How to get rid of ‘iOS crash warnings’ scam messages
You must have seen a popup on your iPhone or iPad iOS crash warning. Something like “Warning! iOs Crash report. Due to a third party application in your device, iOs is crashed. Contact Support for immediate fix.” There can be other variations. This announcement seems legit. In order to make you react, it may even claim that it`s originated from an Apple: “There is a problem with the configuration of your iOS. Please call Apple Technical Support.” It suggests you should call a toll-free number for your geographic location. If you fall in the trap, the person on the other end of the line will ask you for money to make to make the popup go away by repairing your phone.
But it’s nothing more than a scam which appears to be targeting the Safari browser users. Obviously, these people do not have any connection neither with Apple, nor with similar companies. The scammers will not make the popup go away, as they can’t do it, and all they are looking for, is your personal data, your financial details and your identity.
This scam pollutes the net since November 2014, when it was seen for the first time. However yiu can fix it in a few seconds, as it is very easy:
Put your device into Airplane Mode. To do so, go into Settings and toggle the Airplane Mode switch into OFF. Go to Settings and then go to Safari. Once there tap Clear History and Website Data. Close Safari by double-pressing the Home button and swiping Safari up to close. Now exit Airplane Mode and restart Safari.
If you want to reduce the risk of the scammers from hunting your iPhone or iPad in the future you can always block popups. It’s easy: just go to Settings, next go to Safari and then toggle the Block Pop-ups switch.
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