Phone Scammers are Robocalling Victims to Steal Apple Account Details

Scammers are using an automated "robocalling" system with a computer-generated voice in order to scam unsuspecting victims out of their Apple account information.

The automated phone calls "spoof" Apple's caller ID in order to look legitimate. For anyone using an iPhone, the call (or voicemail) appears to come from "Apple Inc."

A computer-generated voice warns the victim about a fake "Apple account security issue", and instructs them to call a toll-free number. When the victim calls the number, a live operator pretends to be an Apple support representative and tricks them into giving up personal details including passwords or financial information.

 

Warn your friends and family to watch out for phone scams like this!