What is this Ghost Icon

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  1. PennyCandee

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    ghost notification.png Yesterday I received a notification on my phone that I did not recognize - a blue circle with a ghost inside of it and next to it the statement "Click me!! Click me!!"

    It seemed concerning and a person I trusted to know these things clicked it and it took him to a game center.

    Today I have the same icon with a different message. I don't want to click it as I do not know the source of these notifications.

    Can anyone help?
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    Can you find the game center that tapping on the notification took your friend to in the app drawer?

    Or in settings>apps? See if you can find it there & uninstall or disable it.

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    If you press and hold the notification a little information bubble will pop on the notification and it can take you to the app info to uninstall.

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    I tried that... There is no "Game Center" ... I even checked system apps. I took the risk and clicked on it and the new notification took me to "Game Center" again... it looks like a store for game apps....
     
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    HA!!! It was mentioned that it looked like a Pac-Man ghost. But no, I don't have Pac-Man on my phone.
     
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    Since it is not longer showing - because I took a risk and clicked on it and cleared it - I will have to wait to see if it happens again and try it.
     
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    What happened when you clicked on it?

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    Then my next guess would be a shopping app or deal or coupon app wanting you to open it and look at upcoming Halloween deals.

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    IMG_0985.JPG I have a floating icon that appeared but clicking on it does nothing, I can't move it to the trash or anything, anybody else have this problem? I am using an S7 edge.
     
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    If I recall that is something to do with one of the options in the dev settings... I just don't recall which

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    Thanks, ill look into that!
     
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