Did you ever receive an offer on your phone that seemed too good to be true?
Here’s what typically happens: You’re browsing the web on your iPhone when a strange pop-up appears. It says that you’ve won an AMAZING prize for free, and all you need to do is claim it!
In this article, I’ll explain what to do when you see a “Congratulations” pop-up on your iPhone, and show you how to report this scam to Apple.
When you encounter a pop-up like this on your phone, do no try to close out of the add or hit the X, as it usually launches more adds. Instead, immediately close out of your web browser. To close out of the browser, either Double tap the home button or swipe up from the bottom of the screen and close the browser tab you have open. We can then clear your browser history and data.
You can also report the website and ads to apple here.
These simple steps will help you stay a little safer when browsing the web from your phone.
Anthony holds dual degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from NYU.
He has over 30 years of experience in hardware design and software programming. Anthony specializes in computer and cloud networking and has collaborated with clients and third parties on creating custom software designs and is a web presence and accessibility compliance expert.