With the help of technology, scammers always come up with new challenging ways to get hold of your sensitive information and hard earned money.
These concerts are sophisticated and they polish their techniques all the time and wait for the perfect moment to beat. Therefore, at Komando.com we do our best to keep you updated on all the attacks that make the rounds.
Take this new phone spoofing scam that has been discovered recently. It's so hard, it can even convince you!
This Apple counterfeit call may look so legitimate
As reported by the cybersecurity site KrebsInSecurity, phone callers are back on it. This time, they spoiled Apple's genuine support number 1
But don't be fooled! There is only one other cache that is out to get you.
As usual, the provided telephone number is called on the answering machine to connect the victim to a fake Apple Support call center, where someone will attempt to convince you to release your personal information, banking information and even check your computer in an external way.
Why is this counterfeit call showing Apple's information?
The interesting thing about this joke is that in some cases, Apple's actual logo, address and phone number will display on the contact information page.
How is it coming? Remember MobileMe, Apple's old cloud synchronization service and iCloud's predecessor? Chances are, if you ever used MobileMe and already used an iPhone before 2011, you will have Apple's contact cards stored by default in your contact list.
This means that if you were an early iPhone adopter and you get a call that is spoofing Apple's support number (800-692-7753), it will actually display Apple's logo, address, and phone number as contact information (default data stored in your contact list .)
Continue, check your iPhone's contact list now and see if you have Apple's old MobileMe contact information. If you do, you may want to delete it to prevent you from being forged by fake conversations like this.
Click here to read KrebsOnSecurity's full report.
What is caller ID?
Call ID or phone number spoofing is a growing plague that is not only annoying, but also equally dangerous.
With this scheme, criminal VOIP (voice-over-IP) and voice-tracking software use to mimic a caller's caller ID. This means they can get a call that appears on your phone as if it comes from a known person, company or organization.
In fact, these phishing scams in the phone number (also known as vishing ) are so sophisticated and professionally handled that they even fool the most technological knowledge around. Click here to read one of the most interesting phone search fishing trials.
How to protect yourself against phishing scams in your phone:
This phishing scam in your Apple phone may look convincing to some people, but at the end of the day, only
To protect yourself from phone polling Generally, here are some suggestions:
- If you receive an unsolicited phone call claiming to be from Apple (or another legitimate company) and ask you to provide personal information, hang up or ignore the call / answering machine.
- Remember, Apple does not make unwanted phone calls. If you get an unexpected call from someone claiming to be from Apple, it's most likely a scam.
- If you need to contact Apple (or another company), you can call yourself. If you do not know the customer's phone numbers, look for them on the company's website itself. (Note: Don't rely on Google search results. Get phone numbers directly from the company's official website.)
- Handle all unwanted phone calls with skepticism. Don't give any personal information.
Watch out! This elaborate Apple phishing attack will steal your identity
As I have said before, phishing scams are one of the most widespread and incredible web-based scams out there. They use fake emails that seem like they are from a trusted source, but in reality there are tricks to get you to click or enter information that allows the scammer to access personal or financial information. This latest phishing scam uses people's trust in Apple to do just that. Click or click to find out what to look for.