There has been a recent scam for IOS device users (iPhones, iPods & iPads) which features a warning message about an IOS crash problem in relation to 3rd party apps you have installed on the device. An example of this is shown below:
This is of course not true, for starters you should be aware of an IOS crash on your device as you device would experience issues resulting in temporary unavailability of your device, secondly after a crash happens it is typical for your device to notify you of this not asking to call a phone number but to report the problem directly to apple using their report function which will be sent to their developer team.
Another sign that this is false is that at the top of the message there is a web address, this means that the message is being broadcasted from a website and creating a pop up on your device.
After further research into this scam it seems upon calling the number provided you are asked for credit card details and told about a false problem and the only solution is to pay these people. This of course will not fix the problem as there never was one and this will only give the scammers your hard-earned money and potentially even expose your details to fraudsters and lead to identity theft in the worst case scenario.
Whatever you do, just ignore the message and don’t part with your money for unexplained messages popping up on your phone, if you are unsure of anything check with apple first before hand and they will be able to give you answers to issues you may be unsure about.
Have your wits about you, stay safe and don’t be scammed.