Should I be worried?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by TrenttonY, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. TrenttonY macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2012
    in Safari on my iPhone A random tab opened and a iOS popup alert banner came up with the classic FBI warning "The FBI is Recording... Blah blah.... Pay x for us to stop.

    I just closed the alert banner and deleted the tab.

    Should I be worried about a virus/etc on my iPhone? Should I Restore?
  2. EmilioStewart macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2015
    Can you post some screenshots about that thing? Or just 1 time that thing happened after you close it and its gone then you have nothing to worry.
  3. Yun0 macrumors 65816


    Jun 12, 2013
    Winnipeg, Canada
    welcome to more scammers/malware/popups/etc targeted at ios, since we're kind of booming...just ignore it
  4. hojx macrumors 6502


    Jan 18, 2014
    Considering you were browsing the web (can you say which one?), I would think it is merely a Javascript popup scam. I would be more worried if I saw the popup in the homescreen for example.
  5. TrenttonY thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2012
    Sorry for the lack of details.

    Here more:

    Yes it happened in Safari, and has yet to happen again. I didn't get a screenshot because I was more worried about exiting quickly because I wasn't sure if it would harm my whole phone.
  6. iShorty macrumors regular


    Jun 23, 2010
    Nottingham, UK
    Don't be worried, it was most likely just a javascript popup alert which others have already mentioned above. There is no need to restore, it's literally just a popup alert on a website that you've accidentally visited most likely through advertisements or click-bate.

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