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Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Jimmy Guphanti, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. Jimmy Guphanti macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2011
    Why are there so many fake jailbreaking website? Try doing a Google search for "iOS 7 Jailbreak" or "iPhone 5S Unlock." There are dozens if not hundreds of fake newspaper websites, created for the sole purpose of trying to scam people into paying for a jailbreak that doesn't exist.

  2. Brittany246 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2013
    Maybe they like money.
  3. Jimmy Guphanti thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2011
    Look at this one:


    They called the site "US Procycling News" but the whole website was made just for that page about the fake unlock. They are all so elaborate. It is almost like the same guy is making all of these. It's hard to find out the status of the actual jailbreak because the internet is polluted with all of these.
  4. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    For the same reason that other sites exist to sell fake products or fake services.

    People want things so badly sometimes that they don't stop to do their due diligence. In the case of jailbreaking it's also something average iOS users are completely unfamiliar with. These charlatans prey on that and as the poster above said, they want your money.

    It's the same thing as those scammers you find on your local TV channel's "Call X for action" program segments. People believe "too good to be true" because they want it to be "true" so bad they ignore the obvious flags.
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Cause instead of going to a few well known and trusted places where they can get accurate info about the JB scene they just search.
    And then there's people clicking links and youtube videos that in turn makes those posters plenty of money.
  6. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Same reason any other scam exists. Caveat emptor. It's up to each to perform his/her due diligence.
  7. 3bs, Oct 21, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2013

    3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    Just follow this section to find out when/if the jailbreak is out and you'll be safe.
  8. cymolia macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2012
    Orange County, FL
    I have no idea what you're talking about . I send money all the time to a nigerian prince promising me millions in return
  9. TriJetHero macrumors 601


    Oct 13, 2010
    He promised me first!!!!

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