Call about a test iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by d88co88, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. d88co88 macrumors 6502

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    One of my relatives is telling me they got a call to be a part in receiving and testing the new iPhone 5, and refuses to admit they're wrong. Apple/AT&T (the company they're with) doesn't do that right? That seems very un-appleish and I'm sure AT&T can't do that. Is it safe to call bull on this? Thanks!
     
  2. cynics macrumors G4

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  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, no way this is legit.
     
  4. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    No, Apple definitely doesn't do this. Or it would guarantee that the iPhone 5 would end up leaked out before release.

    This is a total scam.
     
  5. d88co88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's EXACTLY what I told them, silly stubborn people can't admit when they're wrong. :D
     
  6. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    They could have very well received such a call.







    But there's no way it's legitimate.
     
  7. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    not possible ... they are testing you to see how gullible you are
     
  8. jamisonbaines macrumors regular

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    got a mystery text from 718 xxx xxxx last night around 11 pm with a similar offer.
    wondering how they phished my number.
     
  9. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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    It's not uncommon in the scam world to offer people a new unreleased product to test but they just need a small deposit to insure you'll return the item at the end of the test period;) you send the deposit via your credit card debit card # and poof your money is gone :eek:
     
  10. lordofthereef, Feb 9, 2012
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    lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    It's really very easy. Just random entry, and GO! There is a certain block of numbers cell carriers are able to use. Plug in the algorithm and send thousands of texts a second. They are targetting so many people in such little time that it doesn't even matter if the text makes sense. They just blanket as many users as they can in hopes that a small fraction falls for it. Telcos have millions of users. Even if a fraction of a percent of those people are willing to give this "company" a couple bucks, the scammers stand to walk away with a boatload of cash.
     
  11. Pharmscott macrumors 6502a

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    I got this same thing TWICE in one afternoon this weekend. The text contained a link which I did not bother to click... delete! Scam.
     
  12. In Like Flynn macrumors regular

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    I would like to try out a new 5, can I have the link please? :)
     
  13. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Let them run with it. I'm a firm believer in learning by mistake. :)

    At least after it, they won't be so gullible anymore.
     

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