But the list of hoaxes surrounding the iPhone 5 jailbreak buzz isn’t even close to completion. Each day, another website gets launched, scamming people into paying anywhere from $10 to $40 for a software that won’t jailbreak anything. In fact, it will charge your card and copy your cardholder name, email address, card number, expiry date and card validation code.
Other websites do feature jailbreak software but not for iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S. You will download an obsolete version of software that will work for older iOS versions and devices. So once again, you’re losing money and getting nothing in return. On the other side, some scammers will create an almost identical copy of a popular jailbreak site which is hard to tell apart even for the knowledgeable eye.
Some iPhone 5 jailbreaking scams are so good they even trick Apple’s strict regulations. A $9.99 app was eventually removed by Apple from its App Store after users flagged it as a scam and complained they lost their money. The app was called “Jailbreak” (produced by RiliSoft) and claimed to deliver the jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2. But users who paid for the promise of an iPhone 4S jailbreak suddenly found themselves playing a game, and not jailbreaking their devices.