Strange message on screen

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ohforf, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. ohforf macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Yesterday I received a message to my iPhone 5s that I hadn't seen before. The home screen went completely grey and in the middle of the screen was a message from a mobile phone number saying I am due some compensation for a car accident. Obviously a scam! I unlocked the phone and went to the messages app but the message wasn't there.

    I didn't think to screen shot it at the time. Has anyone else ever had this type of message? It looked like a system message rather that an SMS or iMessage? Phone has never been jail broke.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. sohaloh macrumors regular

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    #2
    Thats called a Flash SMS, its a way companies SPAM you, don't worry about it.
     
  3. ohforf thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. hakuna-matata macrumors 6502

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  5. sophiamendezzz1 macrumors regular

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    I've never heard such a thing! That's really scary.....what else do these companies have access to do on my phone?!
     
  6. I7guy macrumors G5

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    If you are on verizon your account preferences could be set to prevent this type of message from unknown callers. Also iMessage can be blocked from unknown callers.
     

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