A fake Tinkoff Bank application has appeared in the official Apple application store for iOS - AppStore. The bank's support service warned that it cannot be downloaded. Official Tinkoff applications disappeared from the AppStore in March.
We are talking about the TBank App, which is displayed when you try to find Tinkoff services in the App Store. The application card shows that it was submitted more than a week ago. Images of Tinkoff Bank cards and a similar color scheme of the bank’s brand were used as the visual design of the application. However, the description of the TBank App does not indicate which credit institution the application belongs to.
“This is not our application, you cannot download it. We do not guarantee the security of your data if you download this application and run it on your phone,” the bank’s support service told TASS. You can install the official bank application on an iOS phone only through a Tinkoff Bank representative, support emphasized. In the comments to the fake application, users said that offers to apply for a microloan and casino advertisements appear on the main page of the TBank App.
In March 2023, after EU sanctions, Tinkoff applications became unavailable in the App Store. In addition to Tinkoff, applications from many other Russian banks, such as Sberbank, VTB and Alfa Bank, are also not available in the AppStore.
Read more in the Kommersant FM article. "The AppStore has cleaned up the apps".