Google is reportedly working on a new spy-focused finance app that could be a fake or a scam, according to a report.
The company has reportedly partnered with the Russian company Alfa Bank, which is also known as Bank for Russian Industries (BFRI), according to Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta.
The publication said the app is likely a scam.
The app’s name and the word “finance” are both borrowed from the Russian word for “money” or “credit,” and Alfa has reportedly worked with Google for the past five years.
Google has not commented on the report.
Alfa has been accused of facilitating illegal financial transactions, including the purchase of real estate in Russia, according a report from The New York Times.
Alfa did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
According to The Times, Google is also working on an app that will let people access credit and debit card information, and will use that information to make credit card purchases.
Google has already begun working on its own spy finance service, which it called “Spy Finance,” but has not said when it will launch it.
Google declined to comment on the Alfa report.
The report from Novaya and other news outlets said that the app’s developers have been working on it for five years, and have “developed and released several versions.”
Google has also reportedly partnered up with Alfa in the past, the report said.