Potential iOS web scam?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by H2SO4, May 10, 2017.

  1. H2SO4 macrumors 68040

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    Hi all, not sure how much of a risk this really is but thought I’d post to keep you informed and so that you can tell your nearest and dearest NOT to click the button.
    Was browsing iMore on mi iPhone7 today, (10.3.1), and the below window popped up…...
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  2. cswifx Suspended

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    Close it, it's just an advertisement or tech support scam.
     
  3. macduke macrumors G3

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    I'd report it to @reneritchie as well. Just an ad. I've seen a few of these over the years, they're not new. But they don't have any place showing up on iMore—they're more of a click-baity site ad.
     
  4. H2SO4 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, I just thought it would be useful to know for those who know people with iDevices that may be more susceptible to scamming.
    --- Post Merged, May 11, 2017 ---
    You've made a good point. I’ll do that. Tks.
     
  5. IowaLynn macrumors 6502a

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    Use a couple Safari ad blockers myself and this falls into adware and cross posting overlaying the normal ad with something else.

    Worse part, make sure it really is the web site and not fake replica.
     
  6. H2SO4 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Might just do that too actually. I pretty much always type the address into the browser myself or use links that I’ve made.
     
  7. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    nothing's gonna happen from a technical perspective, even if you do click that button
     
  8. H2SO4 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well that’s something I didn't know of so I avoided it.
     

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