Alternatively, try to imagine the situation without these controls in place. Apple recently released figures for how many scam apps and accounts they’ve taken down, and the numbers are astronomical.
> Apple stopped over $1.5 billion in potentially fraudulent transactions.
> Apple expelled 470,000 teams from the Apple Developer Program for fraud-related reasons. It also rejected nearly 205,000 developer enrollment attempts over fraud concerns.
> Apple deactivated 244 million customer accounts due to fraudulent and abusive activity, including fake reviews. It also rejected 424 million attempted account creations due to fraudulent and abusive patterns.