Is this a real scam or just an edited photo?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by -Gonzo-, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. -Gonzo- macrumors 6502


    Nov 14, 2015
    Just seen this posted on Facebook, as I can't see any mention of it elsewhere is it really a scam or just someone trying to be funny with an edited photo?
  2. kennydupra macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2015
  3. Ernest_Sobanski macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2015
    I got something like this few days ago I press cancel and went to App Store and try download random free app and use my password and everything was fine so I guess it might be scam but not 100% sure
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    I believe it's a valid dialog box but I'm not sure what version(s) of iOS it's from.

    Of course if something like that came up while in a web browser I'd be very suspicious.
  5. Swiss-G macrumors 6502a


    Jun 3, 2010
    United Kingdom

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