OUR FAVORITE PARTNER CARDS

New 60,000 points offer. Terms apply.

50,000 bonus points

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.

Related:

 

____________________________________________________________

Have your own tip? Email it to whitney@johnnyjet.com!
Want to see more tips? Click here for all 1,364!

Want even more travel tips? Sign up here for the Daily Travel Tip newsletter! Just fill in your email address and check the Daily Travel Tip box—and you’ll have Johnny’s best tips, straight to your inbox each day!

If you already subscribe to our weekly newsletter, you can sign up on the same page. Just fill in your email and check the Daily Travel Tip box on the same page and you’ll receive an email with a link to update your JohnnyJet.com preferences. On that page, just click the Daily Travel Tip box and Update Profile.

Johnny Jet

The comments on this page are not provided, reviewed, or otherwise approved by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.

Editorial Note: The editorial content on this page is not provided by any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Rate this post

Leave a Reply

Required fields are marked *