1. ArthurBoyadjian's Avatar
    dad got this text
    Fraudsters spam out scams via SMS text messages | Naked Security
    sent it to me so i could check to see if it was a virus but accidentally opened it, what should i do, apparently its gonna send messages to everyone and take control of his phone. hes on 5.1.1 on a 4s
    05-12-2012 09:56 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    The link is legit.... but is warning about a phishing scam. Bottom line, don't believe a text notification of winning something. Ever.
    05-12-2012 10:24 PM
  3. ArthurBoyadjian's Avatar
    The link is legit.... but is warning about a phishing scam. Bottom line, don't believe a text notification of winning something. Ever.
    but is it a virus, would it stick to the phone? should i restore?
    Last edited by ArthurBoyadjian; 05-12-2012 at 11:09 PM.
    05-12-2012 10:32 PM
  4. Peligro911's Avatar
    iPhone's don't get viruses ..

    It's a trick to get you to subscribe to a premium service that will prob charge 9.99 a month to your cell bill

    If you get a charge call your provider and block premium SMS messages


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    05-12-2012 11:35 PM
  5. kch50428's Avatar
    but is it a virus, would it stick to the phone? should i restore?
    The link to the 'nakedsecurity' is a legit site... you can't get a virus that I know of via SMS texts... but, links in them can take you to places that may be capable of nefarious things. Don't click links in unsolicited SMS messages, and you'll be fine.
    05-12-2012 11:59 PM
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