Apple users are under threat from an iPhone scam that sees them urged to call a number and pay up to £50 or $80 for a fix – or all their details will be stolen, it can be revealed.
The issue – which appears to have been affecting users in the US for at least nine months but has since spread to Britain – sees a ‘crash report’ message pop up while users are on the Safari internet app.
The message appearing on the screen says: ‘Warning iOS Crash Report – Due to a third party application in your phone, iOS crashed. Contact support for an immediate fix.’
Users are then told to call one of a list of numbers – ‘1-800-480-4170’ in the US or ‘0800 279 6211’ or ‘0800 652 4895’ in the UK – and someone will then ask for their credit card details to make a payment to solve the issue.