I don’t know if human curation can ever be a solution to this problem. Not at Apple’s scale.
My issue with this is that if Apple is not going to put in the effort to prevent the countless, systemic abuse running rampant on their storefronts, they need to stop marketing the App Store as something it’s not and using in-app purchases as a revenue stream.
Because, right now, the assumption of every developer I’ve spoken to – and friends and family members who have been scammed – is that Apple pays lip service to consumer safety on the App Store so they can reap the enormous financial rewards.
Apple’s receipts suck, they’ve sucked for a long time, and they’ve shown no interest in improving. They’re obscenely wealthy, charge a premium, have an App Review team with a reputation for capricious or at least inconsistent decisions, and only pay lip service to consumer safety.