10 Phone Call Scams
While actual phone call scams may be falling out of fashion in favor of texts and emails, they still do happen from time to time. So it’s important that Apple and other tech users remain vigilant so they can avoid them.
Typically, the scam caller will purport to be an Apple service technician or Apple Support staff. They’ll explain that there’s been a “breach in the system,” or that a user’s iCloud account has been locked for one reason or another.
At this point, the scammer will ask a user for their personal information to “verify their account.” This can encompass a wealth of data, and typically includes a user’s login credentials or financial information.
To avoid phone call scams, first off, don’t give anyone your personal information over the phone if it’s an unsolicited call. If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from Apple, the company recommends hanging up and contacting them directly.