Scam Alert: iPhone Users Warned Not To Answer This Type Of Call

Scammers are running a sophisticated scheme warning iPhone users that there has been suspicious activity on their iCloud accounts.

A new scam has been targeting iPhone users.
A new scam has been targeting iPhone users. Photo Credit:

The new scam involves fraudsters making phony calls posing as Apple support staff. The calls look authentic because an actual Apple support number from a local Apple number and Apple logo will display on the screen.

The callers use spoofing technology to alter the numbers that show up on the caller ID. The schemers then go to work attempting to steal information about iCloud accounts and passwords.

Apple's website states that if a customer gets a call claiming to be from Apple support, that you should hang up immediately, and call the customer service number on your own. They also suggest that you activate two-factor authentication to protect yourself.

The company noted that real support team members do not ask for an Apple ID, password, iCloud information or verification codes to provide help.

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