Is this jailbreak a Scam???

famoussasjohn

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Jul 7, 2010
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why would you pay for a jailbreak when it will be free? of course its fake.
clicked the link..did you look at the picture? an iPhone on Verizon?
 

andy071202

macrumors member
Jul 14, 2010
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Hi, recently i found this page http://unlockiphone4os.com/index.html

They charge for unlocking even the :apple:iPhone 4, but I think is a scam. Any one knows anything about this web site?:confused:
Yep they take your money and give you a service that does not work
they give u software but it does not work.
And when u complain they make it out as if you went wrong and it was your fault and u don't get your money back.
These sites are scams and surely by the response that you have received from different members of this forum you will not fall a victim of this
please stay away and remember All Unlock and Jailbreak has been told by the developers that this service is FREE
 

Alvi

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Oct 31, 2008
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It's a scam, all Jailbreaks are free, and no paid jailbreak will work more/better than free ones
 

iTouch

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Sep 12, 2007
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Not really a scam. They are providing a service but it's something that can easily be done by the owner of the device. This remembers me of Life Lock, which people thought was scam. It's service but it's something that can be done by the person. Nothing special was done. It was deemed not a scam but I understand why people would consider it a scam.
 

labman

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Jun 9, 2009
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Not really a scam. They are providing a service but it's something that can easily be done by the owner of the device. This remembers me of Life Lock, which people thought was scam. It's service but it's something that can be done by the person. Nothing special was done. It was deemed not a scam but I understand why people would consider it a scam.
no Scam they lie to people say they have a jailbreak suck as iPhone 4 and charge money. then they wait for the jailbreak and unlocks from the dev-team just like us. and resell stuff the dev-team gives for free. doesn't bother to tell people they can get it free. often offers no support. I could go on people that need help should somebody familiar and honest off sites like craigslist. shouldn't cost more then $20 or so but they peovide a actual service these sites do not!
 

thelatinist

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Aug 15, 2009
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Not really a scam. They are providing a service but it's something that can easily be done by the owner of the device.
No, they are selling an iPhone 4 jailbreak and unlock, which does not exist. You cannot legitimately sell a non-existent product or a service that you cannot deliver on.
 

iTouch

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Sep 12, 2007
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No, they are selling an iPhone 4 jailbreak and unlock, which does not exist. You cannot legitimately sell a non-existent product or a service that you cannot deliver on.
I was speaking in general. I see quite a few ads regarding jailbreaking for a fee. If it's for an iPhone 4 then i would say it's a scam at this point. But when it's released then I see no issue. There are lot of people who are not tech savvy willing to pay.
 

thelatinist

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Aug 15, 2009
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I was speaking in general. I see quite a few ads regarding jailbreaking for a fee. If it's for an iPhone 4 then i would say it's a scam at this point. But when it's released then I see no issue. There are lot of people who are not tech savvy willing to pay.
This is not a general thread, it's a specific thread about this poster's issue. You told him it wasn't a scam, and that is 100% false.

Secondly, this is not someone charging for his time and expertise, this is someone selling free software that does not belong to him. If I set up a website selling Firefox for $29.99, that would be scam. And so is this.
 

narimonk

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Jul 15, 2010
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Sacramento, CA
This is not a general thread, it's a specific thread about this poster's issue. You told him it wasn't a scam, and that is 100% false.

Secondly, this is not someone charging for his time and expertise, this is someone selling free software that does not belong to him. If I set up a website selling Firefox for $29.99, that would be scam. And so is this.
Truer words have never been spoken sir.
 

Krafty

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Dec 31, 2007
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I wish this was plastered at the top of these forums. I swear these forums have turned into a support group for impatient 12 year olds.
I was thinking about making a topic with direct links to the Dev Team twitters and fakes to look out for, but all I'll get is "oMG we Kn0w This already !!!11!!! like 4TH TOIPC!!!! MOD WASSLAND PLZ!!" and other sleazy comments to follow.
 

iTouch

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Sep 12, 2007
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This is not a general thread, it's a specific thread about this poster's issue. You told him it wasn't a scam, and that is 100% false.

Secondly, this is not someone charging for his time and expertise, this is someone selling free software that does not belong to him. If I set up a website selling Firefox for $29.99, that would be scam. And so is this.
I see your point about this being specific to the poster. But you if feel so strongly about this you should report the website. Instead of letting people get scammed.
 

maxcert

macrumors newbie
Dec 23, 2010
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Is this jailbreak a Scam???

How to know if some site is a scam?

To help another people, I found this complaint in December 23, 2010:

http://www.complaintsboard.com/?search=unlockiphone4os.com&everything=Everything

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: 2010-09-24 by solo

Unauthorized charge!
>>>www.unlockiphone4os.com<<<
>>>swreg.org card<<<
>>>www.cardquery.com<<<
ABOVE WEBSITES... STAY FAR FAR FAR AWAY FROM.
SCAM SCAM SCAM

I SHOULD HAVE DONE MY RESEARCH BEFORE THE PURCHASE
 

labman

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Jun 9, 2009
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How to know if some site is a scam?

To help another people, I found this complaint in December 23, 2010:

http://www.complaintsboard.com/?search=unlockiphone4os.com&everything=Everything

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: 2010-09-24 by solo

Unauthorized charge!
>>>www.unlockiphone4os.com<<<
>>>swreg.org card<<<
>>>www.cardquery.com<<<
ABOVE WEBSITES... STAY FAR FAR FAR AWAY FROM.
SCAM SCAM SCAM

I SHOULD HAVE DONE MY RESEARCH BEFORE THE PURCHASE
1+ yes do research before giving them money. In the case of jailbreaks and unlocks you can get something for nothing.. :D Musclenerd has warning of the dev-team blob as well but still people get scammed. most people that need it will never see your post...
 

hackthatphone

macrumors 68000
Jul 28, 2010
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no paid jailbreak will work more/better than free ones
That is not necessarily true. We have no idea what the future holds. Maybe some mega company will come along with genius programmers and market the most amazing shiny app that will do this faster, better, and more reliably.

And maybe some day rabbits will have shot guns so bears won't screw with them either.

Never say never though.
 

mikelegacy

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Dec 5, 2010
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Definitely a scam. Unfortunately what they are doing is not illegal... :( they're selling a service, not the program in which is used to jailbreak. It's unfortunate that people fall into this trap.
 

Consultant

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Jun 27, 2007
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Definitely a scam. Unfortunately what they are doing is not illegal... :( they're selling a service, not the program in which is used to jailbreak. It's unfortunate that people fall into this trap.
It's NOT a service.

Because they were trying to sell unlocks before it was available.

Otherwise they repackage FREE software to scam people.
 

thelatinist

macrumors 603
Aug 15, 2009
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Connecticut, USA
Definitely a scam. Unfortunately what they are doing is not illegal... :( they're selling a service, not the program in which is used to jailbreak. It's unfortunate that people fall into this trap.
I don't know where you get the idea that it is not illegal to fraudulently advertise a service you can't deliver on.
 
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