iOS8 users targeted in dangerous hoax

"Wave" trick tells users to put devices in microwave


SAN ANTONIO – It's the kind of prank that most people see right through.

Just in case, the Los Angeles Police Department put out word on Twitter that a message about Apple's new iOS8 software is a hoax.

"This #Wave capability is a #hoax. Don't be fooled into microwaving your #iPhone6. #Apple #Smartphone," they tweeted Tuesday.

The real-looking ad says Wave "wirelessly charges devices" in a microwave. The suggested directions (and if you missed the above paragraph - DON'T DO THIS) are "60 seconds at 700W or 70 seconds at 800W. Do not Wave charge for over 300 seconds."

This video shows what happens when you put the phone in a microwave.

The U.S. Fire Administration says you should never put aluminum foil or metal objects in a microwave because they can cause a fire.

So if you see someone without a charger for an iOS device going to place it in a microwave for a quick charge, make sure you explain it's a bad idea.