How do scammers use fax machines against your iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by duggram, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. duggram macrumors 6502


    Apr 17, 2008
    2 AM I get a text message on my iPhone supposedly from a local credit union tell me to call a certain phone number. I was too curious. So I called on the land line. The answering device sounded like a fax machine. I hung up immediately, went to the credit unions Web site and saw text messaging fraud alert.

    How are these crooks using a fax machine to attack a text capable phone?
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I don't think the message comes from a fax machine; they only transmit images, not phone txt. More likely the phone number is faked when they send the message from a computer.
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
  4. duggram thread starter macrumors 6502


    Apr 17, 2008
    I didn't say the fax machine sent the text msg. I said the fax machine was on the end of the line they want you to call. So if you called that number with your iPhone how would they attack your iPhone?

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