Sorry to bombard you with app posts, but we wanted to get this out there hopefully to prevent any more of our readers from purchasing A Beautiful Mess Plus: We are in no way affiliated with that app and are in conversations with Apple about getting the app taken down. Our readers actually brought it to our attention when it first hit the store. Thank you all so much for your e-mails and comments about it!
They've stolen our app icon design, photography, screengrabs from our app, and of course our name. And even more frustrating/confusing is that the creators of this app put in over 70 or so fake 5-star reviews. You'll notice essentially all the reviews are either 5 stars (fake) or 1 star (frustrated real customer). We reported it to Apple the first day we found it, and we're just waiting for them on next steps.
The most frustrating part for us is that we've heard from several of you who've purchased the app by mistake. We don't know how Apple typically handles frauds like this, but our hope is that they'll be removing it from the store and reimbursing everyone who was tricked into downloading it. But again, we're not sure how that process goes.
But to be really clear, our app is called A Beautiful Mess (Red Velvet Art LLC), and that is the only app we have in the App Store. A Beautiful Mess Plus by John Harlampa is a scam. Please report that app here.
Thanks so much! Elsie + Emma