Phone been hacked or compromised?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by FortWorthMac, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. FortWorthMac macrumors 6502a

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    Okay......

    A friend of mine has an iPhone 4s and I'm his goto guy with tech issues. But I'm at a loss so wanted to turn to the masses here. Today he had gotten several phone calls from a number purporting to be his number. And additionally, today, someone charged $650.00 on his debit card. Needless to say the transaction was not authorized.

    His phone is jailbroken.

    No idea if the two are related but is it even possibe to spoof a number and or hack into an iPhone?

    Thanks
    David
     
  2. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Let's say your friend's number is 1 234-5678. He is getting phone calls from that same number (1 234-5678)?

    Does he store his credit card info right on the phone? If not, there is no chance the $650 is the result of a "hack", thus rendering this a coincidence.
     
  3. BlueGummiBear macrumors 6502a

    BlueGummiBear

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    There are websites available that will let you spoof caller id's for free. He should run a credit report on himself to make sure nothing else has been opened in his name.
     
  4. FortWorthMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, he's getting calls from "his" number. It's strange. Also he said his debit cards number is not on his phone. So that may just be a coincidence.
     

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