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Safari scam hits iPhones in the UK and U.S.

iPhone users in the UK and U.S. should be on the lookout for a scam alert on their smartphones. Safari is the target of a new scam that is intended to extort worried users, with a message that looks quite real.

As you can see on the next screenshot, iPhone users in said countries are prompted to call a number to “contact support” for an “immediate fix”.

Scam iPhone

Scam iPhone

When people call, they are asked to pay to get the false issue solved.

I guess the message could get some people that don’t see the grammatical errors on it – because they enter into a state of panic or because they don’t speak English – giving their credit card details to pay the fee.

If you don’t want to get the alert, go to the settings app on your iPhone and turn off the Block pop-ups option inside the Safari tab. That way you won’t risk the shock and completely avoid calling the fake number.

Have you already got the “risk” alert? Please let me know in the comment section below, and thank your reading eliaspelcastre.com.