal may not be clear. Vendors need to be transparent about their pricing policies to let customers buy software at a reasonable rate. Unclear terms tend to be misused to over quote a section of clients. Making some their customer pay higher for the same software is unethical.
Spyware and bugs
There are also others who claim to provide free software
. However, much more often than not, these programs contain spyware or they may not function properly due to a large number of bugs. Bugs might throw up warning messages on the user phone which will alert them that they are being monitored. Viruses are also common in these pages.
Lack of credibility
Scammers lack credibility as they may not be able to provide you with verifiable customer testimonials. The terms and conditions on the website may not be clear. Legitimate vendors have clear terms on their purchase page and can provide verifiable customer reviews.
A scammer is unlikely to spend a lot on website design and maintenance. They are simply looking to make a quick buck and vanish from sight. As such, the portals on which they sell the software tend to be buggy and filled with incorrect English.
It is better to get your mobile phone monitoring program from a verified and trustworthy vendor whom you can approach in case of any problems.
Brian Coulter is an Opinion Leader on Cell Phones and Their Applications. When not Testing New Software, He Writes about Cell Phone Technology and His Opinions about Its Future. He is also developer of Android Spy Program.