One of my colleagues had one of these messages pop up on her school iPad. She wondered about it, not really worried, but still had a nagging thought about the threat. These scams have been landing in our inboxes ever since email was invented, but now they are showing up as popups in our browsers and on our screens.
My advice? Never click on a link or let these things scare you into clicking OK. Always check it out by searching for what is already out there for info. Apple support communities is always a good choice for the iOS or on other platforms, just search in your browser for the message or part of the message.
Another great place to look for the authenticity of an email or error message is to go to Snopes.com – Snopes provides the answers to whether something is a rumor or truthful.