BlackBerry Knows All About Those Sketchy BBM Reviews On Android

Sigh.. can’t people leave well enough alone? Just after the launch of BBM for all there are loads of reviews on Google Play popping up. A lot of them are real but a huge portion of them are 5 star and 1 star and very suspicious. The key to knowing whether they are real or not is the broken english. AndroidCentral spoke to BlackBerry about the spam and they got this as a reply:

We have recently been made aware of a number of potentially fake five-star reviews of BBM for Android on Google Play. We do not approve of or condone such activities and are committed to working with Google to resolve this. There are also many genuinely great and useful reviews from our new BBM users on Google Play. We would like to encourage our passionate fans and users to continue to provide true assessments of the BBM experience through the proper channels.

BlackBerry is looking into it. But it still begs the question, what is the point? Artificially inflate the numbers?