“Leaked iOS 7 Free-Download” Scam Exposed

Keep away from surveys that ask for your phone number

As it is usually the case whenever new Apple products are involved, an iOS 7 scam is making the rounds claiming to give you the IPSW file for iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, or iPhone 5, in exchange for your phone number.

In what looks like your typical mobile subscription scam, the people behind “ios7leak [dot] blogspot [dot] com” say you have to fill in one of the surveys listed there “and file will automatically download.”

They also say you have to disable AdBlock or other ad blocking software to see the surveys, one of the first telltale signs that you might be dealing with an online scam.

By selecting to download either the Mac or Windows version you are directed to another download page. Hit this new Download button and the list of surveys appears.

In typical manner, the scam survey changes based on your location. By handing over your phone number, you are most likely subscribing to a premium SMS service. In other words, keep away.

Even if you are allowed at some point to download a file called “iOS 7 IPSW” or anything similar, it could well be a package that hides a piece of malware. You’ve been warned.

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