This isn’t a definitive sign that an app is Fleeceware: plenty of apps and services use the same approach and rely on you forgetting to cancel your subscription before the end of the trial period.
Fleeceware isn’t limited to fake VPN apps.
And let’s not forget, these apps aren’t even providing a usable VPN service.
Again, if you know anything about VPNs, you’ll immediately spot the danger as $9.99 per week is up to four times more than many reputable VPN services charge per month.
Researchers at Avast have discovered three apps available on Apple’s App Store which claim to be VPNs but overcharge without providing any sort of service whatsoever.