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.
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.
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