Inappropriate Ads Disguised as Competition Requests on Samsung Health App

One of the downsides to the pretty good Samsung One UI is the presence of ads in the pre-installed apps. Fortunately, most of it can be turned off, but it still doesn’t completely eliminate intrusive ads. While most of the ads are pretty innocuous, Reddit users report that the Samsung Health app has disguised ads for sex services.

According to the forum posts, the advertisements look almost identical to the calls to the walking competitions in the Together tab. However, when you click on the card, you click on the questionable link. The newly opened site contains inappropriate content and is likely to be used to steal personal information. The full extent of the problem is not yet known, but users from the Netherlands and India are reported to have encountered similar advertisements.

Samsung has not yet commented on how its app could have sponsored links referring to inappropriate content, moreover, clearly disguised as an element of the app’s interface. Users who suffer from these advertisements are advised to change who they can receive competition requests from in the Samsung Health app.

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