iOS 7 Jailbreak Update, New Tactics Employed by Scammers

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By Katrina Dianne Gimenez | December 9, 2013 3:34 PM EST

While iPhone users eagerly wait for an iOS 7 jailbreak, scammers have employed a new way to lure unsuspecting iPhone users into buying a fake iOS 7, including iOS 7.0.3 jailbreak. Despite claims of an iOS 7 jailbreak release, the Apple operating system still remains intact.

Techienews.com reported that scammers had started using the ITWorld.com Web site's Answers section. When you click to questions regarding "iosjailbreakinfo," the page is redirected to www.iosjailbreakinfo.com, a site which claims to have jailbreaks for iOS 7, including iOS 7.0.3 for all iPhone models.

Scammers further claimed confirmation by media companies such as IBTimes to authenticate their statement. One of the questions said "iOS 7 Jailbreak for iPhone 5s,5c,5,4s Just Released! IBTimes Confirms About iDevice Jailbroken."

Users are encouraged to be vigilant against scammers. Before giving away your money, check the tips below from gottabemobile.com on how to spot a jailbreak scammer.

First, a scammer asks for a fee. There will be a money back guarantee. This is another way of luring you into the fish net. Remember that anyone can claim and offer you money back. But not everyone will do so.

Files for a legitimate jailbreak are released free to users. There are a few who can create an iOS 7 jailbreak for their own use. However, these individuals will not be selling the jailbreak for only $49.50.

Second, the reviews for the iOS 7 jailbreak are overly positive. The scheme is to post fake stories in the blog section of Web sites. Scammers may also associate themselves with jailbreak veterans to make their stories more believable. Be careful in reading these articles.

Third, it claims that the jailbreak process can be performed right in your phone. The process of "jailbreaking" almost always needs a computer.

Fourth, they ask users to sign up. They ask for your personal information and a trial that requires a credit card. This should be enough for you to stay away from that site.

Fifth, they ask for donations before releasing a proof of the iOS 7 jailbreak. Asking for donations after they have given you the jailbreak is okay. But asking for donations before providing you the jailbreak should give you an idea that it is most probably a scam.

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