The New Phone Scam That Displays the Apple Logo on Your Phone

The new phone scam that displays the Apple logo on your phoneTravel scammers are always innovating, as seen in the new scam that’s the subject of today’s tip. As reported by security expert Brian Krebs, “A new phone-based phishing scam that spoofs Apple Inc. is likely to fool quite a few people. It starts with an automated call that displays Apple’s logo, address and real phone number, warning about a data breach at the company. The scary part is that if the recipient is an iPhone user who then requests a call back from Apple’s legitimate customer support Web page, the fake call gets indexed in the iPhone’s ‘recent calls’ list as a previous call from the legitimate Apple Support line.”

If you get a suspicious call like this, the best way to protect yourself is to hang up and call the company—whether it’s Apple, your bank, your carrier, whoever—directly.

H/T to Business Insider.

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