I have a couple of modestly successful android apps in the store and I've recently been approached by a company to buy out two of the apps from me. The company was webuyapps.top.
There are a couple of red-flags that concern me, particularly:
- Their willingness to buy apps even if they make very little or no money. (Mine have barely just broken even).
- Similar websites of the same name and identical content (here and here, for example)
- No information about company location or phone numbers on their website.
However, they do offer to pay by escrow (which I believe is a 'safe' payment method), but I don't know what they gain from buying android apps that don't make any money. Is this a scam? How does it work?
I have spent a bit more time on this and have concluded that there are legitimate app buyout companies. (For example, my second 'here' above). That company has a significant social media presence, a functioning website, and company contact details on their facebook page.
However, I believe I was contacted by a scammer masquerading as a company like this. Their website contains identical copy as the legitimate one, although, it also has grammar errors and broken links. They also seem to have lower requirement criteria for the apps they buy.
I have contacted both websites to check if they are affiliated with eachother and asking for more information about the process.