A strange app has surfaced on the Google Play Store, an app from Google called “Device Lock Controller”. The app was quietly released back in June and has around 10 downloads as of this reporting. Basically, the app is designed to let creditors, banks, carriers (whoever you owe money to) limit function on the device if you fall behind on payments.

The app’s function is described on the Play Store as follows:

Device Lock Controller enables device management for credit providers. Your provider can remotely restrict access to your device if you do not many payments. If your device is…

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