New scam tries to persuade users with message that iOS is in trouble

New scam tries to persuade users with message that iOS is in trouble

Scammers they are everywhere, always using their creativity to try to deceive users. The newest blow that tries to reach owners of iPhones and iPads uses a message that appears on certain sites which suggests that iOS is in trouble.

The warning, counts the Telegraph, features a supposed Apple support phone number. When establishing contact, the user is then persuaded to share the credit card details for the problem correction service to run.

More experienced users will notice that the message is just a popup, the type that can even be blocked in Safari Settings. It is recommended that those who encounter the message execute the command "Clear History and Site Data" in the same place in order to delete the Cookies recorded by scammers.

That's the kind of scam that only hits people insecure in using devices like iGadgets and naive to the point of giving credit card details over the phone, without any certainty of being talking to a reputable company. But the alert is valid; never too careful.

[via Cult of Mac]