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Locked phone scam.

Has anybody else received a screen message saying that your phone has been blocked and it can only be unlocked for £100.  This is very scary.  Can it happen or is it just a scam.

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Re: Locked phone scam.

There was something recently about this but cannot remember what.



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Re: Locked phone scam.


@Anonymous wrote:

Has anybody else received a screen message saying that your phone has been blocked and it can only be unlocked for £100.  This is very scary.  Can it happen or is it just a scam.


It's a scam.

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Re: Locked phone scam.

It was a scam on iPhones last year where the iCloud accounts had been hacked and the message was posted using the lost phone facility.
I posted a thread on here about it somewhere.
I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

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Re: Locked phone scam.

Here http://community.o2.co.uk/t5/Off-topic/News-Apple-users-Make-sure-you-have-a-Passlock-set/m-p/672395...
I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

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Re: Locked phone scam.

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Re: Locked phone scam.

Glad i read this thread i will know its spam if i receive anything thank you. 

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Re: Locked phone scam.

Thanks very much.  Feel better now.